Photographer: Carolyn Barber

SNEAKERS: VERSATILE, TIMELESS, COOL

White sneakers are the perfect partner to chinos, jeans and even a suit (yes, really)

A white crew-neck T-shirt. Smart navy chinos. A grey cashmere knit. All classics that go with pretty much everything. But the one closet hero I keep coming back to over and over is a pair of simple white sneakers. When I wake up devoid of outfit inspiration, I always know that, whatever I pick, my trusty sneakers will invariably work. All season long I’ll be kicking about in this retro style, wearing them with slim-fitting pants and smart jeans. Worn with no-show socks, they’ll quickly become your go-to style, particularly with your more casual looks, but trust me, they’re so versatile even a sharply cut suit in deep navy will get a different spin when combined with these sneakers.

This RETRO style also comes in grey and navy colour combos