Sneakers

Converse have urged us to #GetWinterized for their latest campaign by not only releasing their latest AW13 sneaker collection, but also throwing in a fair events to wear them to!
As we move further into the 21st century, unisex fashion has cemented itself as a trend that's here to stay. Unisex clothing continues to gain market share, however certain big retail brands are still reluctant to move into the gender bender industry.
The women's mass-market selection is limited. Yes, it sounds almost too tempting a cause for the feminist crusaders out there, but the women's selection is mainly pink and purple. Does Nike not think women are after black patent, woven-toed or basketball-inspired, swoosh-emblazoned trainers? Apparently not.
From festival goers in second-hand Army Surplus Store and charity shop overshirts to high end runway styles in fine fabrics, camo print is everywhere right now and will be going right through into next season.
A quick shoe update for fellow footwear obsessives... If you want to see more, have a look at my 'out and about' spots over on instagram (@sarahmcgiven) where this week I was mostly obsessing about Other Stories heels, sherbert coloured adidas adicolour sneakers
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most iconic trainer styles - the Nike Air Max. As part of their celebrations to mark the occasion, Nike commissioned various London artists to interpret some classic Air Max styles and the results now form part of a 'Nike Air Max Reinvent' exhibition...
I love shoes. Shoes don't care how much Quality Street you ate over Christmas, the straps won't strain after a big dinner and they are so much easier than clothes to shop for as the sizes tend to be pretty standard across brands, with far less variation than you find in clothing.
Seems there's a gold rush going on at the moment everywhere (even the Team GB trophy cabinet) with glistening, golden shades shining from shop rails, beauty displays and shoe stores. When it comes to metallics I'm usually a silver or bronze girl although I do love a rose gold, especially for eyeshadows and jewellery.
I love busting out a silver shimmer- it's my go-to, year-round shade for adding sparkle to an outfit and I'm never without my Elsa Peretti for Tiffany open heart hoop style earrings, one of many silver chains and my beloved Frank Gehry torque ring but it's not just for jewellery. My disco ball style silver nails have been drawing lots of unsolicited compliments of late and I would lend someone my kitten for a pair of the silver Isabel Marant wedge heel trainers, pictured below.
I adore America. I also love a bit of theme dressing. As a kid I spent a lot of Independence Days in the States and, even though with the exception of having a few American relatives, I don't really have any reason to celebrate 4th July, for me it's just a great excuse to dress up, eat some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and drink even more Diet Coke and Starbucks than usual.