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 Levi's 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 Asics and Adidas. 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 Nike 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 Diesel and Karl Lagerfeld for a bold take on the trend.
For a street-inspired take on formalwear, switch your brogues or loafers this spring for trainers. This trend proves that trainers aren’t reserved for casual affairs; with luxury materials such as leather and suede as well as coveted colour palettes, it’s easy to elevate the trainer to match the occasion. Look to styles from the likes of Ted Baker and Puma in pared-back nude and tan tones for a refined feel to pair with summer’s suiting, or opt for black trainers for a classic workwear look.
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 Karl Lagerfeld and Guess 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.
Brights & Neon
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 Karl Lagerfeld and Puma or wear the rainbow, a colour pop trainer is an easy way to upgrade your outfit, or complement and clash colours with your look.
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 New Balance or classic white trainers for the ultimate minimalist look, from brands including Converse. Keep any detailing such as logos or hardware to a minimum for a clean finish.