I Will Always Wear This Classic Sneaker Style—6 Outfit Ideas I Want to Try

In a year that has undoubtedly streamlined my style to focus on timeless basics that will work for nearly every occasion, black sneakers have made it to my top five wardrobe must-haves. Yes, right up there with my classic white T-shirts and vintage-inspired denim, there they are.

Don't get me wrong. I love a major sneaker trend, too—especially when the number of styles out there is virtually endless. That said, when I need comfortable shoes to slip on at a moment's notice, tried-and-true black sneakers are it for me.

Whether it's a simple pair of lace-ups with my go-to fashion uniform, an updated Nike Air Max style, or a space-age slip-on pair for my athleisure looks, you can catch me wearing these on any given day. But even with my mental Rolodex of looks, I get a bit of sartorial fatigue. And in the process of searching for new ensembles to add to the catalog, I zeroed in on six options you'll want to bookmark stat.

Keep scrolling to see them all with additional shopping recommendations to complete the look. 

If you're planning to wear a chic denim-on-denim look, give your ensemble a cool and casual touch with classic black Converse sneakers.

One unique and unexpected ensemble is the combination of an oversize blazer with a lacy slip. A pair of luxury sneakers won't hurt, either.

How to wear black sneakers with color



The tie-dye trend doesn't seem to be slowing down, and if you're planning on wearing the colors of the rainbow head-to-toe, a style with colorful accents will be just the trick.

Black sneakers with suit



One of the easiest ways to wear your coordinated suits for more casual occasions is by pairing them with simple black sneakers.

We love the idea of wearing black tonal sneakers with a sleek daytime ensemble that could easily be worn at night.

Black sneakers with maxi skirt and ruffled top



If you want to give your cottagecore-inspired look a touch of downtown edge, swap out your sandals for some sporty slip-on sneakers instead.

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