WeSc trainers in multi summer colours

The other day, my son had a female friend over for tea and, while they were tucking into pizza and ice cream in the garden, she commented:

“I love the way you wear trainers and dresses, unlike other women who wear high heels all the time and look stupid.”

My kind of 10-year-old.

Trainers and dresses are my bread-and-butter fashion wise. Comfy, funky, age-defying and fabulous – who could ask for more. I suppose I really ought to pack heels in bag, or stash some in the office, for meetings etc, but I work in media land – anything should (and frequently does) go.

I’m still wearing the Liberty print Nikes into the ground, but my head has certainly been turned by the range of summer friendly trainer designs from WeSC. Great colours, nice shape – idea for giving floaty summer dresses a tomboy twist.

On this hot and sticky Friday, I thought I’d select a dress to go with each pair in the range…

Give those pretty blue and yellow trainers above a girly touch with this vintage-inspired, knot detail dress from Boden – £71.20 in the sale

This red is almost coral – perfect for making a dramatic impact on hot summer nights

A fitted, graphic print dress is one of my fave types of frock when it comes to matching with trainers – this one is in Ted Baker’s new season collection, so you can happily rock the look into autumn (£139, Ted Baker)

I’m all about the shades of grey at the mo – not in a pervy way, you understand: I’ve been painting my abode various shades of it. It’s so good for capturing the light – and so easy to style.

This beautiful, elegant and classic layered dress new at All Saints is crying out to be funked-up with the grey pumps – all kinds of awesome and another look you can merrily take into autumn (All Saints, £98)

The camo print here is subtle enough to girly up with a dress – consider a matching colour rather than a contrasting print and be as risque as you dare

Don’t know about you but I would be WELL up for cheekily matching this nude, embellished dress with the camo print trainers – some risks are worth taking (Miss Selfridge, £79)

And here are the perfect transitional trainers, taking you effortlessly from summer to autumn in a dark blue and green palette that you can style either way (add a vibrant green dress in the summer months and switch to navy when the weather turns)

Why not make a late summer splash by bringing out the green in those fabulous trainers with this pretty palm print dress by Motel Rocks – add tights, a cardi and DMs to work it grunge-stylee when the sun stops shining (£32, Motel Rocks)

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Written by Johanna Payton