27 Outfits That Look 10/10 Styled With Trainers

Gone are the days when trainers were solely reserved for athletic endeavours (read: the walk from the station to the office). Over the past few years, sneakers have broken free from their gym-bag bounds and have taken on new sartorial meaning.

It all started when Adidas Stan Smiths became part of the It-girl uniform. Then Vans proved to be all the rage. Fast-forward a few seasons and we had the pared-back likes of Veja and Superga to obsess over. Most recently, though, "dad" trainers have been clogging up our Instagram feeds—something that looks set to continue the further into 2019 we find ourselves.

Regardless of which trainer style you've pledged your allegiance to, there's one thing we can all agree on: We're so glad trainers are here to stay. However, their styling potential goes way beyond the jeans-and-jumper combination we're guilty of sticking to, which is why we've tracked down a bounty of outfit ideas from our favourite bloggers.

From dresses and cardigans to skirts and camel coats, keep scrolling to discover 27 outfits to wear with trainers that still look incredibly chic.

#1: Checked Blazer + Band Tee
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Tamu pairs hers with a checked blazer and a band tee.

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@tamumcpherson

Throw in bleach denim to complete the L.A. cool mood. Suitcase optional. 

#2: All White
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Vanessa Wong in white with Vans.

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@thehautepursuit

Black trainers make for an excellent contrast to an all-white ensemble. 

#3: Dungarees + Statement Accessories
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Megan Ellaby in a tartan jumpsuit and Vans.

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@meganellaby

Make like Megan and work three statement prints into the one look. 

#4: Floral Maxi + Pretty Pouch
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Emili Sindlev in a pink floral dress.

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@emilisindlev

Floor-skimming frocks always look great with white kicks. 

#5: Grey Cardi + Frayed Jeans
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Alex Steadman in a grey cardigan and frayed jeans.

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@thefrugality

The Frugality keeps things low-key with this casual ensemble. 

#6: Teddy Coats + Extra Helpings of Sass
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Ada Oguntodu in a teddy coat and split-front skirt.

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@ada_oguntodu

Could Ada look more incredible? We love the effort she's put into her laces, too. 

#7: Cotton Midi + Oversized Blazer
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Alexis Foreman wears hers with a yellow midi skirt.

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@stylememos

Alexis gives us a master class in wearing trainers with summery skirts, while her sized-up blazer makes this look appropriate for the cooler months, too. 

#8: Grey Coat + Roll Neck
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Brittany Bathgate in a grey pea coat.

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@brittanybathgate

For a chilly day, bundle up in a grey coat and roll-neck, letting your box-fresh kicks give your attire a refresh.

#9: Maxi Coat + Statement Strides
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Melody Trend in a maxi coat and checked trousers,

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@frntr0w

Offset a fancy maxi coat with a pair of chunky trainers. For extra fash points, throw in some standout strides. 

#10: All Black
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Jeanette Friis Madsen in all-black.

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@_jeanettemadsen_

Jeanette knows the easiest way to make an all-black outfit feel 2019 is with a pair of chunky sneaks. 

#11: Checked Midi + Colour-Pop Bag
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Tine Andreaa in a checked midi dress and yellow bag.

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@tineandreaa

That checked dress (or five) you invested in last season? They'll look the part with trainers as well as boots. 

#12: Party Top + Sequin Skirts
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Freddie Harrel in a sequin skirt and party top.

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@freddieharrel

Trainers provide the perfect antidote to feeling overdressed. 

#13: Pastel Knit + High-Waist Jeans
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Camille Charriere and a friend in pastel knits and high waist jeans.

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@camillecharriere

There's something very Dirty Dancing about this look, particularly when it's paired with white tennis shoes. 

#14: Animal Print + Leather
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Lucy Williams in printed trousers and a leather biker jacket.

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@lucywilliams02

Lucy's tiger-stripe trousers and leather biker combination are made even edgier with her choice of footwear. 

#15: Preppy Pinafore + Mesh Top
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: ASOS' Lesley wears a pinafore dress and mesh top.

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@asos_lesley

We're seeing mesh tops everywhere right now, so it makes sense to match them with other '90s must-haves: pinafore dresses and chunky pastel trainers. 

#16: Neutral Layers
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Anne-Miek Kessels wears white kicks with neutral layers.

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@modedamour

A camel coat is one of the most timeless things you'll ever own. Give it an edgy overhaul with stacked-sole sneaks and wide-leg trousers. 

#17: Printed Co-ord
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Danielle Vanier in a printed co-ord.

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@daniellevanier

Danielle neutralises the busy print of her two-piece with whiter-than-snow trainers. 

#18: Grey Knit + Checked Trousers
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Paloma Elsesser in pastel strides and a grey knit.

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@palomija

It seems checked trousers and statement kicks go hand in hand. 

#19: Bright Puffer + Preppy Polo
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Bianca Valle in a bright puffer and polo neck.

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@vbiancav

Up the retro vibe with colourful sneaks. 

#20: Sweater + Slip Skirt
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Monikh Dale in a slip skirt and trainers.

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@monikh

Of course, Topshop's slip skirt also looks good with trainers. 

#21: Slouchy Trousers + Jumper
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Pernille in slouchy trousers and an oversized knit.

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@pernilleteisbaek

Wide-leg strides will always look effortless when styled with a pair of Converse—the grubbier the better. 

#22: Tea Dress + Elegant Arm Candy
Outfits to Wear With Trainers:  Eni in a printed tea dress.

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@eniswardrobe

Trainers and Chanel is a vibe. 

#23: Basic Black Knit + Miniskirt
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Lizzy Hadfield in a checked mini skirt and black jumper.

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@shotfromthestreet

This look will forever be It-girl uniform. 

#24: Trench Coat + Pop of Red
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Erica Davies with Alexis Foreman in matching coats.

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@erica_davies

In Erica Davies we trust to give us the chicest trainer outfit imaginable. 

#25: Leopard Print + White Denim
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: ASOS' Lotte in a pair of white jeans and a leopard print coat.

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@asos_lotte

Lift the look with a bright accessory. 

#26: Balloon Dress + Dainty Bag
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Camille Charriere in an oversized dress and dainty bag,

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@camillecharriere

Trainers look fantastic in this play on proportions. 

#27: Zebra Print + Bright Hues
Outfits to Wear With Trainers: Slip Into Style's Ellie in a zebra coat and blue trousers.

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@slipintostyle

Ellie uses grey trainers to offset the rest of her extra ensemble, ensuring her look stays on the right side of OTT.