How to Wear the Donnie Trainer

Of all the trainer trends on offer this season, the minimalist is by far the easiest to style. As the name suggests, it has a sleek, pared-back aesthetic, perfectly summed up by Kurt Geiger London’s Donnie, a best-selling style that has proved so popular since its launch there have been multiple re-stocks and the addition of new colourways. What we’d call the ‘essential’ trainer, you’ll find a colour and finish to suit any look. Here’s all the inspiration you need on how to wear yours…

As dress codes become ever more flexible, trainers filter into work and special occasion wardrobes. Donnie lends itself particularly well to smarter situations thanks to discreet styling and a streamlined design. If it’s your first foray into trainers for the office or a swanky event, black leather is the way to go, just make sure your suiting is of a similarly dark hue. For occasions that don’t require the full suit’n’tie, try checked trousers with a merino roll neck. Donnie’s grey nubuck incarnation is equally sleek, and looks great worn with tonal tailoring.

Going from office to dinner or got a boozy brunch that’s likely to go on into the night? The navy suede and classic white Donnie both strike the perfect smart/casual balance. Team with cotton twill tailored trousers and a textured jumper or Grandad collar shirt for an outfit with 24/7 potential. Finish the look with a lightweight overcoat, or, when the weather gets warmer, a blouson jacket or cotton blazer.

In a very on-point shade of millennial pink, these candy coloured Donnie’s make a great weekend option. Let the colour pop against grey marl skinny fit joggers and a classic white crew neck tee then add a denim shirt worn open, jacket style, on top. Pink Donnie will instantly lift an all-black outfit, but if you want to add in another hit of colour, try with khaki chinos. Denim-wise, deep indigo is the street style wash of choice for pairing with pink sneaks.

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