Sneakerheads have been infiltrating the street style set for the past few years now – and we're honestly totally here for it. Way back when, traditional shoe styles ruled the roost, whereas now rocking a pair of trainers to Fashion Week is totally commonplace and stylish sneakers are ten a penny.
Excellent news for exercise avoidants – there's zero need to work up a sweat to justify treating yourself to a fresh pair of kicks.
This season, we're all about utilising our trainer collection to the max and styling our pairs alongside spring dresses. Injecting your wardrobe with a generous dose of casual cool in the form of a chic trainer will stand you in good stead on days when you need to look polished, but not overly formal.
How to wear trainers with dresses?
If you're into high octane patterns, keep things understated with a minimalist, single-hue trainer, perhaps echoing one of the print's accent shades. High tops pair well with mini lengths – check out styles by the likes of Saye, Converse, and Diadora.
Chunky, retro styles offset the initial drama of a maxi, and New Balance's 530s are a case in point. Our fail-safe style rule? Generally speaking, it's hard to go wrong with crisp white trainer. Classics such as Nike's Air Force Ones and Jordans are a safe bet, but Axel Arigato also excels in this area. And for a slightly smarter, work-appropriate style, laceless is the way to go – think Russell & Bromley's Park Up flatforms.
Hello! Fashion shares our favourite ways to wear trainers with dresses this season:
Polka-dot mini with crisp trainers
Neutral geometric midi with retro dad sneakers
Metallic mesh slip and monogram high tops
Vibrant print piece with accent colour trainers
Preppy mini and platforms
Wrapover shirt and retro-feel high tops
Tiered midi and distressed trainers
Cottagecore denim number and sporty sneakers
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