Best foot forward

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You know that girl who would never be seen dead without a pair of heels? That was me; the operative word being ‘was’. But, gone are the days of tottering around Edinburgh’s hazardous cobbled streets. Gone is the unmistakeable throb in the ball of my foot, which was never worth the four extra inches it gave me in height. I’ve seen the light and I’m not turning back, and that light, my friends, comes in the form of the humble trainer.

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I sort of feel lucky that come the time I was ready to throw my heels on the fire, trainers started become fashionable again. Get them right, and you can effortlessly transition them from day to night, as I did at the weekend, when my trusty all-white Adidas kicks saw me through breakfast, lunch and dinner, not to mention a walk the length and breadth of Edinburgh.

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The trainers I’m wearing in this post were purchased from Lyst, a fabulous online shopping experience that gives you access to over 11,000 designers and stores in one place. The Lyst world of fashion has everything the busy working woman or man needs, plus personalised style recommendations and a super easy checkout system. Lyst is my go-to shopping app – I wouldn’t be without it. Plus, they have a fabulous range of trainers, which I’m tirelessly adding to my wish list.

Back to my Sunday, we started with brunch at Montpeliers, a local bistro, followed by a saunter around Edinburgh’s West End and through the New Town’s streets. One of the things I love the most about Scotland’s capital is that you don’t have to actively seek out beautiful architecture. It’s there for the taking, and around every street corner you’ll see some other little detail you’ve never spotted before.

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After walking for a few hours we ended up at one of our favourite coffee haunts; Soderberg. Over flat whites and cardamon buns we watched the world go by. It was blissful. We then headed to a friends for a Sunday roast, before wandering back home.

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I went from brunch, to coffee, to drinks and dinner with friends all in the one outfit; all in my trainers. On one hand it made me think about how times have changed, but on the other, I liked the fact that I didn’t have to carry several different pairs of shoes. I enjoyed the feeling of freedom and the lack of compromise. I embraced not having to use the term, ‘I can’t walk that far in these shoes’. And all down to the humble trainer.

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Are you into flats or heels? And what are your thoughts on the trainer resurgence?


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  • http://harrietemily.com Harriet Emily

    I’d definitely been a heels girl for years, but I find myself falling in love more with flats every day. I love your sneakers from Lyst! They are so cute.

  • http://coatandcoffee.com/ Emily

    I love trainers! I am totally the opposite haha. Usually you can find me in a pair of trainers rather than heels. But I do love both equally. Super cute styling here!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  • http://www.theeverydayelevated.com EverydayElevated

    Love your simple but chic outfit! I like wedges/heels for the height but I whine too much when my feet starts hurting. I like to wear flats when I’m walking a lot, or carry flats with me when I know I’ll be walking a bunch. I definitely want a pair of white trainers though!


  • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

    Really love this look! The coat and trainers are amazing! Gemma x

  • http://www.paradiseplayground.blogspot.com Marta

    that. camel. coat. !!!!
    I need it, it’s gorgeous :)


  • sileas

    I’m totally a flats person, although I wish I had more occasions to wear heels… Sneakers are just too comfortable!!

  • http://www.gisforgingers.com/ Claire Smith

    I’ve always been both a trainer and heels wearer – depends what sort of a mood I’m in but I don’t always find flat shoes the comfiest <3

    G is for Gingers xx

  • http://www.mitziemee.com/ Sanne

    In recent years I’ve also become a sneakers girl, and one of my favorite pairs are also white and from Adidas (the Superstar ones). I do wear heels now and then too, but mostly on nights out.

  • http://www.tapeparade.com Laila

    Oh wow, you sound like you were a hardcore heels fan and I salute you! I love wearing heels but I couldn’t do so everyday – my go-to shoes are all flat brogues and comfortable trainers :) x