ACCESSORIES REPORT: Metallic Kicks

Texas state senator Wendy Davis isn’t the only one to sport neon sneakers around the workplace this summer. In light of daily campus trekking, weekend endeavors and your on-the-go internship, a pair of bright gym shoes or “trainers” are a no-brainer for the health and style conscious with a to-do list, even if you’re not prolonging a filibuster.

On this Fashionista’s feet are a pair of reflective low-top lace-ups in teal below a simple floral dress and denim cover-up. Along with speckled gray ankle socks, the shoes stand out as a forward accessory. Flowing summer skirts and dresses balanced with a dressed-down shoe imply a comfortable attitude for the bold and feminine yet street sensible woman. This style has hardly been absent in women’s street-wear street style. The Sartorialist has captured the daring fashion combo not once or twice, but more than eight times just since May of 2013. The popularity doesn’t stop at the heart of New York City or Milan – even street style blog Sol-Sol often documents the saturated sneaker on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, where monochromatic pairs of New Balance shoes seem to gather an influence.

These flashy tennis shoes have also graced the designers set of mind, with unexpected names such as Miu Miu advertising the studded and glittered. You can find your own pair of standout designer trainers at places like NASTY GAL and Farfetch. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more sporty, try Nike’s sectioned aisles “To Run”, “To Train” or “To Live” or a pair of racing stripes from adidas Originals.

Spotted: Sneakers aren’t shy of the runway either. Moschino Cheap And Chic utilized a warm color scheme of apparel with cool shoes during their spring 2013 ready-to-wear.

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