Ode to the White Sneaker


We're celebrating the understated excellence of box-fresh trainers.

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Take notes, because the humble white trainer - we're partial to the low-top pebbled leather style - is here to boost whatever you wear. Let us show you three ways to style this casual staple.



Keep your look clean, minimal and, above all, white. Yes, head-to-toe white is on-trend, but it's also undeniably fresh. A win-win in our books.

For Him: Complement an off-white pinstripe suit with leather trainers on smart-casual occasions. And for days off, a white short-sleeved linen shirt with distressed denim - in, you guessed it, white - will keep you looking cool on sun-soaked days.

For Her: A white button-embellished crêpe jumpsuit is a weekday winner when dressed down with white trainers. Add porcelain-white accessories - think a pearl headband or a white satin hairclip - for an edgy but feminine finish. And for an off-duty look, go for denim-on-denim with a twist: pair white skinny jeans with a white denim jacket layered over a Breton T-shirt.



From checks to 80s power dressing, white trainers are the perfect way to temper the latest trends.

For Him: Break out of your off-duty style rut by teaming cropped embroidered trousers with a slim-fit silk trainer. And go sockless with your white trainers: it will add a dose of casual-cool to the look. For the office, try pairing an Oxford shirt with checked trousers and a classic camel trench coat.

For Her: Go for high-rise trousers that boast a streamlined, wide-leg fit. They'll lengthen your legs and just skim the trainers (are you wearing loafers, pointed-toe flats or pumps? No one will ever know) and instantly elevate your nine-to-five look. For outerwear, think a deconstructed blazer or safari jacket.



Now is not the time to scrimp on personality. Go bold or go home, because everything is better when it's super bright.

For Him: Stay on-trend with a logo-print bomber jacket layered over a crew-neck T-shirt and floral-print twill shorts to finish. Fluorescent-yellow argyle socks will finish off the look nicely. For an equally head-turning weekday look, a millennial-pink blazer layered over a crisp white shirt will contrast your bleached-white trainers perfectly.

For Her: Don't be afraid to play with pastels and Crayola hues. Dress down hot-pink satin trousers with white trainers, giving them a technicolour boost with rainbow laces. And for a laid-back after-dark look, casually style a silk mustard slip dress with your white lace-ups for effortless ease.

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