These 20 Sneaker Outfits Require Minimal Effort—Copy and Paste Them Now

We can talk about the comfort of your favorite flats or sandals all we want, but sneakers reign as the most wearable and hardest-working shoes in our wardrobes. And unlike boots or sandals, there's never really a time period where you tuck them away for the season. They're always there, ready for you to wear them. With that in mind, there's probably a pair of sneakers you've already been living in, so we're here to give you fresh and new ways to style them.

Like classic black sunglasses, sneakers never really fell out of favor with the fashion set. Sure, there are specific designs that fall into preference every now and then, but they continue to have a consistent presence on our timelines. With all the cool sneakers on the market, we've been taking note of how everyone's styling their new kicks, from New Yorkers to Scandinavians

Below, we're featuring a whopping 20 sneaker outfits that feel on-trend but don't require a ton of effort. There's an outfit for every style preference, whether you like to keep things maximal and colorful or neutral and streamlined. Either way, they're all a 10/10 in our book.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678312577535-main

(Image credit: @annelauremais)

French-girl style is a favorite for a reason. From the edginess of the leather jacket to the timeless straight skirt and casual sneakers, this look leans on all of the French-girl hallmarks in one stylish package.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678311483350-main

(Image credit: @aude_julie)

Cargo pants and sneakers together are just a streetwear match made in heaven. But coordinating the cobalt-blue bag with the sweatshirt? That's what adds extra visual appeal to this look.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678312351976-main

(Image credit: @LEIASFEZ)

Oversize suits may look intimidating, but they're a simple outfit formula that always looks incredible. Pairing one with casual New Balances and a classic handbag accomplished the whole cool-girl look.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678382608837-main

(Image credit: @nnennaechem)

Lately, the shoes of choice with denim skirts have been knee-high boots, but swapping in a pair of sneakers in place lends a sporty vibe that really feels sartorially on point. (Don't forget the colorful accessories, as that really ties the whole look together.)

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678310295064-main

(Image credit: @pernilleteisbaek)

We've all had those days when we want nothing on our bodies besides sweatpants. This outfit is proof that, with the right styling, we don't have to sacrifice fashion in the name of comfort. All you need to pair with them is your favorite coat and sneakers.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678312420556-main

(Image credit: @JOSEFINEHJ)

Yes, a classic poplin button-down or T-shirt could work here, but there's something about the texture of the tweed jacket that sets this look apart from the others.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678313385244-main

(Image credit: @anoukyve)

Why should a coat have to hide your outfit when you can make it a part of your look? The cinched belt helps to continue the elevation of the coat while the sneakers lean in on the cozy feel of the look.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678311174205-main

(Image credit: @raeannlangas)

As stated before, cargo pants and sneakers just work so well together. This time, a fitted tee is a great addition to contrast the loose proportions of the pants. 

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678382515181-main

(Image credit: @aimeesong)

This outfit can easily take you from a workout class to errands in no time. Forego a frantic change by just adding a poplin shirt over your fun activewear set while on the go. 

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678311429228-main

(Image credit: @luciacuesta_)

Everything about this outfit feels easy yet fresh. It can be tempting to pair a knit skirt with its matching top, but play around with texture and aesthetic by adding a blouse on top instead. The sneakers may match the top in color, but they also succeed in tying together the casual elements of the skirt.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678312187257-main

(Image credit: @kingharriett52)

Just because an outfit features leggings doesn't mean that it has to be boring. Off-duty models have been throwing blazers and coats over their leggings and tees for a reason—it's comfortable and looks good.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678312937884-main

(Image credit: @jen_wonders)

For those days that are chilly but not too cold, layering is key. No need for a thick coat—just take notes from the outfit above. A long cardigan will offer warmth without being too much, and a sleeveless puffer will provide an extra layer if needed. The neutral sneakers and cardigan coordinate on the color and comfort front.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678313006211-main

(Image credit: @champagnemani)

A pair of sneakers and a dress are an outfit combination the fashion set always likes to rely on. It adds a modern update to the "pretty" look of a dress without looking like you put in a ton of effort. 

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678312394076-main

(Image credit: @ERINOFFDUTY)

Without a stitch of color, this outfit still manages to keep us interested thanks to the curation of beige tones and layering skills. While we could see this outfit with heels, the white sneakers just seem like the better choice. 

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678382418244-main

(Image credit: @himichelleli)

Everything about this outfit combines the edgy and ultra-pretty trends that are booming in fashion right now. After all, why not embody both? 

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678313268636-main

(Image credit: @nlmarilyn)

If you're planning on having a casual day in the office, this outfit is ideal. It complies with quick meetings and if you and your co-workers decide on a much-needed coffee break.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678313961449-main

(Image credit: @claire_most)

A pop of color can go very far, even in the simplest of outfits. Plus, the proportions of the baggy jeans and fitted top are what add to this outfit's style appeal.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678313604784-main

(Image credit: @deborabrosa)

If neutrals are more of your vibe, there's still a way to keep things interesting. We've already discussed playing around with the same shade, but it doesn't hurt to do the opposite and just pair a bunch of neutrals together. White, gray, black, and beige are all featured in this outfit, yet this still doesn't feel like too much. The gray and beige in this look are both cool toned, so that's what contributes to the seamless pairing. And of course, the sneakers and T-shirt matching make all the difference.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678408224952-main

(Image credit: @elizagracehuber)

A sweatshirt, jeans, and sneakers together are a much-repeated outfit combo that we will always stand by. The checkered Vans and printed sweatshirt offer a little twist on the laid-back ensemble.

sneaker-outfits-250786-1678312371568-main

(Image credit: @FAKERSTROM)

Sometimes, simplicity is just the way to go. Take cues from the look above and pair your favorite denim jacket with your everyday trousers. While this look may feel basic, it looks put-together and gets the job done. 

Next, The New Wave: 5 Female Fashion Designers to Know

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What