Fashion: Is it acceptable to wear trainers to work? Try these ones for size
Nervous about wearing sneakers in the office? Here are our top tips:
:: Trainers made out of canvas or knit are less likely to look formal, so start out with leather or suede-look sneakers.
:: Stick to block colours, like whites or blacks, to keep your outfit looking crisp.
:: Statement colours like metallic trainers in gold or silver work well – they make it clear you've made a fashion choice, and aren't just wearing any old pair of gym shoes.
:: Whatever you choose, keep them looking clean and fresh. Bright white laces can make the world of difference. Don't be tempted to put your shoes in the washing machine – sponge off any marks with lukewarm soapy water. If you're feeling particularly dedicated, try Crep Protect Spray, £9.99, to keep them pristine.
Here are three solid styles to try out...
1 River Island white mesh side panel lace-up trainers, £25
2 H&M black trainers, £29.99
3 LK Bennett Jana Trainers, £69 reduced from £150, John Lewis