Trainer trends: 5 pairs to wear this autumn
Trainers are the ultimate wardrobe staple - in recent years they have transitioned from sports shoe to fashion must-have, becoming sartorially acceptable with everything from suits to dresses - here are 5 of our favourites from brands including Ash and Serafini.
Animal print trainers
The latest Serafini J.Connors in python-print leather with gold detailing are a beautiful 'neutral', with a nod to 2019's animal print trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Pair with black leather trousers and caramel knits for a cosy, luxe look this winter (outfit: Massimo Dutti).
Wedge heel trainers
Ash's Bowie wedge suede leather trainers are a perennial sell-out for the Parisien brand. In smart, all-black suede they are a great alternative to a heeled ankle boot, adding a casual edge to dresses or with skinny jeans. Pair with mini dresses and black tights this winter to flatteringly elongate legs (dress: Sezane).
Sports luxe trainers
Ash's Krush knit trainers are perfect for that sports luxe look, all black with a shot of bronze lurex and mock croc heel detail. Great to pull on for running about town, with a hint of winter sparkle. Pair with the newly launched Pringle x H&M collection of ribbed dresses, oversize logo jumpers and their signature jacquard knits (outfit: H&M).
Serafini's attention to detail and design-flourishes are second to none. Using the finest Italian leathers and handmade in Tuscany, this season's embellished J.Connor styles have got it all - metallic leathers, faux fur and embroidery. They're a real statement shoe that will be the finishing touch to any outfit, pair with dark denim or simple camels and blacks to let the shoes do the talking (outfit: Arket).
Leather high-top trainers
Ash's Virgin leather high-top trainers are a great wardrobe asset for giving that rock 'n' roll edge to a simple jeans and tee look. Made from premium leather with 5 buckle detail they are as comfortable as trainers, but with an ankle boot feel. Pair with vintage denim and band tees, a check blazer and you're set for winter weekend fun (outfit Zadig & Voltaire).