6 Easy Outfits Londoners Will Be Wearing With Trainers This Autumn

The time has come to start pinning down those key autumn buys. As the leaves turn to shades of copper and rust, our wardrobes are preparing to undergo an equivalent transformation. There’s plenty to consider as you build a refreshed outfit repertoire, but today, we’re focusing on one item that’s already leading the footwear brigade: trainers.

They were everywhere during the summer months, but all signs are pointing to trainers sticking around for the new season. A purely sporty shoe no more, low-top kicks are regularly sighted alongside ankle-grazing dresses, luxury tailoring and simple jeans-and-jumper looks. Is there a shoe more versatile than the humble trainer? We think not.

No one knows this to be true like the London fashion set. Mere days into autumn, we’ve already been treated to a parade of enviable ensembles from our most trusted London influencers. Showcasing both fresh trends and perennial classics, the capital’s style-savvy coterie is committed to grounding their outfits with Adidas Sambas and the like. Lug-soled loafers and cowboy boots get a look-in, too, but there’s no denying that trainers are widely considered a modern-day must-have. 

Of all the outfits on show, we’ve pulled out six that feel just right for the season ahead. Check them out below, along with the items you’ll need to re-create your favourites.

Style Notes: Knitted dress season is upon us. Hallelujah! This easy all-in-one outfit goes with everything from chunky loafers to sleek ankle boots, but colourful trainers give it a casual spin.

This warm beige shade will go with whatever colour trainers you choose.

Dragon Diffusion bags might be a summer sell-out, but the leather fabrication means you can carry them into autumn too.

*Obsessed* with this new colour from Adidas.

Style Notes: A black blazer is a non-negotiable once we enter the autumn months. On dry days, juxtapose this smart staple with bright white sneakers and blue denim. The perfect throw-on transitional look.

Arket makes the best blazers on the high street, hands down.

This particular cut comes in five different washes.

If you need a roomy new home for your on-the-go essentials, look no further.

These will never go out of style.

Style Notes: Take the first sign of browning leaves as your cue to pull out your cosiest knitwear. This cardigan-and-midi-skirt pairing is exactly the kind of outfit you can rely on day-to-day—if you can get your hands on these Sambas before they sell out again.

You can’t go wrong with COS basics.

£20 for a cardigan that will go with literally everything? I’m sold.

Chic, chic, chic.

Grab them while you can, because we have a feeling they’re already selling down fast.

Style Notes: Often we associate colder weather with darker hues, but this cream ensemble feels fresh and sophisticated. When the temperature dips, simply toss on a biker jacket.

This lightweight knit is ideal for the between-seasons weather.

We’ll never stop talking about how good these trousers are.

When in doubt, a monochrome trainer is a fail-safe choice.

Style Notes: We’re all for finding ways to take your summer essentials into autumn—thanks to Liv, we now know a trench coat and trainers is all we need to make our gingham dresses cold-weather-ready.

You’ll live in this all autumn long.

Protect your eyes from that Indian summer sun.

Even ASOS has recognised that this dress was made to be worn with trainers.

Red is a key colour trend this season.

Style Notes: Hopefully this is a look you can re-create using pieces you already own. A jumper and jeans form the basis of a reliable autumn uniform; add in some retro-style sneakers and the result is effortlessly cool.

Wear on its own now, layer over a turtleneck later.

An influencer favourite.

High-quality denim you can depend on.

This shade will look so expensive styled with camel. 

Next Up: From Chunky Loafers to Mary Janes, These Flat Shoes Are Perfect For Autumn