Styling Advice: Cate Massi on how to introduce sneakers into your wardrobe

Fashion guru and resident accredited stylist at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Cate Massi is empowering women to #reclaimyourstyle. Launching in 2008, she has styled over 2,000 clients, sharing her knowledge and reminding women that self love and care is essential for a healthy mindset and wardrobe.

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Fashion guru and resident accredited stylist at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Cate Massi is empowering women to #reclaimyourstyle. Launching in 2008, she has styled over 2,000 clients, sharing her knowledge and reminding women that self love and care is essential for a healthy mindset and wardrobe.

@individualstyle101
www.individualstyle101.org


Praise the Trend Gods who said ‘and now they shall pair sneakers with EVERYTHING!’

Hello, I am Cate Massi, a Brisbane Stylist (insert hand on heart) ... and yes, I am a sneaker lover.
Some may say ‘addict’ and, you know what, I might be inclined to agree with them.
Sneakers, in my book, are right up there with avocados, beach holidays and fashion mags ... I. Just. Can’t. Get. Enough.

When I’m with clients who want to modernise their look my mantra is always: “Get your kicks on!”
Adding sneakers into your life and wardrobe is a game changer for so many reasons:

1. They will give you (and your look) an updated vibe
2. You will smile a lot more because your feet, knees, ankles and lower back aren’t aching all day and night long
3. And of course, you’ll move a lot faster, you girl boss

Start small

If you’re a sneaker virgin dreaming of dipping your toe into the wonderful world of low-profile, high-impact kicks then yes, your first wear may feel a little awkward. My advice is to start small with, say, an outing to Woolies. Cruise in, noting how awesome you feel gliding up and down aisle 1, 2 and 3 with ease. I guarantee you by checkout you’ll have the confidence you need to broaden your style horizons (and maybe even a few compliments under your belt!).

Cate wears KOURTNEY Peach Snake.

They don't have to be white

One of my clients told me she desperately wanted to like the sneaker trend but didn’t know what was stopping her. After a few questions it turned out she loved the sneaker look, but the white part that was bothering her. A problem easily fixed when I introduced her to JACKiE Navy and NAT Tan. Update: after a serious love triangle with her sneakers, she now has her eye on a blush pair for summer.

There's a sneaker for everyone

There is definitely a FRANKiE4 sneaker for everyone (sometimes more, lol). The classic girl may go for POLLY or ELLiE. The preppy dresser may love SYLViA, the edgy dresser may reach for STEViE and the sporty girl may want WiNNiE.

Whatever your style—the team FRANKiE4 can help you find your perfect match.

Cate is seen here wearing KOURTNEY Peach Snake, POLLY White/Blush & TAMBO White.

But how do I style on-point pairs?

Sneakers will allow you to get a lot more versatility out of your wardrobe.

For example: team a midi skirt and tee with sneakers for an everyday look, then swap tee and sneakers for heels (like LiSA) and a blouse for an instant dressy upgrade. Sneakers can be styled with everything from linen suiting, summer dresses and tailored shorts to your favourite denim at work or play. The number one rule when styling sneakers is that there are no rules!


So step out in FRANKiE4 sneakers and enjoy the comfort and cool they can’t help but keep giving.

Experience the FRANKiE4 difference.

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