Which Trainer Tribe are you?


Style Theory: Cool, comfortable and can look pretty edgy, trainers are a day to day staple for us busy ladies. Wear them to the office to make travelling easy, perfect for the schoolrun or chasing round toddlers, trainers are a trend we can all get on board with. I am a huge fan and I think cross a few trainer tribes as for me pretty much any trainer goes..

Trainers can be worn with pretty much any outfit, the perfect item to tone things down making an look effortlessly cool..so lets start with the Trainers Tribes..

The Luxe Tribe
Money is no object, the name is key but best if it is subtle..the creme de la creme of the trainer world..
Gucci @Net a Porter £435
Wear with crop, black kick flare jeans and a forest green silk shirt for a glamorous, grown up look.
Golden Goose @Matches £250
My favourite luxe brand, these are my style of choice, I love the leopard print details and the worn in look. These with go with everything from your little black dress to boyfriend jeans and sweater.
Saint laurent @Net A Porter £380
The star details makes these trainers stand out, would look simply chic with a black trouser suit and white tee and delicate gold jewellery.

The Sporty Tribe
Trainers in their true form..the sports trainer or running shoes, use them in the gym, wear them out in the evening either way these look pretty cool..

Nike Flyknit Racer Trainers £130
Super cool, I love the mix of the turquoise and gold, great with an all black outfit.

Nike Air Max Thea @Office £84.99
These have been the trainers 'to have' over the past few years and now are classics. They look chic and cool and again can be worn with everything, love them with the dungarees and white tee in the streetstyle photo above. 
Nike Air Max @Office £96.99
These are super chunky but are amazingly flattering on legs, the depth of the trainers make legs look thinner. Love the grey and bronze colours, these will add interest to any look.

The Retro Trainer Tribe
Adidas Stan Smith £67
I live in my Stan Smith trainers, they are the comfiest trainers I own and I have worn them throughout the Summer, autumn and winter. They are, in my opinion, the ultimate all- rounder trainer. I love the neo white colour (the more worn yellowing colour as seen in the photo above).
Adidas Superstar @Office £61.99
These trainers have stood the test of time, I had my first pair at university 20 years ago (yikes!) and completely treasured them then. I still have a pair from 15 years ago and believe it or not they look as good as new. Love them with black skinny ankle length jeans and a grey coat (see photo above)
Adidas Gazelle @Office £66.99
For those preferring the understated trainers this is for you. It doesn't shout but just shows that you have your eye on the trends and subtlety is your thing.

New Balance £67
A sugary take on a classic. The colours bring this retro New Balance trainer up to date and would make a cute outfit with blue skinny jeans, white shirt and huge oversize beige scarf.

The Metallic Tribe
Golden Goose @Net A Porter £270
Luxuriously glittery, utterly over the the top but so gorgeous. I love, love these, keep the rest of your outfit paired back to black, neutrals, let your feet doing the talking...
Adidas Superstar £79.99
I have just ordered these, I spotted them on Its.Reb instagram feed and fell in love with them. She was wearing them with black, ankle length jeans and a white shirt and bomber and looked amazing..
Superga @John Lewis £50
I have these and again have worn these so much, if I want to look a little smarter but still be super comfortable I wear these with a black dress or my dungarees and a smart blouse. 

I think I cross most of these tribes and am now dipping my toe in the metallic tribe..not sure I will pull them off but I will try! Here are some of my trainer looks from the past couple of months..

My Style

I am a huge trainer fan and live in them every day!

Which trainer tribe are you in, or do you, like me, dip into all of them? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxx


  1. It's funny before I became a mum the only trainers I owned were for the gym. Now my collection is ever growing. The only way you can get anything done stylishly x i love your edit Yvadney

    1. Thanks so much Yvadney, completely agree I am over the moon trainers have stayed in fashion they make running around after kids so much easier xx

  2. Love the all Fran. I'm a huge fan of the Air Max and my glitter Francys were delivered today😆 I'll get them on the blog soon! X

    1. Love all your trainers Joanna, and the glitter Francys are amazing cannot wait to see them on you xx

  3. I live in trainers...I love them! The golden Adidas are gorgeous....I can definitely see you rockin' those! xx

    1. You have a fab selection of trainers Michelle, the golden trainers are fab, cant wait to get them! xx

  4. At 39 years of age and 5'3 I find sneakers difficult to pull off without looking like an ageing school kid, but they are so necessary for going on walks with my toddler or when travelling.

    So far the only two pair that have worked for me are a pair of grey and lavander new balance (the feminine color did the trick) for the mid seasons and a pair of slip on wool navy pinstripe vans which I consider my winter weather shoe...

    Wish I could afford the St Laurent with the stars and the Golden Goose glitter ones!

    1. Your trainers sound fab, I love the sound of the grey and lavender new balances xxx

  5. I think I'm almost from every tribe apart from the glittery/metallic ones though I used to have a pair of pewter coloured Converse style ones which I wore till they were totally trashed.

    Fab edit Fran and I'm looking forward to seeing you in your gold Adidas. My sister has a pair of gold ones - I think I might steal them from her next time I stop by!

    1. Oh yes Sue, borrow them off your sister..good plan, that is what I try to do all the time! xx

  6. I am so happy I took the plunge and bought my Stan Smiths. I love this edit and the gold ones are just fab. xx

    1. The Stan Smiths are so comfortable arent they H, they are my favourite ever!! xx

  7. Well I'd definitely be in the Luxembourg camp if I could afford it, but I do own some retro styles and a pair of metallic pumps too. I'm most comfortable in my Ash Virgins though, I think because I wear 'proper' trainers for exercise it feels a bit weird to be wearing them as a fashion thing too! xx

    1. Love the Ash virgins Becky they look fab on you xx

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