The combination of trainers and trousers for some is an absolute no-go, but for those who feel this is a fashion faux-pas it is definitely time to re-think! The rise of sports-lux (sportswear classics re-designed with a smarter-feel) over the past few seasons, has led to a new styling trend all together – sports-smart… yes, it is a thing. Trainers and trousers is definitely this season’s number one combo and is one that we are a big fan of. Have a read through this guide to find out how to get it right.


The Right Choice

When it comes to combining trainers with trousers the key is to choose wisely. When it comes to your trousers it is essential you opt for a slim fit, chino trousers are the easiest to pull off with trainers for a clean, smart casual look, but if you want to make more of a style statement, slim fit formal trousers that are textured or subtly patterned look great with trainers too. When it comes to choosing your trainers, go for a classic low-rise shape with a clean, simplistic design – these Adidas Original Stan Smith White & Green Trainers are the perfect example of the ideal ‘trouser trainer’.


Featured above: BOSS Orange Terris 1 Grey Marl Slim Fit Sweater, Lacoste White Crew Neck Pima Cotton T-Shirt, BOSS Rice3-D Khaki Slim Fit Chinos, Adidas Originals Stan Smith White & Green Trainers

Wear It With…

Once you’ve got your trainer and trouser combo right, you want to make sure you’re finishing off your look in the right way too. When it comes to your top half, keeping it relatively smart is the way to go. A white short-sleeve shirt or oxford shirt makes for the perfect trainer/trouser companion but you can play around with other smart-casuals too, such as casual blazers, knitwear and plain tees. The key to this overall look is keeping it clean – simplistic designs and fresh subtle colours with an overall smart and modern feel.


Featured above: Woolrich Navy Pique Blazer, HUGO Elpasolo White Short Sleeve Slim Fit Shirt, BOSS Bricks Charcoal Grey Textured Slim Fit Trousers, BOSS Two Pack Black & Grey Socks, Polo Ralph Lauren Jermain Newport Navy Suede Trainers