They are not Isabel and it’s good enough

High top trainers and neon sweater

This was a couple of days ago to do some errands in the city…


high top sneakers

High top sneakers     
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Neon sweater and high top sneakers

Neon cardigan: H&M.  Shirt: Zara. Leggings: American Apparel. Bag: Thrift (DIY studded). Trainers: iOffer (seller link below).  Fedora: Trash & Vaudeville. 

I went with the neon cardi, leggings and high tops.  You saw first pictures of the knit (here).   I liked the idea of wearing the black studded bag with the textured cardi  – a prickly looking combination.

I know I know.  High tops are having a moment but by God what a comfy (for a change) moment.  First showed them in this post and since then it’s either these or chuck taylors for running around.   The Isabel Marants are love of course (did you catch this girl today wearing them on the street style blog?)
For me though these are good enough for what is essentially – a trainer (sneaker).

One of my best friends just got them too from the same seller on ioffer in tan (thanks Daria for the text pics).

A ton of you emailed me too about the high tops. The sizing is smallish. I got a 41 and they fit with no room to spare but are fine. I wear US 10/UK 8.  Mine have softened more in the toe so feel better now.  The seller I used is here.

Other high tops options:

Topshop trainers (saw these and they’re gorge)
Serafini suede sneakers
Ash Bowie here, here or here  (I’ve tried these on and they aren’t bad)

56 comments

  1. Malena says:

    Yoou look great! Simple and stylish 🙂

  2. CoryB says:

    i love the punch effect your cardi has, and the bag goes perfectly with it! i agree, it’s not necessary to pay that much money for high-tops, and yours look perfect anyway.
    xx
    Cory

    http://corybscorner.blogspot.de

  3. Valerie says:

    Nice outfit! Love the cardigan!

  4. ASH says:

    Love that cardi.

  5. Collections says:

    I love those shoes and cardigan. I have a pair of ash ones as well as ones from Aldo and although I love the Isabel Marant ones I’m definitely digging my versions as well.

    Collections

  6. Modepistol says:

    I really like this outfit!! neon always adds a sporty dimension in my opinion:-) those trainers look rally good, although not marant;-)

    there are so many nice trainers out there at the moment – i think the ones from topshop are really nice. here in copenhagen ash trainers are the s…;-) a lot of girls wear them!!

    love
    modepistol

  7. Mademoiselle Wanderer says:

    Isabel is slightly overrated…and she got a bit too expensive being the hype-label of the moment. These are excellent

  8. Anonymous says:

    The sneakers look so fresh! Love them! DEF gotta look into getting some!

  9. Wild Flower says:

    Totally into this look! Love the beaded cardi and great sneakers. X

  10. Barbor says:

    this cardigan is amazing! can`t believe it`s from HM! 😀

  11. couturing says:

    Love the sneaker! And I’m so jealous of you in that cardigan, I’ve been drooling over it for months now.

    couturing.blogspot.com

  12. Camilla says:

    eurg I keep saving the IOFFER seller on my wishlist tab, they are so damn perfect

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  13. Ivana says:

    you look great! that cardigan is just dreamy! =)

    xoxo, Ivana

    ivannascloset.blogg.se

  14. Serendipity Max says:

    This look is amazing. Love the shoes and cardigan

    xx

  15. Cafesita says:

    love the cardigan and shoes!

  16. madhatter says:

    I just love the high tops, the topshop ones are gorgeous, I saw them in there yesterday!

    Fab outfit!

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    xx

  17. Kat says:

    Love that cardi!! Love the lil neon mini poms all over!!
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

  18. Marina says:

    you are so cute)

  19. Olivia says:

    that pompom cardigan is f-king amazinggg! you never fail to impress 🙂 I love your unique style, you’re always an inspiration for me!

    xx Olivia
    IWANTTHESESHOES

  20. Melissa Cavatti says:

    That cardigan is amazing!Looks similar to the one that Mira Duma wore a while ago. Bomb!!!!

  21. KeyKey says:

    Damn girl! I <3 Your shoes! You look amazing!

  22. silvia says:

    yessssssssss!
    I ordered the topshop trainers last week, I can’t wait to have them! Yours are gorgeous too, and you have a super personal style also in trainers

  23. Seinfeldted says:

    crazy about that beaded sweater!!! ahh

  24. Gie Nam says:

    It’s always nice to take a break from heels! You look amazing!

  25. Moe says:

    I purchased the trainers after reading your 1st post on them and from the same seller… great experience and they came to me PERFECT. I have no regrets and will actually purchase another color….Thanks Karen!!! and as always, you look great!, love the cardigan, i need to purchase!

  26. JenlovesBal says:

    Love your high tops! the IM versions are way overpriced anyway..