Guest posts Shopping Guide | November 1st 2017

The ultimate trainer guide with Lizzy Hadfield

Personal fashion blogger Lizzy Hadfield of ShotFromTheStreet  is back on the blog with another guide but this time it’s to share her styling tips for this season’s causal go to trainers. 

Lizzy Hadfield Trainers Guide

I think we all need a good pair of trainers in our wardrobes, or even five! The world of trainers is an intense one, with so much choice from so many huge brands and shops, and new styles being released all the time. I tend to gravitate to the classics, and once I have found a pair I love I wear them relentlessly. Nothing beats a shoe that is both comfortable and stylish, so here are some styling ideas for five pairs that tick both of those boxes.


Stan Smiths

Stan Smiths trainers

 The ultimate classic trainer – the Stan Smith. I will always love this style of trainer, the minimalistic design really means you can wear them with anything but I love how easy they are to dress up a little bit. Either with a dress, or some statement trousers – they perfectly add in an element of effortlessness into an outfit. They also last a lifetime, I have had mine for years and still wear them all of the time and they honestly get even better with age.

adidas Originals White And Grey Stan Smith Trainers, £75 at Schuh.



Converse trainers

 I have been wearing converse since I was around 12 years old. I still remember my first ever pair, which were bright pink low top ones. Nowadays my go-to ones are the black high tops which I wear at least once a week. They look insane with straight leg jeans, but for a transitional look they are great with bare legs. I find the high tops paired with a mini skirt to be awkward but in a really, really good way. The high top with the short hem line is a fun play with proportions, and I have been making the most of this combination while the weather permits. 

Converse All Star High Top Black Trainers, £55 at Asos.



Vans trainers

 This sort of outfit is my dream day to day look. This is something I reach for on the days I feel like I have got nothing to wear, and it is something that always makes me feel great. Vans Old Skool are the sort of trainer so good you need them in more than one colour! They look amazing with any style of denim, and I love to wear a blazer with mine to add some smartness into what otherwise would be a really casual look.

Vans Suede Old Skool Trainers In Grey With Gum Sole, £57 at Asos.



Nike trainers I sometimes find really sporty trainers like this can be a little trickier to style up. For me, the best option is to go for some androgyny. Definitely focusing on combinations inspired by Scandinavian style with some amazing tailored trousers and an oversized shirt. It nods to workwear, which is juxtaposed by the super sporty vibes of the trainers.

Nike Air Max 97 Ultra Trainers In Black, £140 at Office.



Reebok Trainers

 My love for these has been inspired by a recent trip to Copenhagen where I saw so many girls looking amazing in floaty maxi dresses or skirts and some really retro trainers. These Reebok ones are perfect for that, and styling them with something floaty and girly is the perfect combination. I would go for a floral dress now, and then a midi skirt and turtleneck in the Winter.

Reebok Classic Leather Trainers In White, £65 at Asos.


All of the items from Lizzy’s trainer guide are available to Click & Collect to your nearest CollectPlus point. And if they’re not quite right, just return them using our simple Returns process.

Illustrations © Emma Jones

November 1st 2017 - by @CollectPlus