White trainers are back and better than ever. From sportswear favourites to luxurious new styles, these are the coolest women’s trainers that you’ll want to wear with every outfit.
The longevity and versatility of a great pair of stark white trainers is unquestionable. The last few seasons have seen the classic style re-emerge and overhaul not only the catwalk but cement itself as a staple in our footwear rotation.
Who doesn’t love the viral dad trainer trend? Running rampant all over our feed, street style favourites opted to cash in on the bulky trainer. From Balenciaga to Off-White, there was no escaping this chunky-soled shoe. While their popularity doesn’t seem to be waning anytime soon, the main takeaway from 2020 so far? White trainers are a great base to begin with. Sneaker heads rejoice in the simplicity of the trainer (sometimes, we’d like to take a break from garish colours and loud prints, okay?!), and if you only own a pair of gym trainers, expanding your collection to include these kicks can only benefit.
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Oh so palatable, the design has no doubt helped us solve many a sartorial dilemma. When we’ve been stood in a heap of clothes, running late for work on a Monday morning, the timeless shoe is the easy go-to we can reach for that won’t overcomplicate our outfits (and an already stressful morning). Revel in the current options garnered all over the high street – think Stan Smith trainers or renowned Converse chucks.
Additionally, if you don’t want to just take our word for it, the recent slew of street style crowds that littered the streets during Paris Fashion Week evidently got the memo. Brit model Olivia Campbell styled optic white trainers with a caramel suit (the shade currently dominating the fashion circuit), and made us instantly want to adopt the 80s style aesthetic, not to mention the flood of statement trench coats we witnessed seamlessly paired with white tennis shoes during the fashion frenzy. Sign. Us. Up.
Staying within the neutral palette, tonal straight-leg trousers, suiting or even utilitarian trousers work in unison. Otherwise, white tennis socks teamed with a maxi dress or bias-cut skirt eases the statement piece into spring. Scroll through to see a few cool white trainers that will surely put a spring in your step…
The chunky dad-style trainer is the unexpected trend that fashion has fallen in love with. Though the Balenciaga Triple S will forever be the dad shoe that we aspire to, Topshop’s reasonably-priced alternatives pay homage to the Parisian house’s original style. Wear yours with a wide-legged jeans for a directional day time look.
Want the added height of heels but with all the laidback cool of trainers? You asked and Acne Studios has delivered with an elevated trainer that towers (quite literally) over the competition, thanks to a two-inch platform sole.
Christian Louboutin has given trainers the red-sole treatment, and feel every bit as glamourous as the brand’s iconic silhouettes, but infinitely more wearable. A piece of luxury that you can wear everyday, master high-low dressing by pairing these spike-studded neoprene trainers with all your high-street and vintage wardrobe favourites.
White doesn’t have to mean plain. Your inner maximalist will love these pearl-embellished stunned white trainers. Thanks to gold revets and a faux-animal print side panel, these white trainers feel dressy enough to take you in to evening too.
Love the logo trend but prefer something a little more subtle? These logo-embossed Miu Miu trainers strike the perfect balance between understated and statement-making. Wear yours with cropped wide leg trousers to draw the eye to the shoe.
Elevate your look (quite literally) with these one-inch high platform trainers. Don’t be put off by their height, these trainers are made for walking with an ultra-breathable leather upper and resilient rubber sole.
It’s official: clumpy is the new cool. Ever since Balenciaga tore-up the footwear rule book and blessed us with the ultra-chunky Triple S, we’ve been obsessed with oversized trainers, the stompier the better. If Balenciaga is a little out of your budget, this iconic streetwear design from Fila is the perfect substitute.
Converse made up the majority of our teen footwear. Ratty, hole-ridden and largely scuffed: but boy did we love them. This time however, we’re pledging to keep them (mostly) clean and opting for a white platform iteration to help elevate our current shoe situation.
If you fancy splurging on some dazzling trainers, these Burberry kicks aren’t a bad place to start. Boasting a stacked sole and smooth leather (with Burberry monogramming, duh), you’ll be inundated with compliments all year when you whip these babies out.
Air Force 1 trainers will forever remain a cool classic. Compact and clean, the OG trainer is the icing on the cake, the boxy blazer to your longline tailored trousers, the Monica to your Chandler…you get the point. These are will flourish with a puff sleeve maxi and Matrix-style leather coat.
This chunky sole sets this style apart from the rest, plus the non-fussy leather material simultaneously makes it an office hit and weekend favourite.
An alternative to laces, these velcro strap Veja trainers are a minimalists dream.
If you’re still enamoured with the chunky trainer trend, look to a pair of trainers that will easily slot into your rotation. These sustainable Stella McCartney trainers will not only give your outfit an added edge, they’re made entirely out of vegan leather.
Stan Smiths speak for themselves, no? The legendary tennis shoe has a reputation that means they’ll always remain on trend. Fashion week attendees have soft spot for the sneakers and it’s easy to see why. Crisp, simple with a modern silhouette, what’s not to love?
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