9 Sneaker Trends Worth Trying This Fall
The perfect fall outfit is not complete until you slip into a pair of go-to shoes. While we can't get enough of ankle boots and flats, sneakers are the must-have in any wardrobe this season. The ideal pair will not only keep you comfortable as you're running around (we know you're busy!), but they'll make any ensemble look fashion-forward and cool. To help you find the ideal silhouette to fit your personal style, we narrowed down the only sneaker trends that actually matter. Go on and kick your fall wardrobe into high gear.
Sock Sneakers: While we saw the rise in popularity for sock sneakers a few seasons ago, they’re back in a major way this fall. Given the cool, slim nature of the sock-half, we suggest showing off everything the kicks have to offer with a skirt or cropped pair of trousers. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
Platform Sneakers: Give yourself a little extra height with a chunkier, platform-esque style like these black-and-white lace-ups. Give them a whirl with colorful pants or try them with jeans. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Athletic Sneakers: It's time to give your go-to all-white leather trainers a break and test out a more athletic-inspired style for dashing around. But don’t worry, this silhouette shouldn’t be reserved for only your workout looks. You can easily lean into the elevated-athleisure vibe by pairing them with a colorful suit. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
All-Pink Sneakers: While you’ve probably incorporated the hue into your clothing choices (and probably even your decor), take millennial pink for a spin south of your ankles in the form of a cool pair of sneakers. The best part? The color really does go with everything, especially vibrant red. (Photo via Melodie Jeng/Getty)
Dad Sneakers: Whether you love them or hate them (or love to hate them!), dad sneakers are here to stay. As this street-style star showcases, you can pair them with anything from a pastel suit to a jeans and sweater getup. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Old-School Sneakers: When in doubt, opt for an old-school, timeless sneaker like this off-duty favorite from Nike. Go for the unexpected and pair your classic kicks with a maxi skirt, chunky knit, and mini crossbody bag. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Embellished Slip-On Sneakers: We’re so into this particular look for the office or a fancier weekend brunch with a blouse, cropped trousers, a cozy coat, and a sleek crossbody bag. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
"Ugly" Sneakers: In the same family as dad sneakers, these clunksters give any outfit (even the most feminine ensemble) just a little extra edge. And don’t be afraid to really go for it with a colorful style. It’s the simplest way to turn heads. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Multi-Colored Sneakers: We’re seeing brands from Nike to Adidas showcase new iterations of their iconic sneaker silhouettes in unique color combinations. If you don’t already own a pair, be sure to add a pick like these pink and green stunners into your wardrobe rotation. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
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Bobby Schuessler is a contributing fashion writer at Brit + Co and has contributed to Who What Wear, Refinery29, Lucky, Glamour, Out, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York. When he's not writing about style and shopping, you can find him catching up on the latest Housewives franchise and sipping his go-to drink, a vodka martini with a splash of cranberry and a twist.