Sport’n Style: December 2012 / January 2013

I would never class myself as a fashionista; in fact I now use the inspiration of a Personal Shopper to dress myself! However, if Nike can duck out of sportswear and dip a toe into fashion then so can I 😉

Over the past couple of months I have made a few purchases, mostly because I needed items that were suitable for my trip to Lapland this Christmas, as well as a general wardrobe update. These are a few of my favourites…

My overall favourite purchase is my Nike Athletic Department Downtime Jacket – it’s the perfect length, great fit and kept me warm even in -27 degrees Celsius! The hood was useful for extra warmth and guarded my face when it was snowing. Check me out skating around below in my jacket; I left a review on the Nike website too and gave it 5 stars..

“Fits loose enough to wear layers underneath but still keep a feminine shape without the need for a belt. Super warm, light, and soft.” – Danielle J, London / Essex

Keeping my toes toasty in Lapland were the Fitflop BLIZZ Boot in bright white. I love the fitflop sandals so it was time to try them out in a season appropriate style! It took a short while to get used to walking in them; as if walking in deep snow isn’t hard enough you then have the Microwobble board testing you even more! I had no issues with cold or wet feet at any point! I gave these boots 4 stars in my review on the website mostly due to some sizing issues!

Come January now, I fell in love with a pair of Nike Dunk Sky High’s. I first noticed them when they launched in the summer and have loved them ever since. I went for the black suede version for versatility; they come with purple laces and black laces. I’m wearing them right now as I type these very words and so far, so good! Super comfy and easy to walk in; even ran in them to catch my tube train this morning! Here are the benefits Nike list on the website:


  • Suede or leather upper for a comfortable fit and durability
  • Lightweight EVA midsole for cushioning
  • Concealed wedge heel for style
  • Solid rubber outsole for durability and traction
  • Hidden 6.6cm wedge for a feminine yet sporty silhouette


So what are you wearing while you keep active during these winter months?! Or what has caught your eye?!

Elle 🙂 x


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