To sneak-er or not to sneak-er

Hello nice people of the world,

Hope you had a relaxing weekend. Hope you didn’t party till you threw up. Hope you slept 8 hours, ate healthy and dressed up to the movies. 😉

For those of you who know me, you’d know what a stay-at-home, tea-drinking monkey I am. Hence my old-aunty-like advice. 😉

Anyway, jokes apart, I’m going to talk about a trend that’s stolen the global catwalks, local sidewalks and every other Instagram feed, including mine.

Which reminds me, here‘s a link to my Instagram account. Do follow me for regular style updates, snapshots of well-dressed people from office, and other everyday objects that I choose to elevate through an Instagram filter. 😉

Presenting: The white sneaker

Though I’m in love with this trend, and I have been trying to find the perfect pair in India, what my worry is, what is indeed the longevity of this style? Especially, since the white sneaker has been around for almost 2 years now. Which means, is it soon about to flood the local markets and become passé?

Click here to read Chai High’s article on the top 5 shoe-trends.
How to wear white sneakers in summer | Sourced from http://stylecaster.com/
Found on stylecaster.com |  View their story here

The white sneaker is a shoe that’s been worn with everything from summer dresses to torn jeans. It’s all-encompassing, versatile glory has captured the imaginations of bloggers, Instagram-addicts and models. Especially Gigi Hadid, who appears to be a huge fan of this trend.

Check her rocking the White Sneaker trend in the pictures below.

Gigi Hadid wears her white sneakers with a shocking purple dress | Chai High is an Indian Fashion blog started by Shivani Krishan
Found on popsugar.com | Image Source: Getty / James Devaney
Gigi Hadid wears her white sneakers with a mini skirt | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Found on popsugar.com | Image Source: Getty / James Devaney
Gigi Hadid wears her white sneakers with a blazer and slacks | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Found on popsugar.com | Image Source: Getty / James Devaney
Gigi Hadid wears her white sneakers with a white low-cut mini dress | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Found on popsugar.com | Image Source: Getty / Raymond Hall
Gigi Hadid wears her ripped jeans with white sneakers | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Found on popsugar.com | Image Source: Getty / Jacopo Raule
How to wear white sneakers with jeans | Gigi Hadid
Found on fashionclue.net | View their story here

Now, there are many variations of this trend. And everybody takes it and interprets it in their own unique manner.

While most team it with ripped jeans and cropped pants, the more experimental wear it to sportify flowing dresses.

10 ways to wear sneakers with a dress | Chai High borrows this image from becomechic.com
Found on becomechic.com | Read their article here.
How to wear an off-shoulder flowing frock with white sneakers | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Found on justthedesign.com | Read their article here
How to wear a long midi dress with white sneakers | Chai High is an Indian Fashion blog started by Shivani Krishan
Found on justthedesign.com | Read their article here

If you’ve stuck long enough  to make it till down here, chances are, you have the same questions I do.

I mean, yes, the white sneaker trend is incredibly versatile. And, it goes with everything from mini skirts and flowing midis to torn jeans and slacks. But, how long is it here to stay? And, indeed, is it just a lazy girl’s way to get out of dressing up?

Is it just our way to buy into a one-shoe-fits-all, cookie-cutter philosophy, so we don’t have to spend all that time planning our outfits every morning? Wedges or mules? Brogues or loafers? No, girl, go and buy the white sneakers. You don’t need no other shoe.

Smart move, I’d say. Being a tad fashion-obsessed, I still don’t know the genius behind making the Sneaker legit. But, maybe the world was a bit tired of walking-fashion-disasters everyday. So some smart mind just woke up one morning and decided to come up with a wonder shoe, that will be embraced by the “androgynous” and the “girlish” alike.

Hello. White Sneaker.

Should I sneak-er or Should I not?

Given the maddening obsession with this trend and the heightened style status of every even-slightly-interested-in-fashion person, I am incredibly tempted to hop on to the bandwagon like everybody else and buy myself a pair.

But each time, I am about to slip out my credit card and enter the fated digits towards the online purchase, something stops me.

I think, it’s just my huge “early-adopter-wannabe” ego, that says, “Shivani. Since you didn’t adopt this trend in time, now  you shall wait it out, and adopt the next trend.”

Hell yeah. I wore torn denims before it became mainstream-cool.

So, now I don’t wear them no more, inspite of people telling me why I should. Guess, some things just don’t make it past my style-ego. No. Don’t say it. I know I am weird.

So here’s my question to you all. How long do you think this trend will last? Will it make it to the classics? Or will it soon be replaced by a brogue, a black sneaker or a loafer?

Comment below. 🙂

 

 

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