Stacked, streamlined or sparkle-encrusted, sneakers are the wardrobe staples that keep on giving.
Effortlessly pairing with anything from a sleek trouser suit for the office (or Zoom calls) to your favourite floral dress, the sneaker could just be the hardest working shoe there is. The wardrobe mainstay not only transcends dress codes and seasons, but does the legwork when it comes to adding a sense of cool and ease to any outfit. This season, the hardest-working styles are sleek and minimal, oversized, or have a hint of on-trend metallic. Sneaker style isn’t going anywhere in a hurry, so lace up and get ready to step into the season ahead.
AXEL ARIGATO Marathon Chunky Sneakers
Perhaps one of the biggest sneaker trends (and not just in height) of late is the lean toward super-chunky and exaggerated platform styles. Kurt Geiger is one brand leading the charge: the ‘Lany’ sneaker (seen at top) has you covered with its sleek new take on the ever-popular trend. Meanwhile, Axel Arigato’s chunky ‘Marathon’ style will add an edge to both your go-to denim or a feminine dress alike. Elevating your look just took on a whole new meaning.
Organic Hemp Cotton Sneakers
Oversized Leather Sneaker
Simple and streamlined
A clean, minimal sneaker might be a wardrobe staple, but that doesn’t mean it should be taken for granted. Look for quality styles that heed detail for a shoe that will carry you through season after season with polish and ease. Brands such as Veja and Common Projects have all points covered – not to mention on-trend shapes, subtle colourways and street cred in spades. Likewise, a designer pair of kicks from Chloé, Saint Laurent or Tommy Hilfiger will soon become your favourite (and most stylish) mode of transport.
Tommy Basic Sneakers
Andy Low Top Sneakers
Lauren Leather Sneakers
All that glitters
P448 Thea Sequin Platform Sneakers
Make a statement in glitter-encrusted sneakers that not only sparkle, but well and truly shine. Adding a bona fide sense of fun to even a jeans-and-tee combo, these styles – from the likes of P448, Tommy Hilfiger, Superga and Department of Finery – will have you feeling like you’re walking on sunshine every time you step out of the house.
Glitter Detail Flatform Sneakers
DEPARTMENT OF FINERY
Swallow Tail Micro Glitter Sneaker
As seen in the Autumn issue of JONES. Photography by Anna Pogossova; Styling by Claudia Jukić.