7 sneaker styles for every fashionista
No longer just for sports stars and weekend warriors, sneakers are having a serious fashion moment. And it’s not just the big players like Nike and Adidas that are ruling the streets. Even high fashion luxury brands are heading feet-first into luxe leisure gear and releasing their own fresh footwear. We’ve rounded up the latest trainer trends so you can find your signature sneak style.
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1. Super-hip chicks
Trying to infuse a hip-hop vibe into your look? Then a high top – a boot and sneaker fusion – is your go-to shoe. Think old-school, basketball trainers by Converse or try a high-end high top by French fave, Saint Laurent.
2. Low-maintenance mamas
You’re way too busy for laces. Once seen only running around skate parks or on school kids, this style is super easy. Slip-on sneaks are perfect for the girl who likes a streamlined look and doesn’t want to work too hard. Check out classic skater shoemaker Vans or DKNY for a cool, skater-girl style with fashion credibility.
3. Classic stylistas
All-white sneaks literally go with everything. So if you can’t decide on a style or you’re just a classic chic kinda gal, the simple, plain white look is your best bet. Seen on the fash pack with looks from suits to elegant evening wear, this prim yet preppy look is going nowhere. Try Italian fave Superga or Michael Kors for simple, elegant style.
4. Heavy lifters
If you’re petite, there’s a wicked new weapon on your side. Runway-ready wedge sneaks and ‘flatforms’ will give you an actual boost. Grab a pair of high fashion height-creating sneaks from designers like Marc Jacobs or Kurt Geiger and stand taller today.
5. ‘More is more’ mavens
From flowers and feathers to crystals and crazy prints, sneaks are getting pimped and primped like mad this season. If you love getting heavy on the accessories, then this trend is for you. Check out the latest from Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi for lovely laden sneaks.
6. Old-school retro chicks
Brands often dive back into their archives and revive classic sporty footwear with a retro vibe. Re-released styles can give you an ‘I’m so cool’ edge over your following-the-current-trend friends. Head back in time with Lacoste and Givenchy.
7. Hi-tech honeys
From reflective fabrics to sweat-proof canvas, designers like Yohji Yamamoto have been having fun with funky futuristic designs and smart materials. Y-3, his long-time collaboration with Adidas, is a treasure trove of avant-garde sneakers.