Trainers + dress = my daily staple look (bit trickier while I’m breastfeeding, but I make do – skirts are a great option right now as they provide easier access).

But I know quite a few of my readers and personal styling clients struggle with how to nail this look, so here are a few of my key tips to help you rock this look too!

Get the look: Postie+ dress $25 (in store only) | Ziera “Pamela” trainers in fog $249.95

Tip # 1 – Start with the right trainer

A good trainer will go with almost anything, but don’t just throw on any old running shoe. Look for something a little more elevated than your standard canvas type.

I love these leather trainers that the lovely team at Ziera Shoes sent me to test drive. They have great support inside, as well as looking awesome on the outside!

The soft grey colour is a great neutral for all skintones, and they won’t show the dirt as much as white and the leather is easy to wipe clean.

Tip # 2 – Get the hem length right

Because you’re wearing a flat shoe, the length of the skirt or dress can play a part in how it looks.

I either go for a midi length to draw attention to your ankle (this works well for skirts) or a mini length above the knee to show off your legs.

Tip #3 – Contrast with feminine clothes

Get the Look: Supre tee | H&M skirt | Ziera “Pamela” trainers in fog $249.95

Because trainers can have a bulky feeling and look quite masculine, you will need to contrast that with something quite feminine on top.

Ruffles, a floral print, or even a tutu are a great way to add some femininity to this look.

Another reason I love these Ziera trainers is the zip detail – it gives the trainer a slightly more edgy feel, which again works well with the girly dress or skirt.

This is such an easy and fun look to rock everyday for Spring, and great for that “smart/casual” style that we are all trying to achieve.

So with winter ending and spring being here, it’s time to step out of your jeans, and into a skirt or dress and try wearing them with some of your fave trainers!

Style Challenge!

Ok now it’s your turn! Head over to Instagram and snap an pic of your “trainer style” and make sure you tag me in the look @chasingcait_stylecoach

Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always

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