Three words I'd normally use to describe my personal style include, 'girlie', 'feminine' and 'timeless' (y'know, if I do say so myself) with another three including 'girl group wannabe'- because who doesn't want two pieces and mini's like The Ronettes, or co-ords and sequins a la Baby Spice...

Regardless of those things, and the connotations words like 'girlie' or 'feminine' bring to mind, one thing I will always say about my style is that I am a trainer person through and through. Perhaps it's years of being told to 'look after my feet' by my wonderful nan (especially during my brief stint at uni when going 'out out' for me meant brogues over heels)- but there's something wonderful about finding style in comfort, and knowing that something more casual can completely transform something from twee and ladylike- to a little bit more relaxed and classic (look at Farah Fawcett or a certain Ms. Chung for further proof)...

Which is where Gola come in. Having been a long time lover of the brand and their heritage (I'll thank Papa P for that), and the fact they balance retro and modern styling so well- I was extremely excited to style up a couple of their new season offerings with some of my wardrobe favourites, all whilst traipsing around some of my favourite London haunts- not bad for a mid-week pick me up! So without further ado, let me introduce you to a couple of my significant others in the footwear department...



With the Tennis Mark Cox being my go-to of late (it's amazing they've stayed so white, let's just say that)- I've loved pairing them with everything from floaty midi's, biker jackets and cut offs to a simple pale denim and bomber jacket look- and know they'd look equally cool dressing down a suited co-ord for something completely juxtaposed and wonderful. Put it this way- they're the 'I woke up like this' shoe for the ultimate in just rolled out of bed effortless kudos (and even coordinated with my favourite brekkie location of Palm Vaults too)!

My other favourite pick goes to the Specialist trainer in sky blue, which we took for a spin along one of my favourite streets in London- Redchurch Street. There's something incredibly vintage looking with coloured suede, and I love how amazing primary colours look popping next to a simple black outfit- and even cooler with some kick flares and a slogan tee. There's a handful of tea dresses that are waiting to be partnered with these bad boys- and as soon as it warms up, you can bet that's pretty much all you'll be seeing around here...

And if that wasn't enough to satisfy you're sartorial taste buds, I've also done a wee video with Gola here, chatting all things blogging, inspiration and London- so have a nosey at that too if you fancy!

x

Post in collaboration with Gola, but love of their trainers comfort and attempting to be cool all very much my own



Three words I'd normally use to describe my personal style include, 'girlie', 'feminine' and 'timeless' (y'know, if I do say so myself) with another three including 'girl group wannabe'- because who doesn't want two pieces and mini's like The Ronettes, or co-ords and sequins a la Baby Spice...

Regardless of those things, and the connotations words like 'girlie' or 'feminine' bring to mind, one thing I will always say about my style is that I am a trainer person through and through. Perhaps it's years of being told to 'look after my feet' by my wonderful nan (especially during my brief stint at uni when going 'out out' for me meant brogues over heels)- but there's something wonderful about finding style in comfort, and knowing that something more casual can completely transform something from twee and ladylike- to a little bit more relaxed and classic (look at Farah Fawcett or a certain Ms. Chung for further proof)...

Which is where Gola come in. Having been a long time lover of the brand and their heritage (I'll thank Papa P for that), and the fact they balance retro and modern styling so well- I was extremely excited to style up a couple of their new season offerings with some of my wardrobe favourites, all whilst traipsing around some of my favourite London haunts- not bad for a mid-week pick me up! So without further ado, let me introduce you to a couple of my significant others in the footwear department...



With the Tennis Mark Cox being my go-to of late (it's amazing they've stayed so white, let's just say that)- I've loved pairing them with everything from floaty midi's, biker jackets and cut offs to a simple pale denim and bomber jacket look- and know they'd look equally cool dressing down a suited co-ord for something completely juxtaposed and wonderful. Put it this way- they're the 'I woke up like this' shoe for the ultimate in just rolled out of bed effortless kudos (and even coordinated with my favourite brekkie location of Palm Vaults too)!

My other favourite pick goes to the Specialist trainer in sky blue, which we took for a spin along one of my favourite streets in London- Redchurch Street. There's something incredibly vintage looking with coloured suede, and I love how amazing primary colours look popping next to a simple black outfit- and even cooler with some kick flares and a slogan tee. There's a handful of tea dresses that are waiting to be partnered with these bad boys- and as soon as it warms up, you can bet that's pretty much all you'll be seeing around here...

And if that wasn't enough to satisfy you're sartorial taste buds, I've also done a wee video with Gola here, chatting all things blogging, inspiration and London- so have a nosey at that too if you fancy!

x

Post in collaboration with Gola, but love of their trainers comfort and attempting to be cool all very much my own

14 comments:

  1. love the first jacket, looks ace on you

    Mel x mediamarmalade.com

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  2. I love that first outfit, reminds me of my teenage years! ;)
    Melodie
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  3. You look amazing!! I always wear trainers and they can definitely be styled in the right way to still make you look feminine, whilst being comfortable as hell! x

    Abi | abistreetx

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  4. That second pair of trainers are to die for, so so gorgeous! You look amazing as always Liv, so beaut! x

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  5. Love your style!

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  6. The first pair are so much like Stan smiths!

    Isobel x

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  7. Love the first outfit and I need those trainers!

    Aina x

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  8. I like your both kicks! Lovey outfits, esp. the first one!

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  9. Loved this, Olivia! Great post!

    XX

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  10. I really like the first outfit because of the colors :) X
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  11. I love these outfits (and the "girl group wannabe" description!) and those shoes are fantastic! V good inspiration for my next sneaker purchase! x

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  12. Love these shoes! Something a bit more unique than your ordinary stan smiths or adidas superstars

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  13. Love this color scheme. It's a sort of palm springs vibe to it.

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