How to pull off trainers, when you’re not hitting the gym!

There’s a fine line between wearing trainers outside of the gym and managing to look cool and casual, and wearing them and looking like you’re stepping out of the Jeremy Kyle studio. Sportswear has become more of a style statement over the last few years, mainly due to the rise of the sports luxe trend, championed by some of the biggest fashion brands and of course, Kanye West. If you’re wanting to wear your new sneaks outside of the gym but want to ensure you still look stylish, here are our top tips for taking the first step.

Sleek and Stylish

The easiest way to incorporate sportswear into your day to day ensemble is to keep it subtle. Many of the major sports brands have worked hard to create trainers that are both practical and stylish, sticking to neutral shades that you can pair with your typical casual wear. We’ve picked out our top picks for those looking for sleek sportswear that won’t look out of place in a pub or even a restaurant

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Make a Statement

If you prefer leaving subtlety at the door, why not go to the other end of the spectrum and make your trainers the focal point of your outfit. A standout design or block colour will ensure that your footwear really does make a statement, especially if you keep everything else simple. We love these bold, bright designs.

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The Big Picture

It’s important to ensure that you are wearing the right clothing to accompany your sportswear, a smart pair of jeans is typically your best bet when making the transition, but how can you ensure that you’re still on trend? A rolled up hem is a great way to add modern styling to your outfit, plus it will help show off your footwear and can make a real difference in the overall outfit aesthetic.  Darker denim tones do tend to work best, especially if you are heading out to a social event – check out the latest additions to the Edwin range for some inspiration.

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