The Solution To Transitional Dressing? White Trainers

Before I discovered the virtues of white trainers, denim used to be my answer to the conundrum of transitional dressing. But I wear jeans less often these days, preferring the fluidity, comfort and ease of culottes and wide-leg trousers. In the past, this would have presented me with a footwear issue on a beautiful warm, sunny, early spring day like today – black boots look too heavy and bulky, but open-toe shoes feel much too premature. The solution? White trainers of course. They offer an instant refresh to smart trousers, imbuing them with a kind of casual cool that suggests a less uptight, more relaxed vibe perfect for spring/summer. Here are some of the best white trainers available now.

These embroidered trainers from online retailer Uterque offer a punch of added personality in the form of the floral detailing.

Embroidered sneakers, €110 at

For those of you who prefer absolute minimalism, these Cos trainers are stunning in their simplicity.

Slip-on leather sneakers, €89 at Cos

I love the texture that the crinkled leather brings to these Balenciaga trainers, plus the warm shade of vanilla, which offers a suit point of difference.

Crinkled leather sneakers, Balenciaga, €395 at 

Again, these Zara trainers offer added texture with their woven sole. The raffia detailing brings a nicely nautical vibe also.

Contrast sole sneaker, €49.95 at Zara

I’m a big fan of velcro straps on trainers – laces can be a bit fussy – so these & Other Stories really appeal.

Scratch strap leather sneaker, €89 at & Other Stories

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