Clean and simple yet with maximum impact, tonal trainers are a go-to style for a low-key look. Look to block colours in spring’s must-have shades including muted pastels and fresh whites for a classic look that will easily tie into your ensembles. Textures are an easy way to add detail without going overboard; look to suede and leather styles from Paul Smith and Lacoste for timeless trainers that will bolster your outfits. Team with everything from denim and a shirt to suiting and a t-shirt to strike the smart-casual balance.
No longer just reserved for the gym, take your outfits up a notch with high tech styles that lend a sporty edge to your line-up. Performance running trainers have made a strong resurgence on the runways that has trickled through onto the soles of the most stylish; think technical soles and lightweight uppers from the likes of Nike and New Balance. Team with cropped trousers for contrast or track pants to complete the look with a technical twist.
With the arrival of the new decade comes the revival of cult styles from the 2000s. Inspired by the world of hip-hop that dominated the noughties, the high top is a key silhouette, set to bring a street-inspired touch to your outfits. Chunky soles and flashes of colour are also a big part of this trend for a retro flash of cool. Look to brands such as Converse and Adidas for signature styles that will last the test of time and add a dose of nostalgia to your outfits.
One of the most divisive trainer trends, chunky trainers continue to reign supreme for SS20. A breakaway from more classic and simple sneakers that have previously dominated the scene, the chunky silhouette is unashamedly bold. Not for the faint hearted, team the chunky trainer with ensembles that complement its oversized silhouette; think wide leg cropped trousers or jeans and oversized sportswear. Look to styles from Tommy Hilfiger and The Kooples for a bold take on the trend.
Chunky trainers continue to remain at the forefront of the sneaker scene for SS20. Reminiscent of the silhouettes from the ‘90s, the chunky trainer burst onto the sneaker scene after years of minimalism and the trend has stuck ever since. From all-white styles to chunky soles with pops of colour to the upper, trainers from brands including Puma and Dune are must-haves for switching up your style. Pair with cropped trousers and a sporty sweater for an old-school streetwear look, or team with a dress to add edge.
Who said your trainers have to be white? For a fresh take, move away from classic shades and bring a playful pop of colour into your look with a bold and bright trainer. Whether you opt for pared-back styles with flashes of neon from the likes of Asics and Reebok or wear the rainbow, a colour pop trainer is an easy way to anchor your outfit, or complement and clash colours with your ensemble. Find them at McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks for up to 60% less.
SS20 sees the return of more nostalgic silhouettes. From ‘80s runners from the likes of Dune to tennis shoes from Asics, retro sneakers are back with a bang, and we’re all for it. An investment that’s never going to go out of style, these trainers have become classics for a reason. A breath of fresh air from chunky styles, slimmer, lighter retro styles are key to the trend, bringing an old-school touch to your spring style.
An effortless style to pair with your ensembles, minimalist trainers are a go-to for everyday wear. Understated low tops will seamlessly tie into your wardrobe, whether it’s to pair with denim and a classic top or with this season’s midi and maxi dresses. Look for muted tones such as pastels from the likes of Puma or classic white trainers for the ultimate minimalist look, from brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Kurt Geiger. Keep any detailing such as logos or hardware to a minimum for a clean finish.