Skipping Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Here’s the story from A to Z: Spicy sneakers for spicy girls

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Like many children of the ‘90s, I had — and have — an intense obsession with the Spice Girls. How could you not love them? Spunky, energetic and kookily fun, each Spice brought a different flavor to the mix and left me saying “girl power” at least once a day. Ginger, Baby, Scary, Sporty and, of course, Posh were fashion icons. Known for her sleek style, Posh was hardly one to dress for comfort. Her little black dress and sky-high pumps were her signature look, setting her apart from the other Spices’ colorful ensembles.

Fast forward 10 years, and the formerly stiletto-sporting Victoria Beckham has given up heels. Are we shocked? Yes, pleasantly surprised! Can we blame her for ditching the pumps and moving on to comfier pastures?

Like Posh, I was late to the stylish sneaker movement. For years, I’ve equated them with my dad’s ratty old tennis shoes used for cutting grass and cleaning house. I’ve been looking at tennis shoes all wrong.

Trainers — the right kind — are an incredible way to add a different dynamic to any outfit and have the uncanny ability to take a look from drab to fab. 

So which spicy sneaker are you?

If you consider yourself a bit of a girly girl, throw on one of your minidresses and add a pair of white Adidas. Reward yourself for looking fit with a lolly, Baby.

Do you find yourself wearing an excessive amount of leopard print? Scary Spice is potentially your spirit animal. Black Pumas, a black crop top and your fiercest double buns will have you looking scarily stylish.

If you are more of a tomboy, sneakers are right up your alley, Sporty. A puffer jacket with cropped sweatpants and some Yeezy-esque Adidas will do nicely.

Drape yourself in all things Union Jack to channel your inner Ginger. Your fiery attitude and a wonderbra will allow you to pull off just about anything. Go wild and wear a pair of platform sneakers!

Last, but not least, is beloved Posh. Your style is mature and polished; sneakers add unexpected pop to your look. A tailored pant, structured sweatshirt and crisp white sneakers will set you apart from the crowd.

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want: spicy sneakers. Girl power!