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Style Advisor: How To Smarten Up In Trainers

Style Advisor: How To Smarten Up In Trainers

We’re not suggesting you polish your well-worn and much-loved white kicks to the point that they lose those all-important signs of wear and tear. It lends them an authenticity that box fresh sneakers just don’t have. Having said that, trainers are increasingly acceptable formal attire, and that means they have to be neat and tidy. It’s great news for the sneakerheads amongst us, and the perfect excuse to buy yourself a new pair. Here’s how to wear sneakers and look smart at the same time. It’s the dream.


Don’t be a cow boy. Slip-ons are seriously in demand right now. Saint Laurent’s camel pair have been given a mid-western makeover and look slick with Lanvin’s tailored trousers and a decadent blazer.


Fix up and look sharp in a pair of Dsquared2’s zip pocket chinos. Classic without looking tweedy, they’re the perfect partner to Dolce & Gabbana’s navy sneakers and a tailored overcoat.


As trainers go, white low-tops by Givenchy are a perennial favourite. Never out of style, wear with well-cut trousers, a graphic Tee and Neil Barrett’s rebellious biker blazer.


High-tops are a style favourite and have a straight-up street aesthetic. Gucci’s double G canvas lends them a more refined air. Team with a shirt, jumper, blazer and jeans for a look both refined and urban.