How to style trainers


Gone are the days when trainers were solely saved for athletic endeavours. Over the past few years, they’ve broken free from their gym-bag bounds and are now sweeping the street style scene as well as the runways. We’re calling it - sporty footwear is the cool choice for, well, pretty much everything. If you’re feeling inspired, take a browse below to get your fashion kicks.


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Styling suits with trainers

To update your weekday wardrobe this year, try elegant suiting in traditional monochrome styles or pretty pastels (set to be a major trend for spring), and then add trainers. They may not be your go-to work footwear, but they'll provide the casual finish that heels are missing and keep your 9-5 look on the right side of dressed-up. A box-fresh white pair are easy and versatile but a coloured pair or a flash of leopard will freshen up a classic outfit. The best part? You'll be comfortable for a day on-the-go and look effortlessly cool.

“The trainer trend is here to stay. Dress down your favourite co-ords with these styles.”




Dress down your dress


Wearing a pair of trainers with a knockout dress was arguably the look of 2018, and for good reason. You get to look smart in a frock, but not too OTT, thanks to the addition of casual trainers. The trend is set to continue long into 2019, so try pairing some sporty kicks with a floor-skimming frock for the perfect antidote to feeling overdressed, or bring out the '90s vibes in your pinafore mini dress by adding a chunky-soled style. If dresses aren't for you, combine with a printed midi skirt and a soft knit for the same chic finish.

“Embrace flowing midis in statement prints and retro mini styles, then off-set them with trainers.”



Off-duty chic

For whatever’s on your weekend to-do list, trainers are the perfect comfy sidekick for everything from errand running to brunching. A classic trench coat looks effortlessly stylish when paired with something simple like jeans and a cream knit but steps into serious cool-girl territory when worn with fresh, chunky trainers. Alternatively, play up to the athleisure trend by teaming a sporty-chic trouser or a retro puffer jacket with your trainer of choice. Accessories and jewels should be kept to a minimum, as anything too fussy will counteract the cool vibe we're aiming for.

“All-white trainers look amazing with basics and minimal pieces, such as classic knits and black trousers.”






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