Trend Study – White Trainers


Fashion blogger Camille Charriere wears adidas Originals Stan Smith

We’re not quite out of the freezing cold yet, but we are in to a brand new year.  A trend that kept popping up in 2014 is the white trainers (or ‘sneakers’ for those across the Atlantic) trend.  This look never excited as much as other trends, but that’s because it is subtle in nature, and therefore easy to incorporate without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Trainers in general are breaking out of the sporty-type pigeon hole and are becoming extremely versatile.  They are no longer just for the active exercise enthusiast, but now for the fashion forward too.  Oh, and they are extremely comfortable.  What’s not to love?

The look discussed here in particular is the white, low top, minimal trainers that can be worn just as easily with trousers or denim jeans and looks equally good on men as well as women.  I especially like how white trainers can be used to transform your stringently smart outfits in to street style sophistication.  For example, match with wool trousers to achieve a casual clean look that would otherwise look strictly smart if worn with derby shoes or heels.  It seems to achieve the same effect with your overcoat or blazer.

The great thing about this look is that it is very accessible.  Walk in to virtually any high street fashion store and they will likely have a style very similar.  If you want more, most trainer brands make a white shoe with this silhouette.  Addidas Stan Smiths for £67, or Nike AF1 Low for a younger look.  If your budget stretches further, designer or luxury footwear companies are nice but not necessary.  Common Projects Achilles Low are hand stitched in Italy and are the holy grail of white trainers for many people.


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