Monday, 28 May 2012

Sneaker Sunday

Yesterday, I wore a slightly excessive two outfits. Well one and a half, technically. There were good reasons for this, though. Comfort and creaseless driving was my essential outfit requirement for the morning... and something stylishly vintage was needed for the afternoon. But the afternoon needs much more writing up, so here's a quick n' dirty Sunday morning outfit post, showcasing my new-found love of jazzy Nike trainers...



Comfy Vivien of Holloway shorts, and a Primarni top that often gets aired on here (and indeed was worn for the whole day), but this time tucked up into more of a cropped type of dealio. Plus my awesome new Nike Air Max Ones with their lipstick red suede and Liberty-esque floral print...


I love these shorts, but they do go a bit...um... bunchy around the crotch. Anyone got any tips to prevent that? I keep thinking they might need taking in or something...


Bangles, bien sur, in shades of pink and white mother-of-pearl, plus red plastic clippy hoops and Ruby Woo...


I have a strong feeling that these kicks may divide feelings in the vintage community. So come on peoples, be honest... what do you think??

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

PS. Lots of comments saying how they are nice for working out... This is fashion footwear! Please do not even consider wearing AM1s for exercise - they're strictly for streetwear only! Running or any other workouts need suitable athletic shoes - this is not negotiable if you value your joints.

26 comments:

  1. I'm actually really liking the vintage-meets-modern looks you've been rocking lately - it's tres refreshing.

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

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    1. I do too. Part of the reason I gave up with a full-on repro look is that I am fundmanetally quite a practical girl - if I want to wear jeans and pumps I'll wear jeans and pumps. I like seeing how you combine a beautiful wardrobe with the real demands of modern life.

      I'm personally a sucker for spring courts for sneakers, but I do like yours. The print is really nice and I like them with the bangles.

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  2. I'm liking the sneakers. Would I wear them out? no. But I do need to start exercising and secondly these shoes don't look like clown feet or overly masculine, so I give them a thumbs up! x

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    1. These are strictly fashion and most definitely not for exercising! Promise me you won't buy a pair of AM1s for working out! You'll like them even less, but you'll be injury-free ;)

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  3. I spent the weekend in Muji flipflops cos I had blisters, so am not one to judge!

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  4. I wished that every sportswoman looked this stylish ;)

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  5. I love trainers. Plimsols and 'sneakers' have been around for over 100 years so who says they 'can't' be styled vintage? Of course they can; do people seriously think women did sport in heels and seamed stockings in the past? The 30s body beautiful craze attests to sports being a perfectly vintage appropriate interest!

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  6. I'm digging the trainers - they look comfy and I'd deffo wear them to work out in! More importantly, I would also love to know the solution for bunchy-crotch shorts! :)

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    1. They're definitely not suitable for working out, sadly :(

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  7. The crotch is too long for you but I don't know if a tailor can fix that. I also love the mix of retro and modern. It's very wearable and avoids a costume look that can sometimes come with head-to-toe vintage.

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  8. I like them :) A very stylish pair of trainers- and definitely more practical for walking/driving than heels LOL

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  9. invisibleclotheshorse28 May 2012 16:07

    Those Nikes are cool for working out, but I'd have preferred Converse for street wear. That said, you look great!

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    1. If only they could be worn for working out - exercise-appropriate they are most definitely not!

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    2. invisibleclotheshorse28 May 2012 16:31

      Really? Too bad! The print is gorgeous I've been seeing a lot of "fun" workout shoes lately (bright colors, etc.) & assumed these were part of that trend. I got so tired of boring, all-white gym shoes in the 80's & 90's. Oh, well, enjoy them!

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  10. I love your red trainers :)
    The problem with the shorts is the crotch depth; it can be altered.

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    1. Thanks for the info! I wonder how much they would need to be taken in, because there has to be a fine line between getting rid of the bunching that *looks* like a camel toe to getting an *actual* camel toe... hahahahah

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    2. Haha! Well I would have to fit it to you to know what it would be exactly but it's quite likely that not very much fabric will be cut away :) It would be less of a problem if the shorts weren't so fitted around the thighs, as then the fabric could all just hang down unimpeded...:)

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  11. I definitly love the vintage modern mix, I admit it too that I still love some modern clothing and don't like to do a complete retro look but I wouldn't have thought to mix these two. It looks really good.

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  12. I like the style of the shoes this is where bintage meets modern - and i love that. However the Nike tick really is quite large, so I certainly wouldn't be seen dead in a pair. That said, if the corporate branding was toned dowm a little, I probably would buy a pair - and I may even use tham for extremely gentle exercise, as I am a very placid vintage lover :).

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  13. Stuff what the "vintage community" might think! If YOU like the shoes, that's what matters.

    I have foot problems, so shoes are an obstacle to dressing in a vintage style. I can only wear heels or flats for short periods of time. My orthotics only fit into certain shoes. If anybody ever dared to mention my inappropriate footwear, they would get a piece of my mind!!!

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  14. I love your style, I truly do. But no, these cannot be worn with vintage outfits! I'm sorry but if I saw this I would have to assume that you were simply wearing them very temporarily and were about to change into some very cute high wedges when you reached your destination.

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  15. Hi there! I have the same shorts and have the same problem... I have been debating taking them in for some time now and have decided that I must dinally do it as I am not wearing them because of the bunching :) Will certainly let you know how it works out!

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  16. I love them and think they should definately be worn! The floral pattern and the colour pushes them into fashion territory. They're cute enough to work with such a pin-up outfit. I wouldn't wear them with a dress but with shorts or a playsuit most definately!

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  17. Fleur, I read your blog for about 2 years, I really like not only your style but you seem to be a very nice and fun person, the kind of person I'd definetely be friends with.
    I'm enjoying to see your new style adventures because for me we should wear whatever we feel like instead of beign "forced" for a community or subculture to wear. I'm not part of the vintage community, we don't even have it here were I live but I dressed in custom made repro and high street inspired pieces with nothing modern-looking for some time and started to feel kind of pressuring myself to keep the modern things out, so I can understand you.
    The thing is: I like a lot of different things and styles and this definetely have an influence in my looks. So now I do wear my custom made repro pieces, but not in vintage looking looks.

    Now, about your new sneakers I'll be very honest: I can understand your interest for them since you like running and all but I really don't like them or any sports looking shoe. But even disliking them, for me there are better ways for you to use it than in this look, it does not look good. Try it with a very delicate dress, maybe a pink one. In my opinion the cropped top would work beautifully for a vintage inspired summer outfit but in this case it looked just odd. Hope it made sense, my english is not the best. I thought you deserved to hear a different (but honest) opinion instead of just a "you look beautiful" comment (you always do!).
    :*

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  18. The shorts made me think of this link that my friend posted recently, http://www.camelflage.com/ it made me giggle (small things!). Not for bunching but the opposite problem!

    Those trainers look comfy. I can abide uncomfy feet, as long as my feet are happy the rest of me is!

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