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Three ways to wear trainers

It’s official: trainers are the new Jimmy Choos. We wear them everywhere, from the office to a night out because they’re the ultimate in versatile style. Chic, comfortable and effortlessly on trend, your trainers are your BFF.

Take your trainers to the office

If you’re planning on wearing trainers to the office, then you need stylish co-ords that work with a flat shoe. This is also a great way to take an iconic trainer and give it a new twist. Keep it smart and preppy with a crisp shirt and your favourite office skirt or a pair of tailored trousers that just kiss the ankle.

Want to take this look from office to casual drinks? Add a smart small bag, big sunnies and a cool T-shirt. You can add an edge to a more girly skirt with a skater shoe like a classic pair of Vans or keep your cool with a pair of Flyknits.

Say yes to the dress

A pair of Stan Smiths or other classic box-fresh white trainers and a casual maxi are a match made in heaven. Whether you prefer print or plain, a bright colour block or a neutral grey maxi dress, adding a pair of super comfortable trainers – classic Converse always look good – adds that edge that takes your look from overdone and cutesy to casual chic.

Try styling your maxi with a layered T-shirt or an oversized sweater, or add a denim or biker jacket for instant urban cool. If you want your trainers to be the focal point of your outfit, opt for an ankle-skimming style or one with a slit that accentuates your footwear. Look for an understated grey maxi dress at AX Paris that you can dress up or down and just add trainers for the ideal finish.

Utility chic

If you’re never seen out of a jumpsuit, style it up with some dad chic trainers. An old school running shoe adds just the right level of street smart to a less formal silhouette or a tailored jumpsuit with a three-quarter trouser.

This utility chic look can take you from a business meeting to dinner while looking like a total fashionista. For a flawless finish add a pair of classic trainers with a tough edge plus a blazer or biker, a clutch and a nonchalant air.