How to Wear Black Trainers for Women

Sleek, sophisticated, standout style. Black trainers deliver time and time again. 

Far from being restricted to gym wear,  black trainers can now be dressed up to take you effortlessly from day to night as they become an increasingly popular match with blazers and formal wear for an on-trend contrast.   

Black trainers can match effortlessly with all clothing pieces, from trousers to dresses and skirts to jeans. 

If you’re unsure how to style your black trainers or looking for sneakers to match your outfits, follow our style tips as we explore how to style black trainers and what colour socks to wear to complement your look.

Table of Contents:

  1. Midi skirt and low-top black trainers
  2. Knitted dress and black leather trainers
  3. Blazers and black suede trainers
  4. Mom jeans and chunky trainers
  5. Beige trench coat and black trainers
  6. Cargo pants and all-black trainers
  7. Smart trousers and black trainers
  8. Skinny jeans and high-top black trainers
  9. What colour socks to wear with black trainers

Midi skirt and low-top black trainers

A midi skirt and low-top black trainers is an effortless ensemble for those who enjoy a relaxed outfit. Pair a midi skirt with a leather jacket for a look that exudes style while retaining a laid-back aesthetic. 

Match our Vegan Gola Classics Women’s Coaster trainers perfectly with various colours of midi skirts for versatile style. These low-top retro plimsolls boast true British heritage style and are crafted with superior quality to offer a stylish finish to various outfits.

Black women's Gola canvas trainers

Knitted dress and black leather trainers

Can you wear black trainers with a dress? Absolutely. Wear black trainers with a knitted dress for an on-trend mix of style and comfort. This classic look can be dressed up for an evening out or worn with a padded jacket to keep you warm during colder seasons. Pair with a smart black coat to imbue sophisticated style or a leather jacket to inject effortless coolness into any outfit.

Add our Gola Classics Women’s Bullet Glitter Trainers to your wardrobe for a glitzy finish to your outfit. In a low-cut silhouette style, this heritage trainer features a black leather upper with a glitter wingflash trim and heel tab for subtle sophistication.

Black women's Gola trainers with glitter trim

Blazer and black suede trainers

Blazers have evolved from office wear essentials to everyday style staples. A blazer is a versatile piece that can be paired with jeans, leather trousers or a midi skirt to take your outfit from day to night. Match your blazer with a pair of black sneakers to keep the outfit looking on-trend and effortless. 

Our Gola Classics Women’s Bullet Pearl Trainers have a black suede upper with a contrasting pearlised heel tab and wingflash. This low-profile, sleek trainer with iconic Gola branding will add a hint of sparkle to dress up any outfit.

Women's black suede trainers

Mom jeans and chunky trainers

Straight from the ’80s, mom jeans are still popular as they match well with pretty much anything from oversized shirts to smart blazers. While all trainers can pair well with mom jeans, chunky trainers complement this ’80s vibe. 

Discover our Gola Classics Women’s Eclipse Trident Trainers to add a high-fashion edge to your outfit. These black trainers guarantee comfort and catwalk style with colour pop panels on a black upper and an exaggerated off-white sole.

Women's black Gola trainers with colourful details

Beige trench coat and black trainers

A must-have for any capsule wardrobe, beige trench coats are trending up and up. A trench coat is wonderfully versatile, as it is the perfect piece to take you from season to season. Match with black trainers for a fresh look for your coffee catch-up.

Our Gola Classics Women’s Bullet Trident Snake Trainers offer a contemporary edge with a striking sun, pink and grey reptile printed Gola wingflash trim. A modern rework of a black trainer classic, Bullet Trident fuses the old and the new for a style refresh.

Gola Classics Women's Bullet Trident Snake Trainers with a striking sun, pink and grey reptile printed Gola wingflash trim

Cargo pants and all-black trainers

From the runway to the street, cargo pants have been everywhere since their recent return to the fashion charts. Bang on-trend for the season, cargo pants can be difficult to style to keep them looking fresh. An easy way to adopt the utility-inspired style is to match them with all-black trainers.  

Our Gola Classics Women’s Grandslam Leather Trainers have a clean and simple design to subtly complement cargo pants without detracting from them as the standout piece. With a chunky sole and contrasting Gola branding, these trainers come straight from the back catalogue to express retro style.

All black women's Gola trainers with a chunky sole

Smart trousers and black trainers

Wearing smart trousers with black trainers is becoming increasingly more popular, as it gives any polished look an on-trend laid-back aesthetic. 

Our Vegan Gola Classics Women’s Coaster trainers are tennis-inspired plimsolls with a black upper and a contrasting off-white wingflash. Based on an original Gola style worn by tennis player Mark Cox, these black trainers will effortlessly complement smart trousers.

Women's black Gola trainers with white details

Skinny jeans and high-top black trainers

Skinny jeans and trainers are a classic combination for everyday style. Easy to put together, this combination offers a timeless look that will quickly become your go-to for every season, whether you opt for low-top or high-top trainer silhouettes. 

For cooler seasons, why not try our Gola Classics Women’s Coaster Peak High Hiker Trainers, as they offer the aesthetic of a boot with the look of a trainer? This hiker-inspired trainer option has a water-repellent upper to keep your feet warm and comfortable. 

High-top boot-style Gola trainers with thick white sole

What colour socks to wear with black trainers?

Black trainers are a must-have item for any woman’s wardrobe as they are an easy addition to an abundance of outfits. Black trainers pair well with nearly every colour of socks, however, certain rules must be followed to achieve your desired look.

Pairing black ankle socks with black trainers will always create seamless style, but be sure to replace socks as the black colour begins to fade into grey, as this will pull the focus from your outfit.

Wearing white socks with black trainers is an increasingly trendy look, creating a sportier aesthetic. Wear white long or ankle socks, depending on your outfit, for an added dimension. Or match black trainers that feature a contrasting wingflash with coordinating colourful socks. Use pastel colours or bold hues for a standout look.

Find your perfect pair of black trainers

Whether you prefer high-top or low-top silhouettes, formal sophistication or laid-back athleisure, black trainers provide the perfect finish to a wide range of outfits. 

With decades of expertise, Gola has an impressive collection of black trainers that are the perfect fit for every aesthetic. 

Explore our full collection of women’s black trainers to find your new favourite pair. 

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