Whether you call them sneakers, kicks or gym shoes, trainers have never been so fashionable. While many of us associate them with working out or playing sports, they have become a must-have item all fashionistas need to own. In recent years, the fashion industry has realized that trainers are more than just practical footwear. As well as being more comfortable to walk in, they can add interest and create a more laid back feel. From Nike SB’s to classic Chuck Taylor All Stars, there is more choice now than ever before. Here are some simple ways that trainers can help you up your fashion game.
They can add color and pattern
While we commonly associate trainers with men, there are thousands of styles on offer for women too. With brands such as Vans Shoes and NIKE offering more feminine colors, style and patterns, you don’t have to stick to boring black. These fun and bold designs can transform a plain outfit instantly by adding a pop of color or an intricate pattern. A t-shirt and jeans combination can be given a new lease of life by a red or gold pair of trainers. You can wear a geometric shift dress with a complementary patterned pair of slip-ons. Florals, geometric and even Disney characters have been featured on women’s trainers in recent years. So not matter what your style, your personality can shine through.
They can dress down an outfit
We’ve all experienced occasions when we want to look smart but don’t want to wear heels. Trainers have the ability to create a smart casual look that is perfect for the office or a date night. You can wear a tight fitted pencil skirt with a stylish pair of skate shoes. Or team a pair of wide legged trousers with a pair of Converse. Even some brides have opted for trainers to make their wedding dress seem less formal. It’s vital to keep your trainers beautifully clean and spotless to create a fashionable laid back vibe. Otherwise, you may just look lazy.
They can make you look taller
A rule of thumb to follow when wearing trainers with trousers is to roll up the hems. This will not only let everyone see your new trainers more clearly but will also expose your ankles. This clever trick can be used to give the appearances of added height while also creating a more chic look. Turning up your jeans or trousers can also help you to look slimmer. There is also another way that trainers can make you look taller. Some women’s trainers designers have found a way to add a concealed wedge heel into the shoe. Resulting in a high-heel effect that looks and feels like you are wearing something much flatter.
No matter what style or personality you have, there is a pair of trainers out there to suit. Experiment with what you wear them with. You’ll be surprised how versatile they can be and the new outfits you can create. Just make sure that you get the perfect size possible for maximum comfort.