Just a few years ago, I never would have imagined that sneakers would become some of my favorite shoes in my closet. They’re hard to beat when it comes to comfort, but what finally convinced me to embrace them was the flood of options that look as chic as they are comfortable. I dabbled in pairing sneakers with dressier looks for a while, but when we moved to New York part-time and started walking absolutely everywhere, sneakers became weekly staples in my closet. After realizing how much I loved each of those outfits, I now don’t hesitate to reach for my favorite sneakers, whether I’m pairing them with denim, a dress, a skirt and top, or crisp white pants.
One trick for styling sneakers with everyday looks is making sure that the styles you choose complement the clothes that are already in your closet. I’m always keeping an eye out for simple, low-top sneakers in shades of white, cream, and pink, since I’ve found that those are what I gravitate toward most often. I can always count on these sneakers to keep my whole outfit true to my personal style. Even if I’m wearing a sneaker that feels a little more athletic (like my APLs or Tretorns), or edgy (like the Golden Goose sneakers you may have seen me in countless times), there is a good chance I’m wearing one of the most feminine-looking options the brand has available. That may mean a blush or crisp white hue, a subtle pop of pattern, or a luxe material.
Recently, I’ve been reaching for sneakers by Tretorn, APL, Common Projects, Veja, and Golden Goose most often. They’ve been the best options for our long daily walks as a family, errands around town, and our recent travels. I know I’ll be styling them with dresses even more often soon as I head back to the office and need outfits that take me through my whole day with ease. See below for some of my favorite fall sneaker options that I would encourage anyone to try!
Few sneaker styles feel more classic than a pair of crisp white Keds. This version, which has a touch of leopard at the heel, maintains its timeless appeal, but with a little twist. I reach for leopard-print shoes often in the fall, so I know I’d wear these all the time.