SS17 Trend: Sports Luxe

Sports Luxe / Athleisure trend

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With its instantly sporty appeal and relaxed casual style, it is no surprise that the sneaker has become a favourite of the fashion pack in recent seasons. The growing trend towards sports-luxe is a reflection of our modern day busy lives. Ageless and timeless it is about applying subtle and considered styling into your everyday wardrobe. The Look is simple and comfortable, tailored shapes with clean lines will achieve easy elegance with fashion-infused, athletic inspired pieces.

Black Suede trainers

Sportswear has indeed moved seemlessly from the studio to the street, creating aspirational, stylish and desirable footwear. If you delve further into the fashion archives, introducing activewear as daywear (or ‘athleisure’, as it is also known) is not an entirely new thing. It is however true to say that from the sneaker’s humble beginnings as a holiday shoe (the plimsoll), to the shock absorbing tennis sports shoe, it exploded onto the fashion spectrum with brands like Converse, Nike and Onituska Tiger. Transcending fashion etiquette, the sneaker now stands as one of the most iconic and versatile designs of 20th century footwear and is very much enjoying a zenith moment in fashion history.

Inspiration for our love of all things sport-based can also be drawn from the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics as well as the desire for clean living, healthy lifestyles and adventure.

Either way, the sneaker has certainly been given fashion royalty’s seal of approval, with collaborations like Alexander Wang for Adidas, Stella McCartney and Chloe giving the tracksuit a renaissance and luxury fashion house Chanel teaming couture dresses with jewel encrusted trainers. The white sneaker is now considered smart enough for the front row at fashion shows, earlier this year Victoria Beckham arrived in Paris sporting black, easy slouch trousers with a long, tailored coat and classic white sneakers.

JEMIMA

Lace up trainers by Seven Boot Lane

We love the retro profile of this classic lace up style, handcrafted using premium materials to give it a more sophisticated silhouette and neat finish. Key features include our signature western detailing, metallic touches and animal prints, the soft leather lining makes it luxuriously comfortable while the crisp, white sports inspired sole completes the look.

For a style that is relaxed and modern wear with raw hems, roll ups and neatly tailored trousers mixing up everyday and evening and delicate or technical fabrics. Jemima is intended as much for the office as the weekend, more than just a fashion moment, a wardrobe essential.

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4 Blogger's Styles to Steal

January days are good for resolutions and reflections, we are looking back at a season of good times, great style and the way we wore our boots. Nurtured from sketch and swatch to sample, we are very attached to every single style (and pair) in the collection and love to see them being worn and styled by you.

Take a look at how some bloggers have styled Seven Boot Lane this season, often suprising, always inspiring.

EN BROGUE - Gloria in Tan Leather

En Brogue Hannah Rochell Seven Boot Lane

En Brogue Blogger, flat shoe enthusiast and advocate of style and comfort, Hannah took her Gloria in vintage tan leather out for a glorious autumn walk with her minischnauzer. Looking cosy in her parka and a cute bobble hat, we loved the styling and the colours and wanted to come and kick the leaves in the autumn sunshine too. Now immortalised as a beautiful En Brogue illustration,  Gloria is perfect for ‘in-between’ season styling. The skater style sole, snug fur lining and soft vintage leathers will keep you warm and cosy for the rest of the winter.

DOES MY BUM LOOK 40 IN THIS? - Himalaya in Black Leather

Does My Bum Look 40 In This Seven Boot Lane

“A pair of hugs from an ankle boot”, Kat from Does my Bum Look 40 in this told us in her post ‘Old Wives’ tales’, how she was fashion ready to combat the perils of a cold, hard winter, in her Himalaya boots. With their toasty faux fur lining and rugged sole, they are the perfect answer to the season’s very practical hiking boot trend. With a self-professed healthy appetite for fashion, Kat is an expert in the fine art of giving an everyday outfit the stylists magical touch. We were all sold on her idea of styling Himalaya with leather leggings, jumper dresses and big scarves or skinnies and a bit of military, nice!

LAPIN BLU - Harriet in Walnut Suede

Lapin Blu Seven Boot Lane

Pretty as a picture Lapin Blu showed us how to wear Harriet Walnut with one of this seasons must have skirts, the pretty pleat. We love the combination of the blush pink pleats with a soft grey chunky knit and the nutty hues of Harriet in walnut suede. Harriet is one of those versatile dress up, dress down styles, slightly rugged and western worn with denim or more fairy tale and folksy with skirts and dresses.

STYLONYLON - Gaby in Black Leather

Stylonylon Seven Boot Lane

Stylonylon uses her photography and journalistic experience to showcase a mix of carefully edited outfits, travel guides and articles. Addicted to denim (understandably) she styled her Seven Boot Lane wedge, Gaby, with a raw hem and a clean, contemporary backdrop. Available in Black Leather and Grey Suede, Gaby has a strong silhouette and a soft sole making her easy to wear all of the time -a little bit of height with a lot of added comfort.

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