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 uterque.com
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 net-a-porter.com
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