If there’s one item that’s a wild card in terms of what’s trending, it’s probably a sneaker. I mean, who could’ve ever predicted that the shoes our dad’s wore to mow the lawn on Saturday mornings would be the coolest sneakers to have on your feet the past couple of years? You never know what could be next, so hey, don’t knock it until you try it.
The cycle of trending sneakers seems to be sneaking up on us quicker than usual lately, and right now, there’s a shape and style that’s very clearly reigning supreme: the soccer-style sneaker. Best described as a low-top trainer, the Adidas Gazelle has been spotted on some of the most important feet in the world this year (yes, we’re talking about Harry Styles at the Grammy’s), and they’re officially the it-sneaker of the year.
It’s time to give your boots and loafers a breather and give soccer sneakers a spin instead. Not sure how to style them? We’ve got you covered with all the outfit inspo you need to gather the courage to give them a try (that also proves exactly how good they look).
With an oversized blazer
We’d be hard-pressed to find an outfit that doesn’t look better with an oversized blazer thrown on top of it. The black Adidas Samba shoe pairs oh-so-perfect with a blazer and baggy pair of jeans—it’s truly a match made in heaven.
With a chunky cardigan and jeans
A classic, buttoned v-neck cardigan over a pair of jeans is a subtle yet uber-chic outfit that often gets forgotten. There’s nothing better than adding finishing touches on this outfit than throwing on your current pair of cool-girl sneakers. May we suggest the Stepney Workers Club Strike sneakers?
With an matching set
Running errands has never looked better. White shoes and white crew socks over a legging has become our standard uniform these days, and there’s no better way to wear them than with a matching workout set with a sweatshirt draped over your shoulders. It’s model-off-duty to a T.
With a midi dress
Once the weather warms up (or if you’re lucky, if the weather is always warm for you), there’s no better partner for a casual midi dress than a pair of sneakers. It automatically gives a relaxed edge to the look, especially with the addition of a pair of white crew socks.
With a maxi skirt
Personally, cargo and denim maxi skirts are at the very top of my spring and summer fashion-inspo lists this year, and there’s no better shoe to pair with them than a classic pair of Adidas. When it comes to choosing your top, the simpler, the better.
With a coat and khakis
These yellow Onitsuka Tiger shoes have been constantly running through my mind (pun intended) for months now. The bright pop of color they give is the unexpected addition to an outfit that’ll end up being the gift that keeps on giving.