The Best Trainers To Dress Up Or Down
Dress codes can be restricting for a stylish man, and now they are seemingly much more difficult to navigate. Comfortable fashion is on the rise, so mixing trainers into your formal outfits can be essential. In my latest article, I will be checking out the best trainers to dress up or down. Read on to find out more.
If you are hunting for a brand-new pair of sneakers, it is crucial you find the right pair that also fits your wardrobe. The perfect shoe should have an equal share of style and comfort, allowing you to venture out on morning walks, evening drinks and everything in between.
With so many pairs of trainers on the market, there are more versatile styles than others (you want that special pair that can fit the office boardroom and the beer garden at your local). Sleek low-tops are best for those tailored looks, yet for casual outfits, it would be best to match with a heritage-inspired high-top for that extra touch of polish (although these, too, can work with the right suit). Once you have decided on an ideal pair, check out marketplaces like Laced.com to make your purchase and level up your footwear collection.
For Tailored Trousers
Once a popular and iconic football shoe, the adidas Gazelle Indoor Orange Peel has reached fashionable status! This sneaker can be paired effortlessly with tailored separates thanks to its minimal aesthetic design. The trusty Gazelle would work great with a pair of fitted tailored trousers for an off-duty vibe, even throwing on a denim jacket for a touch of texture.
Additionally, pairing low-profile trainers (like the adidas Gazelle) with trousers can allow you to achieve a smart-casual chic look. Consider adding tailored outerwear to push your outfit into a formal look. If you wanted something more understated than the Gazelle, check out the adidas Samba for something a little more muted but no-less stylish in the sneaker game.
With summer just on our doorstep, having your feet ready for this season is vital. When dressing for the hotter days, a timeless low-profile sneaker ticks all the boxes of fashion and function. The New Balance 550 White Grey will add a desirable monochromatic vision to your wardrobe with its combination of white finish and subtle grey accents.
The textured New Balance logo sits proudly within the perforated leather side panel. Finally, the standout rubber sole finishes off the shapely silhouette of this shoe. The 550 and its basketball-inspired design will be a great pairing with almost anything you can throw at it, from smart-casual looks all the way up to denim and joggers!
The Air Jordan 1 is an undeniable classic that has stood the test of time and works just as well with a pair of your favourite jeans or a fancy three-piece suit. Michael Jordan’s heritage on the court has influenced the Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Chicago Lost and Found, designed using the infamous Chicago colourway that enforces the status of the basketball legend.
If you want style tips for these sneakers, check out the Air Jordan 1 and Dior collaboration. Kim Jones, the creative director (the man behind the Air Dior), regularly pairs Jordans with unlikely combos of tailored outerwear to great effect. Additionally, check out rap legend Travis Scott in Dior sneakers and shorts get-up.
The Subtle Statement
If you are looking for that ideal all-year-round trainer that pairs with everything in your wardrobe, make room for an all-black pair. The Air Jordan 1 Low OG SP x Travis Scott Black Phantom offers a sleek silhouette that combines streetwear and high-end fashion together seamlessly. The unique variation on the classic Jordan offers a suede overlay with matching stitching for an eye-catching look. Thanks to its low-top design, many outfit possibilities are available, but as we are hitting the summer months, a shorts and t-shirt look would be the best go-to.
What do you think of my sneaker choices to dress up or dress down? Would you wear these or have some other pairs in mind? Let me know in the comments section below.