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Selfridges Trend Edit: Trainers

Pretty summer dress? Check. Cute bag? Check. Trainers? Check. When the mercury hits the high 70s, there’s no need to ditch the comfy treads anymore because trainers, sneakers, plimsolls and pumps are the footwear of choice this summer.

Sandals may look cool, but a day in strappy shoes can takes its toll on the tootsies. Blisters and sore feet? No thank you. It’s why many a woman has embraced the trend of pairing a dress with their favourite trainers - it’s high on both style and comfort.

Sam Watts, General Manager of Selfridges Birmingham, said: “It’s great to see the trainer extending its reach beyond being teamed with a pair of jeans or leggings. Whether you’re slipping on a camisole dress, shirt dress or a frilly party dress, more casual footwear can create a playful, sporty look.”

Bring a touch of the California sunshine into your life with this cute, dusty pink minidress (£30) or this fresh, lime green snap-front, stretch-jersey bodycon dress (£25), both from Pacsun - perfect with Dune Edris trainers with spangled star applique trainers (£70) or these Alexander McQueen Runway trainers (£360).
Image of two bodycon dresses by Pacsun, one white trainer from Alexander McQueen and another off white and rose gold star trainer from Dune

L-R Clockwise: Pacsun Dusty Pink Sundress (£30); Dune Rose Gold and Dusty Pink Edris Trainers (£75); Pacsun Jersey Bodycon dress (£25); White Alexander McQueen Runway trainers (£360)

This A-line, Kenzo sleeveless cotton-poplin mini dress is a classic style to don with high tops or chunky trainers. At £325, you’ll be in the pink with this deep fuchsia piece, especially when teamed with the Triple S Balenciaga oversized trainers (£645). Combine this season’s obsession with logos with the Kenzo stretch-cotton dress (£205). This sporty dress, with stitched seams down the front and a scoop neck, is just waiting for the right chunky trainers like these Fila Disruptor ii leather trainers (£79.99).

Image of Hot Pink flared Kenzo mini dress; colourful Triple S Balenciaga oversized trainers, Kenzo black stretch cotton dress and black leather Fila Disruptor 2  trainers

L-R Clockwise: Kenzo sleeveless cotton-poplin mini dress; Triple S Balenciaga oversized trainers (£645); Kenzo stretch-cotton dress (£205); Fila Disruptor ii leather trainers (£79.99)

The Adidas jersey dress (£55) is cut to a slender midi shape with tonal shimmery stripes all around, and has contrasting signature three-stripe panels at the sleeves and a split at the hem. Add to the streetwise look with Adidas Gazelle in black suede and contrast white stripe (£60).

Hong Kong’s Mini Cream comes up trumps again with these square-neck durable cotton overalls (£105) with a subtle branded print at the shoulders. Add a tee and these Comme des Garcons Converse high tops (£115) and you’re good to go.

Image of fitted purple dress, black fitted dress with Kenzo branding, black chunky Fila trainer and black and white Adidas trainer
L-R Clockwise: Adidas jersey dress (£55); Adidas Gazelle trainer (£60); Mini Cream square neck durable cotton overalls (£105); Comme des Garcons Converse high tops (£115)

There’s no need to restrict trainers to sporty dresses - they also look super-cool with a pretty summer dress. 

Danish brand Ganni has created a summery seeksucker mini dress, which is loose fitting and framed by puffed sleeves (£170). Perfect for the park, shopping, or a picnic, just add a hat and these All Saints Isha leather trainers (£108).
The Lou Lou mini dress from Faithfull The Brand (£135) is made for summer, with its lightweight rayon and floral print. Pair with Karen Millen knitted trainers (£75)  and a choker.

Image of check dress, white trainer shoe, mint summer dress and white trainer
L-R Clockwise: Ganni seeksucker mini dress (£170); All Saints Isha leather trainers (£108); Faithful The Brand Lou Lou mini dress (£135); Karen Millen knitted trainers (£75)

Stella McCartney’s silk-blend mini dress (£1625) is shaped with drawstring shoulders for a custom fit and is sleeveless for the warmest of days. A pair of statement earrings and a pair of Dune Ellex embellished sock-fit trainers (£85) are all you need to complete the look. Victoria Beckham’s crepe dress in vibrant abstract florals (£360) sets the mood for summer, with its sleeveless silhouette and thigh-skimming flared skirt with sculpted ruffles. Adidas Stan Smith trainers (£74.99) make this the perfect day time look - just swap for strappy sandals to head out for cocktails. 

Image of black and white draped dress, black and white sock trainer, blue and green floral crepe dress and white and green Stan Smith trainer
L-R clockwise: Stella McCartney silk-blend mini dress (£1625); Dune Ellex embellished sock-fit trainers (£85); Victoria Beckham crepe dress (£360); Adidas Stan Smith trainers (£74.99)

Discover this and more in store today. 

Looking for someone to help with more styling from the professionals? Book an appointment with the Selfridges Personal Shopper team. 

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