The new alpha-wear of the style set? Plain trainers – ideal for the school run, the office or weekends. Make them your go-to footwear, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton
If last summer’s fashion fad was the so-dull-they’re-chic pool slides, this year’s trophy shoe of choice is, believe it or not, the humble trainer. You only have to look at the fashionable front row, street-style stars and off-duty models: trainers are officially the new stilettos. And the plainer the better, thanks to the style phenomenon that is ‘normcore’ (standing out by blending in). Team this white pair with slick tailoring for a work-appropriate spin (they look particularly good with cropped trousers) or style them with a Seventies A-line denim skirt and white shirt for an effortless weekend look.