Posted on: January 15, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

From hitting the gym to your off-duty endeavours (or those of you trying to stuff your “commute sneakers” into your work bag – yes, we see you), it goes without saying, that we simply can’t live without trainers in our wardrobes.

We’ve seen the trainer trends come and go, from the chunky “dad” styles to office casual Vejas and now the multiple Adidas iterations that have been flooding our IG feeds. Athleisure has taken the world by storm in recent years, from the once self-declared heel connoisseurs to, now, a new wave of sneakerheads. Welcoming in the world of competitive, exclusive drops and high resale prices, all at the cost of getting your hands on some of the most-talked about trainers. 

Danielle wears Wales Bonner X Adidas samba trainers with a gathered skirt and leather jacket.

A true footwear staple, the activewear silhouettes are a champion at making comfort a priority. Loved for their endless styling opportunities, from bringing the casual element to tailored officewear to the failproof jeans and jumper pairing, the world is your oyster with these closet classics.

We all need fresh style inspiration sometimes so keep scrolling as we’ve curated a list of 6 elevated outfits to wear with your go-to sneakers.

Style Notes: A trench coat and Converse is about as autumnal an outfit as you can get. Style with a high-neck jumper, wide-leg trousers and a handy cross-body, just like Mira, and you’ve championed the cold British weather. 

A timeless essential for those of you with minimalistic wardrobes.

Whether dressing up or down, these sleek sartorial trousers can be paired with so much.

When in doubt, throw on a trench – the epitome of British outerwear.  

Just looking at these makes me feel nostalgic for my youth. 

Style Notes: I always look to Emily for outfit inspiration and somehow she still makes trainers look chic! Pair a sporty-style sneaker with tailored trousers and a crew-neck jumper for that practical yet timeless (and office-ready) look. 

This muted chocolate shade has crept into our autumnal colour palette, and I’m not complaining. 

These jersey tapered-leg trousers are such a staple. 

This cross-body looks so luxe. 

I adore this cat-eye silhouette, especially with its Anagram plaque at the temples. 

Salomon’s bold colourways and active-driven designs have been gaining traction on Instagram recently, they’re definitely a brand to keep a close eye on this year.

Style Notes: Comfort and layer are at the forefront in this blistery weather. Liv lets the shoes do the talking in her off-duty ensemble with her sculpted sneaker silhouette, styled alongside a graphic hoodie and tailored blazer. Smart-casual outfit, tick!

Head to Raey for all your closet staples, trust us.  

This is one to wear on repeat.

I reach for my washed black denim so often, there’s something about them that’s so effortless and easy to style. 

I own a pair of P-6000s myself and I can confirm they’re the comfiest sneakers I’ve tried.

Style Notes: I’m a sucker for an off-duty athleisure look, just like Kim’s here. A chunky trainer pairs effortlessly with seamless leggings, relaxed-fit sweatshirts and a long wool coat – extra points for completing the outfit with a cap.

Tap into ultimate comfort with this cropped terry sweatshirt. 

There’s a reason Spanx leggings are a firm-favourite within the fashion world. 

Owning a Toteme coat is top of my wish list, and I’ve just found the newest addition. 

Since their revival with the iconic 550 style, New Balance trainers are officially sticking around for another season. 

Style Notes: The classic jumper and jeans combination works every. single. time. Harriet’s failproof outfit boasts a pair of faded wide-leg jeans and a cosy roll-neck knit, before accessorising with a ribbed beanie, cat-eye sunnies, and go-to mini bag. 

The ivory hue, semi-sheer design and made from merino wool, what’s not to love?

These wide-leg jeans are a classic that can be worn for years to come. 

We couldn’t not include the sell-out H&M coat.

We can see Jacquemus’ Le Bambimou becoming a cult classic. 

This Ganni beanie will have you channelling true Scandinavian style this winter.

Puma is raising the bar, especially with their offering of chunky “dad” sneakers.

Style Notes: Borislava shows us that Adidas Campus 00’s are still in, as she styles her emerald iteration with a staple white tee and a faded leather jacket. 

An everyday staple. 

We’ve all seen this biker jacket everywhere, no explanation needed. 

Looking to invest in a quality pair of jeans? Frame is where denim dreams are made. 

Undeniably the ‘it’ sneaker brand at the minute, Adidas have been setting trends and providing gems, such as these Campus 00’s. 

Next Up: 6 “Old” Winter Shoe Trends That London Fashion People Will Revive This Year. 

Opening Image: @borislavasekova

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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