The Sneaker Diaries: Black Military

Photography by Simon Creasey
Emma Hill wears Gucci Marmont bag, black tailored trousers, black military jacket, white trainers, chic all black winter outfit

After the success of my 'Colour Crushing on Khaki' post last week I received an influx of requests to feature more looks with trainers.  I do wear heels most of the time but I am only human and yes I do wear trainers and flats when I have a busy day and lots of walking/running around to do.  So I'm going to make it a weekly feature where I post at least one outfit with a pair of trainers and I'm calling this 'The Sneaker Diaries'.

In today's look I have stuck to my styling rule which I discussed in last weeks post; when wearing trainers add at least one piece of tailoring to the outfit to avoid looking too casual or 'slobbish'.  Well as I was out in London with my Mum for the day I wanted to look chic so I actually added two tailored pieces.  This double breasted military jacket was from Zara about 2 years ago (I have linked some alternatives below) and I found it when I was detoxing my wardrobe (post to come at the end of the week).  I've layered it over this chunky black cable knit and teamed with my second tailored piece, these tapered leg trousers.  I often find that each pair of trainers has it's own collection of outfits. This outfit is very suited to just a simple pair of plain white lace ups or Stan Smiths if you're a bit of a trainer snob 😉 Not all trainers work with all outfits so if you have a specific pair you'd like me to style an outfit for then let me know in the comments below 😘

black military coat jacket, Gucci GG Marmont bag
Long blonde balayage hair, hair goals
Emma Hill wears Gucci Marmont bag, black tailored trousers, black military jacket, white trainers, chic all black winter outfit
long blonde balayage hair, black military jacket coat, black sweater, black jeans, all black outfit
chic all black outfit
Emma Hill wears Gucci Marmont bag, black tailored trousers, black military jacket, white trainers, chic all black winter outfit

Outfit Details

Jacket - Zara (Old but similar here and here)

Sweater - LaRedoute

Trousers - Boohoo

Trainers - Topshop

Sunglasses - Rayban

Bag - Gucci

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  1. Lily from Austria
    24th January 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Always looking soooo chic Emma ☺️

    Oh please do something with grey Nike Air Max with a white sole

    • 25th January 2017 / 6:29 am

      I have a pair of grey Nike Thea’s with a white sole so I will create an outfit with those for next week x

      • Lilly from Austria
        25th January 2017 / 8:47 am

        Oh that would be great!!

        Thank you very much πŸ™‚
        Looking forward to that post!!


  2. Gemma
    24th January 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Brilliant! I’m so looking forward to some trainer styling! Took your lead and bought a soft grey pair of New Balances this week. I LOVE heels but I walk around 10k a day and I can’t wear them as much as I used to. Will be watching this space πŸ™‚

    • 25th January 2017 / 6:27 am

      Amazing! I had a soft grey pair last year but I wrecked them so need a new pair. I have grey Nike Theas but they just aren’t the same as a NB x

      • Gemma
        25th January 2017 / 7:11 am

        Got mine on ASOS they are

  3. 24th January 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I really really LOVE this look!

    I often find that I have a tendency to try something different and elevated with my outfits on the blog, but one of my most popular posts was when I posted a more casual look! πŸ™‚

    Heather x

    • 25th January 2017 / 6:26 am

      Yeh it’s often the way but in the end, who doesn’t a good air of sneaks right x

  4. 24th January 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I love wearing trainers, they are one of my favourite “shoe types” I love the fact that you can take a casual pair of trainers and make them look chic and interesting. Also, they are really comfortable. (which is really important to me, especially for school)
    I can’t wait to see more of your outfits featuring trainers! xx

    Valentina from

    • 25th January 2017 / 6:25 am

      Thanks Valentina, so glad you enjoyed this post and I can’t wait to bring you more x

  5. Jade
    24th January 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Ah you’re amazing, thanks so much for doing this post after my comment, I’m glad others where on the same wavelength and needed some help with the trainer styling department πŸ™‚ fab outfit, Styled beautifully and effortlessly chic too!


    • 25th January 2017 / 6:24 am

      Glad you enjoyed it Jade, there will be plenty more to come

  6. 25th January 2017 / 8:23 am

    Love everything about this! So chic! The bag caught my attention at first and then I noticed how you pieced the whole outfit together.. stunning as always! xo

    McKenzie |

    • 25th January 2017 / 10:24 am

      Thank you McKenzie x

    • 25th January 2017 / 10:23 am

      Thank you Jasmine x

  7. Emily
    26th January 2017 / 9:57 am

    Emma your hair!! And there was me thinking you couldn’t get any more gorgeous x

    • 26th January 2017 / 11:03 am

      Ahhhh thank you so much Emily!

    • 26th January 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Yes definitely! That reminds me, I need a new pair of white Converse

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