Trainers are fashion’s biggest crush – and they’re not just taking over your weekend wardrobe. After reading this, you’ll want to wear them to work, too.
There was a time when you’d only pair trainers with workwear in order to get to and from the office in a timely fashion. The shoes in question lacked any kind of excitement: often of the performance variety, they were stashed away in a backpack and swapped for a pair of spindly heels as soon as you reached your desk.
But that time is over. Rejoice! Trainers are no longer just for a comfortable (and speedy) commute to work. Whether it’s a slick white leather trainer with a trouser suit or a chunky dad-like style with a floral skirt and trench coat, the right pair of sneakers has the power to transform your workwear wardrobe in a flash.
Still don’t believe us? We’ve put four trainer-based work looks together so you don’t have to. Now, if these don’t put a spring in your step to face a new working year head on, we don’t know what will! All hail the humble trainer.
A slightly oversized suit in a classic hue paired with white trainers is a look that’ll never fail.
You’ll keep this classic blazer in your wardrobe for a lifetime.
Stick to white, cream or beige top underneath to keep it looking effortlessly sleek.
Add a subtle hint of colour with neon detail – it’s key for spring/summer 2020 so these kicks are an easy way to try out the trend.
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Switch it up by styling a silky slip skirt with the Veja trainers and a trench.
Dress It Up
Toughen up a floral dress with a chunky mesh style.
This long sleeve frock will also work just as well with knee high boots.
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The 90s baguette bag was key in 2019, and it’s sticking around this year.
A trench coat is the style that you can buy – and wear – at any time of year.
Sport sneakers work best with a wide-leg cropped trouser.
Slouchy knits look so good with chic leather trousers and trainers.
Long gone are skintight leather trousers. This time around it’s all about the wide leg roomy styles.
This chunky sole style has long been a favourite among fashion editors.
Arket is known for housing quality basics you can rely on.
Make a statement
A designer pair of kicks can lift a simple look with minimal effort.
The shacket will be your favourite item from work, to drinks, to weekend.
You’ll wear these way beyond 9-5.
Update a tonal look with a pair of Gucci kicks.
A logo pair will create a retro feel that’ll update any work look.