In need of style inspiration? Discover how to dress this year’s hottest shoe trend four ways
Words Joy Montgomery
All hail Stan Smiths: the biggest comeback in the fashion world since drainpipe jeans. Arriving with the fashion epoch-shaping look that is athleisure, these white trainers were originally created as a sports shoe and were named after the American tennis player.
After the entire editorial staff of Vogue sported (sorry) the look at fashion week – paired with everything from leather trousers to crisp tailored shirts – Stan Smiths secured their place in the capsule wardrobe of every street styler, fashion-lover and trend-conscious teen across the country. With their chameleon-like ability to adapt to any ensemble, Stan Smiths are the affordable investment which will give good returns in years to come.
In need of inspiration? We’ve rounded up four of the best ways to wear your kicks for 2017. Never has fashion been so functional(ish)…
Khaki culottes are a sure-fire way to boost the fashion credentials of your wardrobe this season, with the shorter length offering that flash of ankle needed to make Stan Smiths stand-out. These T by Alexander Wang twill culottes simply require a classic black crew neck jumper and chic bag to shine.
The joy of Stan Smiths circa 2017 is that no outfit combination is off-limits. Maje’s flowing winter florals are made instantly street-savvy with a pair of white trainers – especially when toughened-up with a leather biker and backpack.
Toting throwback trainers? Why not grab in a retro slogan tee while you’re at it? Tuck this sporty Adidas baseball tee into a pair of bleached mom jeans and throw on an oversized cardi for full ’80s nostalgia with a AW16 twist.
Tailored trousers and Stan Smiths were 2016’s favourite style pairing. Reflecting the current trend for juxtaposing smart with sporty and high fashion with low, all this look needs is a heritage blazer and simple knit to exude effortless chic.