7 Celebrity Outfits That Are Defining How to Wear Sneakers in 2023

As you may have noticed, sneakers are as popular as ever, but the way people are wearing them has undoubtedly shifted. Gone are the days when sneakers were primarily worn with streetwear-inspired outfits. In 2023, I see sneakers styled with anything and everything. There are, however, a few themes at play, and stylish celebrities are leading the charge with a few sneaker-outfit trends.

Below, I've highlighted seven sneaker-outfit themes that are the most "2023" of them all. These outfits capitalize on aesthetics such as the quiet-luxury movement and feature popular items like low-rise jeans and Bermuda shorts, but none are straightforward athleisure outfits. They're far more unexpected than that. Scroll on to see what I mean via the likes of Sydney Sweeney, Sofia Richie, and more and to shop the pieces needed to re-create these 2023 sneaker outfits for yourself. Just add Adidas Sambas or Ontisuka Tiger Mexico 66s.

The Theme: Classically Retro

Yara Shahidi's classic combination of denim shorts and a T-shirt is punched up by colorful retro sneakers. It's an outfit I've seen people wear practically every day this summer.


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WHO: Yara Shahidi

WEAR: Chanel bag; Adidas sneakers

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The Theme: Y2K

The Y2K aesthetic shows some signs of cooling, but I'm still seeing a ton of vibey early 2000s sneaker outfits out in the world. Emily Ratajkowski nailed it from head to toe.


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WHO: Emily Ratajkowski

WEAR: Miu Miu MU 54YS 80 Rimless Titanium Wrap Sunglasses ($681) and Leather Shoulder Bag ($3000); Joah Brown Body Tank ($68); MaisonCléo skirt; Puma sneakers

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The Theme: Casual and Polished

Tracee Ellis Ross's sneaker outfit is appropriate for so many occasions. She kept things cool with the printed T-shirt and polished with the baggy pleated trousers, finishing things off with a pair of Asics sneakers.


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WHO: Tracee Ellis Ross

WEAR: Bottega Veneta bag

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The Theme: Preppy Early 2000s

Casual early 2000s outfits are the perfect pairing for sneakers. Sydney Sweeney provided a great example with low-rise baggy jeans, an oversize button-down, and a crop top with white sneakers at Cannes this year.


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WHO: Sydney Sweeney

WEAR: Miu Miu MU 54YS 80 Rimless Titanium Wrap Sunglasses ($681) and Leather Shoulder Bag ($3000); Celine top; Cotton On jeans

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The Theme: French Girl Inspired

Kaia Gerber wore the latest It sneakers (Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66) in the most Parisian of ways, opting for an oversize trench coat and baggy trousers. If a French woman would wear it, it's a yes in 2023.


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WHO: Kaia Gerber

WEAR: Saint Laurent trench coat; Celine bag; Onitsuka Tiger sneakers; Oliver Peoples x The Row sunglasses

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The Theme: Quiet Luxury

Thanks to the quiet-luxury takeover this year, simple and elevated outfits are everywhere. Pair them with your most polished sneakers, as Sofia Richie did while out shopping recently.


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WHO: Sofia Richie

WEAR: Khaite x Oliver Peoples 1969C Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($525); The Row shirt and bag; Celine jeans; Maison Margiela Replica Low Top Sneakers ($540)

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The Theme: '90s Dress With Sporty Sneakers

Nineties-inspired slip dresses look cool and modern when paired with sporty sneakers. Just ask Hailey Bieber, who is a big fan of this look.


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WHO: Hailey Bieber

WEAR: Bottega Veneta dress and bag; Saint Laurent SL 557 Sunglasses ($420)

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Next up, 31 Multitasking Summer Dresses You Can Wear With Sneakers or Heels

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.