Heels will always have a place in our hearts and closets, but right now, it’s all about the sneaker. The humble sneaker is undoubtedly the biggest footwear trend of the year and has kicked off a total fashion revolution. Spotted on the feet of everyone, from models and celebrities to bloggers and designers, sneakers are the most popular that they’ve been in years.
Perfect for every occasion, sneakers are another step forward in the current direction of gender neutral, trans-seasonal dressing. Capitalising on this popularity are the footwear giants who are now locked in a sneaker war with each other. From Adidas, Yeezy, and Nike, to Puma, Converse, and Reebok, brands are offering more and more styles. So, which ones should you pick to wear? Find out here.
Chunky Sport Sneaker Trend
As represented by the recent influx of mum jeans, “dorky” is the new cool, which is why fashion elite are loving chunky sports-style sneakers. The padded shoes, which feature grooved, high-grip soles and athletic details are perfect, putting the spring back into your step. While they may remind you of the ’80s and women in skirt suits power walking to work, or even take you back to your old days of playing netball, we promise that when styled right, chunky sports sneakers can be totally chic.
How to Wear Chunky Sport Sneakers
The best way to pull off the look of chunky sports sneakers is to balance them with light, feminine pieces. The contrast of styles will modernise this shoe and bring it from 1986 to 2016. A super chic way to achieve this look is by pairing your sneakers with light cotton and satin pieces, such as the pyjama styles that are currently trending. The elongated and loose silhouettes of these pieces will create a fresh and relaxed style when paired with these chunky sneakers. Just remember to choose cropped pants and midi dresses for a flash of skin that will balance out these heavy shoes. Finally, finish off your look with chunky sports socks, preferably in a contrasting colour, to work this fashion throwback.
High Top Sneaker Trend
While men have no problem embracing high top sneakers, women have been more reserved about the style. This season, however, the style is a favourite amongst female fashion stars. They have proven that high tops can work, and now it’s your turn to try the style. There’s no need to feel unsure or afraid of this sneaker, as long as you know the look that you are after.
How to Wear High Top Sneakers
When shopping, choose from different varieties of high top sneakers to find the ones that best suit your style. Slim, canvas-style high tops, such as the classic Converse shoes give a retro look that is best paired with vintage denim, simple t-shirts and high waisted pants. Chunky and padded high tops, on the other hand, have a more hip hop look about them. They look best when paired with modern styles that have a bit of attitude. Still unsure? Try a midi trapeze dress paired with a leather or bomber jacket. Also remember that high top sneakers demand a flash of skin at the bottom of the legs to balance their tall style.
Statement Pop Colour Sneaker Trend
Fashion loves a statement, and the current sneaker trend is no exception to this rule. While the seas of white sneakers prove the undeniable popularity of the simple and clean shade, there’s always room for a pop of colour in the wardrobes of fashion elite. Whether you’re a fan of red, blue, now’s your time to make a statement with your shoes. Not a fan of bold colours? No problem. How about just some coloured laces? There’s a sneaker style to suit everyone this season.
How to Wear Statement Pop Colour Sneakers
Once you’ve picked your statement sneaker, all that’s left to do is style your outfit. Choose simple and casual pieces of clothing that will keep the attention on your show-stopping shoes. Cropped and boyfriend jeans are perfect for achieving this look, as is a simple, pleated midi skirt.