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Technical or technicolour. Sock boots or suede slip-ons. Luxe trainers are your solution to weekday and weekend sartorial conundrums. Ladies and gents, these are the three styles to covet.
THE SLIP ONS
What's not to love about slip-on shoes that look super sleek with minimal effort? Not only will they subtly revamp your weekday wardrobe, but we think they should be the building block of your after-work drinks attire.
For him: A trainer-loafer hybrid crafted from supple leather - its slip-on design means it gets an A+ for ease. A pair of these will instantly transform your city uniform into a fashion-forward ensemble when paired with an unstructured linen-blend suit.
For her: Sock stretch-knit trainers are a must-try. Chances are, they'll earn you quizzical looks and lingering stares, but you're bringing bravado back, so keep on. Perfectly straddling the line between dressed up and casual, these trainers are also breathable - they feel like your favourite bed socks and they'll give your look an ultra-modern twist. Wear them with pride and your favourite leather culottes.
THE RETRO REVIVAL
Inspiring street-style enthusiasts and sports savants alike with their simple sporty silhouettes, throwback trainers are an ode to minimalism, just with a modern twist. Take our word for it: they're the casual classics that will stand the test of time.
For him: Sleek all-black Stan Smiths. They're slightly retro, slightly skater, but best of all they'll still be going strong many seasons from now. Wear them with a polo shirt and tapered cotton-gabardine trousers for a crisp city-smart look, changing into a printed cotton jersey T-shirt when you're ready to clock out.
For her: Blush-pink trainers with a thick rubber sole are a chic nod to athleisure and a match made in Instagram heaven. A cropped black blazer paired with a sleeveless jumpsuit will elevate them for the working week, while switching to a ruched shell bomber jacket is what your happy-hour style desires.
THE LOGO PRINT
Yes, logomania is still in full force, so get to know and love these chic pairs you can wear anywhere, at any time, with anything.
For him: A high-top pair with contrast logo-print detailing - look for ones that resemble sleek boxing gloves - is the perfect fusion of fashion and function. They'll pair well with summer tailoring as well as off-duty staples: loose-cut cargo shorts and denim.
For her: A pristine white pair decorated with rainbow stripes will soften a trouser suit or work its magic on a fluted skirt or a summer maxi dress. Polish them with this year's It-accessories: the circle cross-body bag and heavy hoop earrings.
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