Sneakers are OUT and we’ve found the alternative

Post by TM

A few weeks ago, I was walking past River Island as I do every day on my way to work, and because for some reason I had some time to spare (this is very rare. Extremely rare) I popped in and just bought a jacket. 

The jacket in question is a waterproof(ish) heavy parka with a fur(ish) lining and even furrier detachable, er, fur down the sides and around the neck, and it is very handy for the cold but changeable weather we’ve been having. I will detach the fur soon and imagine it will have a Barbour-esque quality to it. It was a good buy in a lot of ways; it’s warm, for one, and it has detachable fur, goddammit! Oh, and it was chee-eep (last one on sale – score). But everyone has one, or one like it. Everyone. It’s so unimaginative it might as well be skinny blue jeans with heels and a white blazer.

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It’s this one exactly!

Most people who I see wearing this or a lookalike jacket are also wearing skinny jeans (they are so not dead) and some form of sneaker

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Look familiar?

This look is the best thing to happen to street style ever, but once 13-year-olds and 30-year-olds are wearing the same thing, you know that the look is done. Sad but true.

I have been doing an awful lot of sneaker-wearing lately: to work, at the weekend, you know, any time that calls for comfort – which is all the time really. While I’ve enjoyed the comfort of comfort, it’s time to move on.

The streets of Paris during Fashion Week is a good place to look for inspiration.

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Ah, boots. We can live with that. And we already own many.

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OK, fancy pointy flats. That’ll do just fine.

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Leather backless slippers? Oh hell yeah! It is ON.

While we’re on the slippers note, I must reveal that I have a new cookies stalker. ASOS has made way for Mahabis and dammit, but they are doing a good job persuading me to buy a pair. I think I might just have to.

Fine, that’s that then. Slippers are the new runners. Hurrah!

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