Styling boots and sweaters come the fall season typically feels like a piece of cake—comfortable if you will. But when it comes to styling sneakers, especially if they are not in your usual wheelhouse, things can feel a little dicey. Here to help us navigate the coolest ways to style sneakers this fall is one of my favorite content creators, Chloé Pierre. Chloé is currently based in London, which means she has an even fresher perspective on the style scene than we would get by just looking here in the United States.
What initially caught my eye when it came to Chloé was the way she styles some of the most classic and iconic sneaker styles. From my personal experience, styling such heritage sneakers like that can feel tricky, but thanks to her expert style tips ahead, I've never felt more confident about how to approach my sneaker styling this fall. From utilizing classic pieces like shirtdresses to juxtaposing the streetwear vibe with something more elegant, Chloé proves she can really hit the nail on the head when it comes to making such iconic sneakers look their very best.
Go on to see the five ways Chloé is encouraging us to style our sneakers this season and to shop everything you'll need to copy the looks.
"Pairing a structured outfit with sneakers immediately makes the look less pretentious and more practical. With this look, I paired the structured dress with a classic sneaker style like the Mid Nike Blazer in primary colors for a timeless look which works for every woman of every age and size."
"Teaming this look with anything but box-fresh white classic style sneakers would be a sin. Go for a real classic trainer model like Nike Air Force 1s, Dunks, or a 'dad' style trainer like the MK Technos to finish the look 3 separate ways. This is an all-Nike look, so I wouldn’t recommend mixing sportswear designers. Pick one and stay fresh."
"The history of oversize fashion and overall sneaker style is directly linked to hip-hop—even if this wasn't an intentional choice for the wearer. It's important to understand the cultural reference and remember that for a sneaker look to be taken seriously and pack some impact, it's in the most simple choices which have a subtle mix of clean lines, flexible fabric, and an air of cool."
"An all-white-outfit look completed with box-fresh (or at least box-fresh looking) sneakers is one of the easiest looks to pull off, especially if you are transforming into the early stages of sneakerheadism. (Yes, I just made that word up.) This fashion rule works with every kind of color-blocking look—just match your trainers to the rest of your outfit."
"Streetwear-and-sneakers looks don't always have to be casual. Maybe it's a London thing, but teaming a beautiful dress—whether its a ballgown or a silk slip dress—with a fresh or interesting pair of sneakers is a style and outfit solution that comes naturally to Londoners. It's so simple yet makes a statement about the culture one represents, but most importantly, it's perfect for a work party or even the park—lifestyles Europeans love so much."