8 Cool New Balance Outfits That Feel Very 2024

While they are known for being the OG "dad” sneakers, it's no secret that New Balance sneakers are also a key buy in the closets of the most in-the-know fashion people. If you need further proof, just look to the tagline of my favorite New Balance campaign that reads: "Worn in supermodels in London and dad in Ohio.” Equally popular with Jerry Seinfeld and Bella Hadid, the comfortable-meets-cool sneakers have gained a huge cult following over the last several years, making popular styles including the 550s, 993s, and special collaborations with Aimé Leon Dore near impossible to buy.

If you're able to get your hands on a pair, though, fashion people have plenty of New Balance outfits to look to for styling inspiration. From casual outfits with jeans to looks for the tennis court to exactly what to wear on the airplane, there is no shortage of cool ideas. Ahead, see the cool sneaker looks that feel very 2024.

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First up, how I'm personally styling the trend. I've been collecting New Balance sneakers recently and will be the first the recommend them for both their design and comfort level. Adding them to a button-down, jeans, and a tailored jacket is my fall uniform.

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It doesn't get more classic than a trench coat and jeans. Just add New Balance 550 sneakers and white tube socks for a look that is equal parts comfortable and trend-forward.

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Stripes on stripes feel like an outfit combination that shouldn't work, but this look proves it does. The trick? Choosing pieces with stripes that run in different directions. Adding a pair of gray New Balance sneakers grounds the look, making it feel a bit less nautical.

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The last few years have welcomed the return of tennis chic, and there is no shortage of cool ways to get dressed for the courts. Start out with a pair of white 550 sneakers and tube socks, then simply add tennis whites like this set from Sporty & Rich x Prince.

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The 2024 version of an airport uniform has arrived, pairing relaxed jeans with an oversize blazer and sneakers. It's the dressed-up cousin to the sweatpant looks that were everywhere a few years ago, but equally comfortable.

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L.A. fashion insiders have off-duty style mastered. Case in point? This legging set look that is paired with silver New Balance sneakers. The attention to detail—with the addition of a baseball hat, exposed tube socks, and a sweater draped at the shoulders—elevates this workout outfit.

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Distressed leather jackets are proving to be one of the key buys of 2024 and the styling possibilities are endless. While we've been seeing them paired with micro miniskirts as spotted on the Prada runways, for fall, add a pair of cargo pants and gorpcore sneakers.

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When in doubt, just add a pair of white socks as styled here with the New Balance x Miu Miu sneakers that debuted in the S/S 22 collections.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.