It doesn’t get more classic than a pair of Stan Smith trainers – wear them with everything from a suit to a ballgown for a can’t-go-wrong look



We love these trainers because even though they go with everything, there’s something fun about them that adds to your outfit


Common Projects£290

This is the trainer we’d wear with the simplest, pared-back outfit – it’s the ideal accompaniment to a white t-shirt and tailored trousers


New Balance£64.99

The classic all-American running shoe, these have seamlessly transitioned into one of the best fashion accessories. Nothing beats these in terms of comfort and style


Commes des Garçons£102

Two of the Wardrobe ICONS team have these, and for good reason. This collaboration between the cult Japanese label Commes des Garçons and the classic American sneaker brand Converse is trainer heaven


Isabel Marant Étoile£265

The fashion version of everyone’s favourite trainer style, they’ll add polish to whatever outfit you pair them with


Saint Laurent£345

We like to think of these as the perfect shoe for a trainer-phobe – they’re so pretty you almost forget you’re wearing practical shoes



These 1980s classics are fast becoming the new go-to fashion trainer, and a great summer option



New brand Veja is made from sustainable leather and rubber from the rainforests of Brazil, so you can enjoy these with a clear conscience. Plus one of our favourite cover girls, Lucy Williams, is a fan, so you know you’re in good company


Golden Goose Deluxe Brand£280

Laura has these on her wishlist this season, and we can see why. With just the right amount of distressing, these guys have perfected the lived-in look so they’ll slot effortlessly into your wardrobe

Hottest Trainers

Trainers haven’t been just for going to the gym and running errands for a while now, but these new fashion sneakers are raising the bar even higher. Even though each of us has a favourite style, whether it’s a classic 80s look or an of-the-moment Gucci design, there’s one thing we can all agree on – trainers are a true icon in our wardrobes.

By Phoebe Roche