Unexpected

Fashion blogger stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Belstaff waxed cotton sammy miller biker jacket, ASOS tank top & hightwaisted jeans, red & white polkadot spotty Keds, Balenciaga city bag, Allsaints cateye sunglasses OutfitFashion blogger stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Belstaff waxed cotton sammy miller biker jacket, ASOS tank top & hightwaisted jeansFashion blogger stephanie of FAIIINT wearing red & white polkadot, spotty, spotted, Keds sneakers shoes.

One problem with having such a strict wardrobe in terms of colour and style, is that very occasionally I find myself wanting something that just doesn’t fit, that is so not me.

That’s exactly what happened with these Keds. I could have picked a plain black pair, or even the black & white polkadot pair (which are marginally more me, at least they’re black) but I just couldn’t get these red ones out of my head, no matter how many times I told myself I really, really shouldn’t like them. I couldn’t help it, something about them made me smile. I mean just look at them, they’re bloody adorable – not a word I ever thought I’d use to describe something in my own wardrobe but sometimes it’s nice to try something unexpected. These are currently available at Schuh.

Also, being known for wearing almost exclusively black means that anytime I do get something that’s not black, or is quite unexpected of me, it’s made out to be a much bigger deal that it actually is by my friends/family. Lots of sarcastic questions of ‘are you alright?!’, ‘who are you & what have you done with Steph?!’ & Ollie practically fell over in shock when I showed him these. Talk about over-dramatic!

Of course, I knew I would have to toughen them up to make them wearable for me & my Belstaff is my go to jacket for times like this, perfect classic biker shape & in beautiful, crunchy waxed cotton it’s a nice lightweight alternative to leather now it’s finally getting a little warmer. Paired with my new highwaisted jeans from ASOS I love the slight 50s rockabilly vibe this outfit has. It’s a classic outfit & one I wear a lot, but made that little bit more fun with the addition of the Keds.

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30 Comments

  1. Posted 24.06.2013 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    i love them, good call getting these ones rather than black. gotta have a little bit of colour every now and then.

  2. Posted 24.06.2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    The sneakers are super cute <3 Love this outfit!!!!

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  3. Posted 24.06.2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I am glad you picked the red polka dotted Keds! They are my favourite’s!
    xo
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  4. Posted 24.06.2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see you in a bit of colour ;) Loving the jeans!

  5. Posted 24.06.2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    I love these ked sneakers. I like that you branched out of your usual comfort zone. I think they really pop, and sometimes you just need a little color or some funkiness in a look. I love that you are the opposite of me, I actually just wrote in my recent post how I usually wear bright colors and when I do wear darker tones people are more surprised by that lol

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  6. Posted 24.06.2013 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I adore the pop of colour your red shoes give to this outfit! Adorable is definitely the right word to describe them – they are so sweet, I love the tan trim on them. Your jacket is pretty much perfect – I didn’t even realise it wasn’t leather until I read on! We were all impressed with Willow’s mode of transport – very cool! I too partook in the whole limo to prom thing – we didn’t even think for a second about an alternative. xx

  7. Posted 24.06.2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    True, they’re not so you, but they still fit the way you’ve combined them right? Red lipstick too next time? :D
    Please do let me know to grab that coffee!!

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  8. Posted 24.06.2013 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Ah I love these Keds, they are VERY Minnie Mouse-esque!

    Maria xxx

  9. Posted 24.06.2013 at 11:01 pm | Permalink
  10. Posted 25.06.2013 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    I have to say I always find it frustrating when people make comments like that, as in are you okay just because you’ve bought something outside of what you normally would, it’s so melodramatic. I got a lot of that when I stopped wearing heels so much and opted for flats and I just couldn’t see what the big deal was.

    ANYWAY that aside, I love the shoes, they are super cute, and would put a smile on anyone’s face. I like that they pop instantly with your all black outfit, a definite point of interest x

  11. Posted 25.06.2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    These are SO cute! I know that feeling when you sort of fall for something that you normally wouldn’t, when I’ve taken it home I’m always like ‘Erm well what am I supposed to wear with these?’ haha! These are so perfect for summer though, they look amazingly comfy too! xxx

  12. Posted 25.06.2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Eeep, I can’t stop looking at them! I really do love this pop of colour and I’m so glad you went for them. They definitely give off a 50’s vibe. Keds are just sooo comfy and I prefer the shape to classic trainers. Super cute! <3

  13. elise
    Posted 25.06.2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink
  14. Vanessa
    Posted 25.06.2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this outfit!!! Really like how you added the red KEDS to this outfit!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

  15. Posted 26.06.2013 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    looking cool yet still casual in this all black look! love the leather jacket and your red dotty keds are super adorable! <3

    A
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  16. Posted 26.06.2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I love that pop of red!

  17. Posted 26.06.2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    You’re right, it’s totally unexpected, but sometimes items like this are the best to inspired our typical style routine. I love these colourful Keds, and adore its retro aesthetic + Belstaff is always a great paring with … anything! :-) Have a great week! /Madsion

  18. Posted 26.06.2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Sometimes there is just an out of character item like that that plays on the mind until you own it. I have several of them and surprisingly, I actually wear them which is pretty unexpected. Your shoes are super cute! I’m a huge fan of your normal flair for black but I really do love these shoes with the outfit. They give off a happy, carefree vibe in their own kind of way.

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  19. Posted 26.06.2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    damn girl, you look gooood! i love the pop of colour with the shoes xx

  20. Posted 26.06.2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    the polka dot keds are such a cool surprise next to ur all black outfit. soooo perfect. xO!
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  21. Posted 27.06.2013 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I have the same problem :)
    Those red shoes are perfect addition to your black outfit !
    And your jacket is amazing !

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  22. Posted 27.06.2013 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    I love the pop of red!!!

    XX,
    Miranda

  23. Posted 27.06.2013 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    YES! who are you and where have you put Steph! ;) I love them though and they really suit you. Maybe you should match with a pop of red lipstick? hehe x

  24. Posted 27.06.2013 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Reeeeeeed! OMG! I was reading the title and viewing your photo, though cropped waist down and was trying to spot the difference, until I scrolled down and saw red! I love these, definitely glad you went down the red path and hope to see maybe more of these?

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  25. Posted 28.06.2013 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    suuuper cute shoes! love them.

  26. Posted 28.06.2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    love it.

  27. sophie
    Posted 29.06.2013 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    I wear lots of black and it does annoy me a little when people feel the need to comment about it! the keds look great xxx

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  28. Posted 30.06.2013 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    The shoes are soooo cute, love them!! And love how you made them work for your style, great look!

  29. Posted 02.07.2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    love how they look on you – definitely a bit of a rockabilly vibe which i think you pull off nicely :) x

  30. Posted 02.07.2013 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Steph, you look great in this look! I think that wearing something unexpected is part of the fun of creating an outfit and I have to say that the style of the Keds are very much ‘you’! Polka dots are always a good choice! Caterina

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