How to Wear White Trainers

Written by: Eleanor Richards | October 20, 2016.

white trainersWhite trainers are a fashion must-have for thousands of men. They’re very popular amongst younger men, but that doesn’t mean men of the older generation can’t also pull them off.

The trick with white trainers is knowing what to wear them with. They’re a very eye-catching piece of footwear, and will be something that people instantly recognise about your outfit. Therefore, Mainline Menswear is here to give you a few tips on how to wear white trainers with style.

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White trainers work perfectly as a signature item. They’re clean, fresh and when worn with black jeans create a fabulous contrast. Choose a pair of slim, skinny or tapered black jeans, which finish just above the ankle, leaving a little bit of bare skin showing above your trainers.

This acts as a buffer, so when someone is looking at your outfit, they see both your jeans and trainers as separate items, rather than them merging into one. The white trainers themselves should be kept as clean as possible, in order to avoid them becoming your ‘dirty grey trainers’.

Whether you choose a chunkier trainer like Nike or Adidas, or a smaller silhouette like a pair of Converse, the same rules apply. These trainers will be the focal point of your outfit, so try not to go too over the top with the rest of your accessories.

Add a subtle logo t-shirt and stylish bomber jacket to complete your look. You may feel like your outfit is understated, but trust us; the trainers will carry it to a whole new level.


Now you know what to wear with your trainers, you need to figure out which specific style of trainer is best suited to you.

The first option to choose from is something like Nike Air Max. These trainers are entirely white, from the laces to the upper to the sole – meaning the stitching is the only thing that creates texture on the shoe. They have a quite chunky appearance, so are more noticeable that many other styles of trainer, meaning you’ll have to wear them with confidence.

If you’re in the market for a pair of white trainers to wear on a night out, or want to get noticed on a date, these are the perfect choice for you.

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The complete opposite to the Nike’s, are these Converse Chuck Taylor’s. They are the definition of a subtle trainer; very low-rise, with an almost plimsoll-like design.

Converse trainers are the ideal choice for everyday wear. You can pair them with almost anything to go out for dinner, drinks, catch up with friends at home or just throw them on to add a bit of style to your Sunday-shopping outfit.

Whatever pair of white trainers you choose, always remember that they will get your outfit more widely recognised. However, if you know how to wear them well, this won’t be a bad thing. Mainline Menswear stocks hundreds of pairs of trainers, so you can definitely find the right pair to suit your style. Visit our website here to browse our extensive range of stock.



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