The perennial appeal of fashion trainers has no bounds and the popularity of trainers is on the rise, so we have ample reason to relish in the footwear of the moment. Twelve short months ago, you would have struggled to prise us away from our ever-faithful slippers, now with normal service almost resumed, we need to find new ways to refresh our casual collections for the winter months ahead.
With the temperature dipping, it’s difficult to know what to invest in for the colder months, cue the trainers of the moment. The failsafe way to update your capsule wardrobe for this season, and the next one.
For the days when off duty feels more informal than you’d like, a cool pair of trainers might just be the solution. Perfect for those still finding their feet in new beginnings, a fresh pair of trainers will disrupt the monotony of casual dressing that we’ve grown all too familiar with.
Fit for everything from winter walks to a night on the tiles, trainers are the simplest equation for every agenda this season. Better still there are trainers to suit everyone, from cult classics to retro-inspired lace-ups, platform trainers, and wedge trainers too.
Our guide on how to wear trainers in winter will bring fresh ideas that will elevate your cold-weather wardrobe, from the bright and bold to the sleek and simple, these trainers will remain the most reliable kicks that will style you through winter and beyond. Cue the best winter trainers that will bring back the joy of casual dressing …
How to Wear Trainers in Winter
The key to styling trainers with your winter outfits is to keep them looking as fresh as possible, your jaded gym trainers just won’t cut it. If you’re the kind of lady who goes for versatile, investment pieces that she can wear on rotation, a pair of trainers with crisp white soles and a slick, clean-cut silhouette will go the extra mile for your every look.
Your laidback style doesn’t mean you have to be lazy, and a box-fresh pair of trainers will lend an effortless and sophisticated finish to virtually every outfit you pull out of your wardrobe, from refreshing your go-to ‘mom’ jean outfits or adding a bold new spin on your back-to-work looks.
There was a time where trainers were strictly worn for workouts, they were shoes favoured for their practical qualities, but these days a sleek pair of leather trainers has the power to instantly transform your look and let you face the frosty mornings head on.
So, what are the best trainers to wear this winter? Scroll on to find our favourites and how we are wearing them …
Suit Yourself: Wearing Trainers with Suits
If you’re finding that the lines between your work and weekend wardrobes are blurred, you’re not alone. While most are back working from home, there’s one thing that remains the same, keeping comfortable comes first. With the right pair of trainers, you can embrace the smartness of a suit with the cool laidback appeal of trainers, plus they’ll be the comfortable counterpart for your commute (sic: the comfiest work shoes you’ll ever own).
Wearing your trainers with a coordinated suit will bring an effortless feel to your office or evening wear, it takes the stiff formalities out of dressing smartly but will also retain a sense of professionalism.
Wearing White Trainers in Winter
You may think that white trainers are synonymous with summer, but don’t be fooled. Simply slip on a clean white pair with your ‘mom’ fit jeans, a roll neck jumper, and a teddy coat to keep things cosy.
As for smarter occasions, keep the palette of your outfit neutral by wearing white low-cut trainers with white jeans and layer up your look with soft textures like a knitted jumper, an oversized scarf, and a honey-hued camel coat.
Wearing Black Trainers in Winter
Black trainers are a practical choice to wear through winter, they make a great alternative to white trainers as their versatile shade is easy to adapt to your outfit, and they’re perfectly suited for slipping on in adverse weather conditions.
Wearing trainers with smart outfits is a great way to play down an all-too dressy ensemble. So, if Plan B has impeded your carefully considered outfit plans, swap your heels for a black pair of trainers to fit the new smart-casual brief.
For an easy off-duty look, wear black leather trainers with chunky platform soles and a pair of dark jeans, and finish with a cosy shearling jacket. It’s a fail-safe outfit that’s simple enough to pull together at a moment’s notice and will remain equally stylish for the months between winter and spring.
How to Style High-Tops
High tops are a decidedly retro-inspired style, deriving from yesteryear’s basketball scene, they’ll promise to give your looks a cool sign off. Simple to style and easy to wear, they’ll be the trainers you’ll turn to season after season.
The trick to wearing high-tops is to stick to classic colours like white, black, or tan, as they’ll keep your outfit centred without taking the focus away from any bold, or statement pieces you’re wearing. If you’re opting for trousers, make sure your trainers sit neatly beneath your hems or roll them up to avoid any unsightly bunching around your ankles.
For winter, a pair of high-tops means there’s no need for bare ankles, the perfect cure for frosty days. Better still, high tops will step you straight through to the summer months, so when the sun comes out to play just slip them on with a white t-shirt and spaghetti strap dress.