The Classic Sneakers You're Not Wearing (But Should Be)

Blame it on the ever-growing trends of athleisure and streetwear, but we have an undeniable love of sneakers. From polarizing chunky sneakers to sleek slip-ons, we simply can’t get enough of this wearable shoe style. Right now, although choosing just one type was hard, we’re pairing all of our fall outfits with black sneakers.

Don’t get us wrong, as we love classic white sneakers, as they’ve become an everyday staple in our closets. But take their edgier, sleeker cousin, black sneakers, and you’ve instantly given your ensembles an added cool factor.

To illustrate our point, we’ve gathered some of the best looks featuring the sneaker trend from our favorite fashion girls. Wear black sneakers to finish off a monochromatic black outfit or style them as a contrast to an all-white ensemble. Or sport the look to dress down a chic dress for the day. Either way, it’s safe to say these will prove to you just how much of a regular staple these black sneakers can be in their own right.

Wrap dress with black sneakers



Wear a simple black dress with black sneakers for an easy monochromatic outfit.

A simple wrap dress is so flattering.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Complement your regular outfit with these black sneakers.

The perfect alternative to an off-the-shoulder top.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

Yes, you can wear shorts into the fall.

Available in sizes 10 to 22.

Throw on a pair of black Converse to give your outfit that cool factor.

Brighten up any fall day with this sweater.

Available in sizes 1X to 4X.

This dress is too cute.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Give your cargo pants that extra edge with a pair of black sneakers. 

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to own a pair of cargo pants.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These are so cool.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Dress with black shoes



Sport your favorite summer dress with a pair of black trainers for any of your upcoming outdoor events. Bonus points if you style it with a fanny pack.

Layer a long-sleeve shirt underneath when it gets colder.

Available in sizes 2 to 8.

White outfit with black shoes



A pair of black sneakers will give an all-white ensemble the perfect amount of contrast.

Wear this blouse to work.

Available in sizes 2 to 10.

The platform makes this sneaker even edgier.

Available in sizes 4 to 10.

Black shoes with t-shirt and skirt



If you’re wearing a black skirt, black tennis shoes will give your ensemble a streamlined approach.

Stock up on basic white tees.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

This skirt is so pretty.

Available in sizes XS to L.

For a cool athleisure look, style your sneakers with a floral bomber and jeans.

Wear this before and after your workouts.

Available in sizes XS to L.

How cool is this hem detail?

Available in sizes 00 to 24.

Chic outfits with black sneakers



The simple outfit of a white tank top and black jeans will look extra edgy after you add these sneakers to the mix.

We can’t get over the price of this.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You’ll love these as a part of your denim collection.

Available in sizes 26 to 31.

Stylish ways to wear black sneakers



Add a pop of color over your all-black outfit with a bright pink coat for fall.

Layer this over all your fall outfits.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You’ll never go wrong with black leggings.

Available in sizes XXS to XXXL.

Black denim outfit with black sneakers



Keep the all-black going in a denim-on-denim ensemble with your sneakers. 

Add this black denim jacket to your closet.

Available in sizes XXS to L.

We love these classic skate shoes.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.5.

Fall outfit with black sneakers



Or, simply wear your sneakers as if you would wear any other sneakers—these will go with anything you wear.

We have no doubt this jacket will be a best seller again this year.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Slip these on at any moment.

Available in sizes 5 to 8.5.

See? These sneakers will become the next staple in your collection.