Whatever you call ‘em, the sneaker culture has completely conquered the world despite initial catty quips over palette and textural choices. Personally, I haven’t been all that enamoured of the sporty look. I’m more of a glam-is-more woman when it comes to anything I wear, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. Even my gym outfits are colour co-ordinated with random sparkles and/or other forms of glitz. I”m a magpie and proud of it. Still, one of my style objectives for 2015 is to (actually) wear sneakers (put it out to the world here and here so I’m somewhat stuck between a rock and a pair of sneakers). With the gauntlet thus thrown, what’s Sheela to do?
I’m really loving this sassy fun number from the great DVF (available here), my very first blingy piece? It’s beaded all over with silvery thingies, allowing me to slowly edge into the shiny world of sequins, sequins, and more sequins – yet another must do on my Style Agenda.
Buy some sneakers, duh. Introducing my $10 Genuine Silver Leather Sneakers from Millau LF.
And since them shoesies are all the rage right now, I was keen to see how other trend-aware ladies would style their own pairs. Enter Project Sister Act 2.
In case you missed the first installment, Project Sister Act is a little endeavour which brings together women ranging from teens to 50s, united in showcasing that style knows no age boundary. That style is indeed an expression of one’s personality, no matter if one’s a product of the 70s or 90s. And that the one same motif can be stylish on any and every woman, regardless of the year she was born.
This second showcase was such fun to put together. Perhaps it was because I was a little more familiar with what was needed? Or that the thrill of wearing some utterly un-Sheela pieces completely overcame the fear of looking, errr, iffy? Or maybe it was due to the awesome company of women I was in? Yeah, it was the latter, I’m positive🙂
Ladies and readers, I present to you, Project Sister Act 2, “Sequins & Sneakers”.
Eve, Teens (theworldaccordingtoeve)
Lydie, 20s (artbecomesyou)
Carly, 30s (thirtysomethingfashion)
Patti, 50s (notdeadyetstyle)
Honestly?? I never thought sequins could be so much fun – confession: after shooting these pictures, I promptly purchased three other items which are covered all over with shiny sparkly sequins. What can I say, I like shiny sparkly stuff. On the matter of sneakers, however, I don’t believe I’ve been won over. I don’t know. Being vertically challenged, I have a thing for heels, and I have a thing for seeing sneakers only in the gym but that’s me, I’m still on a learning curve🙂
What do you guys think? Would you put sequins together with sneakers?
p/s Photos by Eve, thumb rings a gift from her. Dress from Diane von Furstenberg, Rings from Karen London and House of Harlow, Silver Sneakers from Millau LF, and Chanel sunnies, all purchased on Poshmark. Spiked Cuff from Etsy.