Ode to the White Sneaker

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We're celebrating the understated excellence of box-fresh trainers.

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Take notes, because the humble white trainer - we're partial to the low-top pebbled leather style - is here to boost whatever you wear. Let us show you three ways to style this casual staple.

1.

CLEAN-LINED AND COOL

Keep your look clean, minimal and, above all, white. Yes, head-to-toe white is on-trend, but it's also undeniably fresh. A win-win in our books.

For Him: Complement an off-white pinstripe suit with leather trainers on smart-casual occasions. And for days off, a white short-sleeved linen shirt with distressed denim - in, you guessed it, white - will keep you looking cool on sun-soaked days.

For Her: A white button-embellished crêpe jumpsuit is a weekday winner when dressed down with white trainers. Add porcelain-white accessories - think a pearl headband or a white satin hairclip - for an edgy but feminine finish. And for an off-duty look, go for denim-on-denim with a twist: pair white skinny jeans with a white denim jacket layered over a Breton T-shirt.

2.

MODERN MUSING

From checks to 80s power dressing, white trainers are the perfect way to temper the latest trends.

For Him: Break out of your off-duty style rut by teaming cropped embroidered trousers with a slim-fit silk trainer. And go sockless with your white trainers: it will add a dose of casual-cool to the look. For the office, try pairing an Oxford shirt with checked trousers and a classic camel trench coat.

For Her: Go for high-rise trousers that boast a streamlined, wide-leg fit. They'll lengthen your legs and just skim the trainers (are you wearing loafers, pointed-toe flats or pumps? No one will ever know) and instantly elevate your nine-to-five look. For outerwear, think a deconstructed blazer or safari jacket.

3.

TECHNICOLOUR DREAMING

Now is not the time to scrimp on personality. Go bold or go home, because everything is better when it's super bright.

For Him: Stay on-trend with a logo-print bomber jacket layered over a crew-neck T-shirt and floral-print twill shorts to finish. Fluorescent-yellow argyle socks will finish off the look nicely. For an equally head-turning weekday look, a millennial-pink blazer layered over a crisp white shirt will contrast your bleached-white trainers perfectly.

For Her: Don't be afraid to play with pastels and Crayola hues. Dress down hot-pink satin trousers with white trainers, giving them a technicolour boost with rainbow laces. And for a laid-back after-dark look, casually style a silk mustard slip dress with your white lace-ups for effortless ease.

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