Stacked, streamlined or statement, sneakers are the wardrobe staples that keep on giving.
Effortlessly pairing with anything from a sleek trouser suit for the office 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.
LACOSTE T-Clip 222 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. Veja is one brand leading the charge: the ‘Venturi’ sneaker (seen below) 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.
Run Star Hike Canvas Platform Sneakers
Marathon R Trail Sneakers
Stand On Air 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 Superga 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 Aje, Lacoste or Tommy Hilfiger will soon become your favourite (and most stylish) mode of transport.
Bball Summer Edition Sneaker
Powercourt 1122 Sneaker
Court Cupsole Sneaker
Colour that counts
VEJA Campo X Mansur Sneaker
Make a statement in bold sneakers that not only stand out, 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 Veja, Chloe, Christian Louboutin and Balenciaga – will have you feeling like you’re walking on sunshine every time you step out of the house.