14 stylish white trainers you’ll want to wear now and all year

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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.

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…

  • Topshop

    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.

    Shop Topshop white chunky trainers, £49 

  • Fila

    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. 

    Shop Fila Fila white Orbit Zeppa L trainers at Asos, £75

  • Converse

    White trainers: converse

    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. 

    Shop chuck 70 classic high top at Converse, £70

  • Burberry

    White trainers: burberry

    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.

    Shop union sneakers at Burberry, £550

  • Nike

    White trainers: nike

    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.

    Shop Air Force 1 white trainers at Nike, £79.95

  • Adidas

    White trainers: adidas

    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. 

    Shop supercourt shoes at Adidas, £52.47

  • Veja

    White trainers: Veja

    An alternative to laces, these velcro strap Veja trainers are a minimalists dream.

    Shop velcro trainers at Veja, £100

  • Stella McCartney

    White trainers: Stella McCartney

    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. 

    Shop eclypse sneakers at Stella McCartney, £455

  • Adidas

    White trainers: Adidas

    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?

    Shop Stan Smith trainers at Adidas, £74.95

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