Posted on: January 7, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

When we look at the fundamentals of a versatile wardrobe there are a few key items that spring to mind. Any editor will argue that a crisp white tee and a reliable pair of jeans are worth their weight in gold. Beyond that, a classic blazer and wool trousers won’t go amiss. On the footwear front, the past ten years have seen sleek white trainers lead the way but, this season, change is in the air.

Whilst I wouldn’t go so far to decree that white trainers are “out” (let’s face it, they never will be), their colourful comrades have certainly saturated the landscape in recent months. Thanks to buzzy collaborations such as Adidas X Wales Bonner, and an ever expanding collection of colourful Gazelles hitting the market, it’s been hard to ignore the appeal of the joy-sparking trainer.

There’s no denying that the technicolour trainers are an outfit elevator. Whether brightening up a basic outfit with a subtle flush of colour, or adding dimension to an already colourful ensemble, the new-season style has been warmly welcomed into the wardrobe rotations of those in-the-know.

Whilst brands such as Adidas have championed rainbow hues across their collections, other brands have rising through the ranks for their joyful takes on footwear styling. Onitsuka Tiger’s sunshine yellow Mexico 66 style became an Instagram favourite last year (which, incidentally, Net-a-Porter’s buyers have picked up for 2024), whilst sportswear label Salomon expanded their colour range to comprise vibrant tones and gradient shades across their collections.

Indulging in Gen Zs love of colour, the colourful trainer trend appears to be here to stay. Whilst I don’t suggest you retire your trusty white kicks, you’ll probably find that your mood lifts upon slipping into a vivid shoe.  If you’re in the marktet for a footwear refresh, shop our edit of the best colourful trainers here.

This rich green shade pairs so well with denim.

Red is having a major moment this season.

Chunky trainers are the perfect way to dress down a dress in winter.

This vibrant colour pairing is exactly what I’ve been looking for.

These also come in five other colours.

This cult-trainer is an influencer favourite.

These tonal trainers are the the top of my wishlist.

Editors agree that Nike Cortez’s will never go out of style.

Bring some vibrancy into your winter wardrobe.

Brown and pink is the colour combination I’m backing this season.

They also come in olive green and sky blue.

These also come in white.

If you’re new to the trend, consider option for a white trainer that features a splash of colour, rather than a saturated style.

Style with jeans or wide-leg trousers.

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