One of the best (and comfiest!) trends to come out of late is that of sneakers being elevated from something you’d wear on a full day running errands to bonafide fashion staple. Classic styles such as Adidas’ Stan Smith and Converse’s Chuck Taylors have all become street style staples with high end designers now joining in the fun. Everyone from Saint Laurent to Jil Sander have now released their own versions of the humble sneaker and it’s a breath of fresh air after seasons of tottering around in impossibly high heels. The great thing about sneakers is that they’re so versatile —you can equally dress it up or down with bold jewellery or a chic, streamlined bag (as above) or opt for a plain colour or splash out on a fun print. In case you haven’t yet jumped aboard this trend here are some cheap steals and designer splurges to consider.
Luxe for less
White sneakers are without a doubt having a moment and there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Whether you want a slightly tougher edge like these options by Adidas, Converse or Le coq sportif or something a bit daintier and more feminine such as this pair by Fred Perry or this pair by Superga, sneakers in a neutral hue are guaranteed to get a solid workout in your wardrobe.
If you’re in the market for a splurge there’s no shortage of great designer sneaker options. Make a statement with a pair of animal print trainers such as this pair by Charlotte Olympia or one in a sweet pastel shade like this pair from Saint Laurent. If you’re after a more classic pair try these sneakers by Jil Sander or Michael Kors or if you want something slightly more unique a textured pair a la these Helmut Lang sneakers is one way to get noticed.