So long, dad sneakers. It's been a good run, but I think it's finally time to part ways. As much as I wanted to love the chunky-sneaker trend, I never really figured out how to wear them, so I'll admit that I'm relieved to see a new sneaker trend starting to take its place. I've seen retro sneakers, especially classic styles that have longevity, everywhere I look. With all the classic and bourgeois trends having a moment this fall, it's only right that the accompanying sneakers would be on the same page.
I've noticed that a growing number of celebs such as Alexa Chung, Kate Middleton, and Kate Bosworth (not to mention all of the editors at Who What Wear) are getting behind the sneaker trend, a surefire sign that something's brewing. Seeing as dad sneakers have been on the decline for a minute, we're excited to usher in some more timeless silhouettes to our sneaker collections. The specific styles defining the trend include Converse's cult-favorite high-tops and throwback styles like the Nike Cortez and Reebok Club C, all of which are celebrity-approved. Ahead, see how our favorite It girls are wearing the retro-sneaker trend, and then shop our top picks.
Style Tip: Style low-top sneakers with wide-leg trousers and a crisp white shirt for a cool off-duty look.