Cath Kidston + Gola = Trainer Perfection

This Spring, iconic British retailer Cath Kidston launched a collaboration with retro British sports brand Gola creating a range of fun trainers, in the classic Gola ‘Harrier’ style re-imagined in four gorgeous Cath Kidston prints.  Four different versions were created – something for every girls taste, even if (like me) they weren’t a dedicated Cath Kidston shopper before.


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There are four statement prints to choose from – ‘Mini Clouds’ which brings a quirky, dreamy, retro style, ‘Mini Patchwork’ – this is a cute, fun, vintage look and finally ‘Paradise Fields’ giving a fresh, feminine, floral look in indigo or chalk colour ways.  


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I think the Gola design merges beautifully with the Cath Kidston print and red embroidered logo. Originally launched in the sixties, the Gola ‘Harrier’ design remains a firm favourite within the range to this day.  The result is a super comfy trainer due to its wide fit, suede trims and soft textile lining but also something that looks that bit different.

If you’re a fan of Cath Kidston you can buy matching pieces to complete your look.  There is so much to choose from.  I can feel my bank account diminishing as we speak!  Come on, who could resist a pair of matching cute socks for only £6.00?  Or a matching bag?  Or even a full print dress, scarf or skirt?  Be brave – Spring is a time to embrace brighter colours and great prints. 


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As it was my birthday recently I asked for a pair of the cloud design trainers for my birthday present. I had seen them in the press and instantly fallen in love with them.  The design is one of my favourite motifs – I just love the image of blue skies and clouds.  It makes me feel happy but I also love the idea of blue sky thinking – to be the most creative you can be and to not be held back by current thinking.  I want to be that type of person.  My blog is called ‘Always a Blue Sky Girl’, my business is called Blue Sky Visual Merchandising and BlueSkyGirlie is my Instagram/Twitter name. Yep, its definitely a thing for me!

At £65.00 they are not cheap, but well worth the investment in my opinion. The quality is fantastic, the fit is great and I just can’t stop looking at my feet and smiling!!!  You get an extra pair of grey laces but I opted for the bright yellow ones that were already laced into them – the extra pop of bright yellow alongside the yellow Gola stripes really adds to the quirky look. 


What a way to make a statement with your feet!  I’m currently wearing mine with skinny jeans, cotton tees, blazers and slouchy jumpers.  I think they’d also look cute with a dress for a fun look.  Whatever way you want to wear them let the shoes do the talking. 


The range will be sold exclusively through Cath Kidston online and its stores and concessions in the UK and worldwide.  I guarantee these are going to sell fast and you’ll see them on the feet of celebrities and top fashion bloggers.

All I have to do is work out which pair I want next…

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