If, like us, you love the comfort, ease and endless styling opportunities in which a new pair of trainers presents, then you are most definitely in the right place. There are oh-so many things to love about our reliable trainers; the all-day comfort, the classic silhouettes and addition of high-low dressing are to name but a few, but we have whittled it down to 5 of our favourite trainer qualities. If you're looking to invest in a new addition to your existing collection, then try experimenting with rich colours and contemporary decorations. If you’re new to the trainer game (welcome!), opt for a classic low-cut silhouette in a sumptuous black or white leather for maximum wearability. When it comes to planning our wardrobe for the upcoming season, combining old favourites with new investments, be sure to add in a pair of trustworthy trainers who will always aid your morning dressing. Once you find a pair that you love, look after them and they will look after you in return.
There are few accessories as satisfying as a box fresh pair of sumptuous white trainers. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to blame the pandemic for turning the white trainer into the must-have shoe of the summer. A year of nothing but unprecedented times has managed to turn even the most dedicated lovers of the highest, thinnest stiletto heels to the welcoming comfort of a pair of trainers. Alongside a black blazer and your favourite style of blue jeans, a white trainer is a classic wardrobe staple which you will rely on again and again. Whether you’re styling casually with an oversized tee and leather jacket, adding to a floral summer dress for a Kate Middleton approved look, or adding to your office-ready tailoring for casual Friday, the white trainer will take you anywhere you want to go, and beyond. Practical, comfortable and versatile, the white trainer is also an overnight bag multi-tasker; from an afternoon shopping to a casual al-fresco dinner, the styling opportunities are endless. A firm fixture in the wardrobe of the world’s most stylish women, everyone from Meghan Markle to Kendall Jenner has been seen rocking a pair of white trainers.
There is a trainer for every mood, and if you’re looking to up your trainer-game with a playful twist, Jones has just what you need. We’ve been living in slippers for the best part of a year, so trainers-with-a-twist seem to be the perfect way to start integrating back into a more ‘fashion’ way of dressing. For a fuss-free Spring look, let your trainers do the talking and combine classic blue denim jeans or shorts with your creative sneaks. Whether it’s twinkling embellishment for a touch of sparkle, woven textiles for cool-girl appeal, or a tassel zip a la Alessandra, it’s time to give trainers the air-time that they deserve.
Colour is a key trend for the months ahead, so make your feet the statement of your look with head-turning shades and colour-clashing textiles. Whether combining contrasting shades for a bold look, or complementary shades for a slightly softer, but all the while bright, take on the trend, more is most definitely more. Stuck for inspiration? Look to the late Diana, Princess of Wales’ archival 1990s dressing for bright, chunky trainers in every colour of the rainbow, or look to the epitome of retro style and girl power, the Spice Girls, for a nostalgic take on sporty style. Whilst possibly not as versatile as the holy grail of the white trainer, you might be surprised at how much wear and versatility a colour blocking trainer provides. Opt for shades which are reflected in your day-to-day wardrobe for added wearability, and be open to the allure of high-low dressing. No longer reserved only for off-duty looks, try pairing a pair of chunky trainers with a sequin midi skirt for a night-out look which won’t leave you with sore feet, or try combining a bright pair of sneakers with your go-to tailoring for an office-ready take on athleisure wear.
Few trainers can compete with the versatility, elegance and wearability of a white trainer, but add a pair of contrasting laces, and you’ve got the perfect twist on a classic. An almost instant fashion update, it takes mere moments (and costs even less) to replace the laces on your trainers. Picking out a shade in the print of your outfit can create a cohesive and co-ordinated look, whilst adding a pair of metallic laces can make white trainers instantly evening-wear appropriate. When experimenting with colourways, a black shoelace against a white trainer will still offer all of the endless styling opportunities, just with a touch of monochromatic interest.
Whether you're a marathon runner or you’re mostly wearing your gym gear to brunch, there is no shame in combining your day-to-day style with a sport-inspired trainer for an athleisure-approved finishing touch to your look. Although the resurgence in the chunky trainer has seen a rise in 1990s-inspired platform soles and stomping power, a sporty, streamlined silhouette will always be a versatile and flattering silhouette. Perfect for pairing with midi skirts and cropped denim alike, the sleek design of sport-inspired trainers gives a more flattering look against wider hemlines, in comparison to chunky trainers. For a fashion-lead touch which makes the trainers look more runway than racetrack, opt for minimal detailing and soft, pretty colours, such as Luana in rose blush pink.