There are shoes that are nice to have,and then there are white trainers. These casual essentials go with every outfit, from a pleated midi skirt and blazer to your favourite T-shirt and jeans. You can wear them to meet up with friends for coffee, pick the kids up from school or for that team meeting in the office. Lace up a classic pair of canvas sneakers for easy weekends, or embrace the Y2K trend with the latest version of chunky women's white trainers. Combine them with high-rise, straight-leg jeans to show off the overbuilt soles. For a relaxed look and all-day comfort at work, a pair of box-fresh white leather trainers will keep the bounce in your step and still meet the dress code. The bottom line: whether you're going plimsoll, old-school or high-top, a pair of white trainers is an indispensable addition to your wardrobe.