Norwich, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 10, 2009 -- â¢ Choose a classic. After all, they're classic for a reason! You can't beat a pair of Converse All Stars. The great thing about these trainers is that you can wear them casually with jeans, or make a smarter outfit more edgy. You can also show off a bit of your personality and brighten up an outfit by choosing a colourful pair.
â¢ Show off your ankles. It's the 'in thing' to do at the moment and lots of models have been seen on the catwalks sporting the rolled-up trouser look. Just make sure you're modelling a clean and stylish pair of trainers!
â¢ Do dress for the occasion. It's now far more acceptable for trainers to be worn away from the gym and the playing field. As long as you've chosen the right pair, you'll be able to direct a conservative look into something more comfortable and stylish. However, do bear in mind that trainers won't be suitable for every occasion!
â¢ Buy at least two pairs. If you have an active lifestyle, you should have one pair that you use for exercise that you keep far away from your everyday wardrobe. Basketball style high-tops have come into fashion lately, but this is a style that looks best on young men and teenagers. If you wear them for sport then that's fair enough, just make sure you have a smarter and more appropriate pair for other occasions.
â¢ Don't have your socks on show. Socks and sandals may be popular with designers at the moment, but it's a difficult look to wear well. It doesn't matter whether they're ankle or knee-length, socks just don't look good with trainers so opt for a pair of low cut 'invisible' or 'secret' socks that won't be seen. This is especially important if you're going to try the rolled-up trouser look; you want attention directed to your shoes, not your socks.
â¢ Keep it simple. They may look nice on the shelf but trainers that are covered in elaborate designs just won't look good when you're actually wearing them. If you want to insert some colour, you can get a pair of Converse All Stars in just about every colour possible, and this block of colour will look much better than crazy designs.