Refresh your child’s shoe collection with winter with this season’s hottest trend – the hi-top trainer! The hi-top trainer has long been a classic wardrobe staple since the birth of Chuck Taylor’s Converse. Initially designed for basketball, they originally celebrated the very best of americana – now they frequently feature on catwalks around the world.
Autumn/Winter 2016 sees the classic hi-top design get a edgy revamp with leather textures and studded detailing. This trainer style is perfect for mixing and matching within any child’s wardrobe in a number of ways. Create a dressed down tom-boy look with comfy leggings, a casual day-time look with jeans, or even pair the high-tops with a skirt for an edgy yet feminine silhouette.
To help you nail the look, our team of editors have put together their top five list of must-have hi-tops for this season.
GIRLS PINK FLORAL PRINT HI-TOP SNEAKERS WITH GLITTER STRIP
Just because hi-tops have a casual look doesn’t mean they can’t also look feminine. These pink floral print high-tops toe the line between femininity and a sportswear silhouette perfectly. The great thing about these sneakers is the attention to detail. Delicate floral prints are perfectly contrasted by the pink glitter stripes on the ankles, creating a balanced look that captures a girly energy whilst airing on the high-end side.
Style Tip: Pair the trainers with a dress in a contrasting floral print. This will instantly dress down any dress into a more wearable look whilst also providing a bold yet stylish clash in feminine prints.
YOUNG VERSACE UNISEX BLACK HI-TOPS WITH SPARKLY STRAP AND LOGO PENDANT
A little bit of sparkle can go a long way, and this is nowhere more true than when it comes to your child’s footwear. These trainers from Versace perfectly incorporate the trendy high-top silhouette with the brand’s signature opulent style. The mixture of black leather and fret-style sparkly strap provides a bold yet quality contrast in texture that is perfect for spicing up your child’s closet.
GIRLS GREY HI-TOP TRAINERS WITH TEDDY BEAR PRINT
Give your girl’s shoe collection a cutesy makeover with these printed high-tops from Moschino. The trainers mix a versatile grey colouring and high-top silhouette with the brand’s signature teddy bear print, perfect for cheering up any casual outfit. The white rubber sole and matching laces add a versatile feel to the item that is great for mixing and matching in any girl’s wardrobe.
Styling Tip: Pair the trainers with blue skinny jeans and t-shirt for a casual yet streamlined silhouette.
MONNALISA GIRLS SPARKLY PINK BOOTS WITH BOW DETAILING
There’s no such thing as too much glitter, and these boots from Monnalisa are testament to this. The contrast between the the practical shoe style and all over pink glitter design is ideal for the christmas period, perfectly toeing the line between statement piece and durable winter shoe.
Styling Tip: Pair the boots with printed leggings and knitted jumper for a ultra-cute and eye-catching winter outfit.
CHLOÉ GIRLS STONE PINK HI-TOP SNEAKERS WITH STAR CUT-OUTS
Sometimes your girl doesn’t want to trade her femininity in for a more casual look, and in these cases these hi-tops from Chloe are the perfect in-between. The item’s mixture of two tone pink detailing and cut-out star design adds a fun and feminine twist on the classic high-top sneaker silhouette. These shoes are a great casual trainer for everyday outfits and can easily be introduced into any little girl’s closet.
So there you have it, our top five picks hi-top trainers this season. All the shoes featured can be purchased both in-store and on our website, so goforth and be stylish this winter!