Summer style: 4 ways to wear trainers with your summer wardrobe
When we think of high-summer footwear we probably envisage espadrilles, slides, sandals... but what about trainers? Sneakers are a great summer wardrobe staple - they can dress down formal outfits and make traditional shapes suddenly feel more modern. Great for city living when flip-flops aren't practical, or great for holidays when you're sight-seeing and want something stylish, yet comfortable. Here are 4 ideas of how to style your favourite trainers this summer -
A great way to add a modern twist on a conventional work suit is to pair it with a smart pair of trainers. A crisp white pair, like this Crime London style, will keep the look smart and your feet comfortable. This great summer suit from Never Fully Dressed in a bold animal print comes with a long-line blazer and cropped trousers; pair with a luxury white tee to complete the look.
Boho maxi dresses
A great way to get the most out of summer dresses like this maxi poppy dress by Stella Forest is to pop on a pair of trainers and a denim jacket. Suddenly, a 'posh frock' becomes wearable for the school run; cool, comfy, yet pulled together and feminine. Pick a pair like these Serafini J.Connors that pick out a tonal colour in the dress, or add a little shimmer for fun.
Animal print is going nowhere this season; you'll just find it on lighter fabrics as the days lengthen - like this silk, hand-painted print from Rixo. Balance out the floaty shape with the Ash Addict chunky trainers and a clash print blouse for a high summer fashion look.
If you're looking for a perfect partner with summer shorts the easy style of the Victoria Dora Plimsoll is a timeless summer classic. Pair with chino shorts like these from Boden, a Breton stripe and you're set for beach holidays all summer long.