As the boundaries of our smart-casual wardrobes have blurred, sneakers have become a footwear favorite. They’re more relevant than ever! These are five ways to style them for spring.
The world has become appreciative of basketball sneakers and I am not mad at that. New Balance, Reebok, and Adidas are digging into their archives and bringing back some vintage basketball silhouettes we haven’t seen in a while. Take note while you still can, because with most of these shoes returning for the first time in years, there’s a good chance they won’t be sticking around forever.
Sneakers have become more experimental in shape and colour, with chunky-soled platform styles becoming the easiest and most comfortable way to (quite literally) elevate your look. Needless to say, Converse Run Star Hike is amongst my favorite platforms ever – I have them in black and white because they’re that good.
Classic athletic sneakers are back, so opt for silhouettes that feel less lifestyle, more just-came-from-cross-country-practice. When it comes to sneakers you can actually exercise in, there’s a wealth of choices to make sure you look as good on a run as you do for the rest of the day – but New Balance is one step ahead for that matter (pun intended).
Trends are cyclical, so it should come as no surprise that what’s old is new again. Retro-inspired styles that once felt cheesy are now chic—and no brand has reaped the benefit of this comeback more than Vans.
The Everyday Design
Pared-back designs from fashion power players such as Alexander McQueen make sports-luxe style easily achievable every day. Fans of chunky soles will also appreciate them. The beauty of the elevated-sneaker trend is that you can wear them with midi dresses, tailored pants, or go for the jeans-and-tee approach. This makes them a versatile choice that promises to add a laid-back elegance to any look.