Strike up a conversation with anyone who loves fashion, and they will tell you that the approaching shift from one season to another is quite possibly the most exciting time for their wardrobes. The need to evaluate trends that are slowly dying versus ones that are on the up-and-up is ever-pressing, and the wish lists of must-have fall pieces begin to stack up. If you ever have the urge to update your style aesthetic, that time would be at the beginning of a seasonal shift, as you contemplate the latest trends and figure out which ones are the best fit for your lifestyle. While there are dozens of fall 2019 trends we could gush about, today we are here to discuss one we have a feeling you'll particularly love—sneaker trends.
Footwear has reached a place where comfort is of utmost importance, meaning sneakers are getting churned out in styles we never thought would stick. From chunky New Age sneakers to embellished beauties, ahead we're breaking down the fall sneaker trends to get ahead of for fall.
Tired of calling your "dad sneakers" by that name? We are too, and thanks to the geniuses at Net-a-Porter, the trend is taking on a fresh name and identity. Introducing, the "sole purpose" sneaker trend—a more futuristic take on the dad/ugly/chunky sneaker trend you're so used to.
It's not quite a pair of sock sneakers, but it's not quite a more luxe version of slip-on Vans—it's laceless sneaks, and the style couldn't feel more forward if it tried. When all of the heavy hitters in the industry are designing sneakers sans laces that look like they belong in a spaceship of some sort, it's time to take note and add to cart.
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Whether you're literally running around town or aren't into all the hullabaloo of sneakers called "sole purpose," this trend is here for you. Throw these on with everything from a head-to-toe athleisure ensemble or with a floral midi dress. When it comes to this trend, comfort is the star player.
Sneakers can be pretty, and it's okay to want that. Add a touch of glamor to your sneakers with a touch of metallics, sparkles, and pearls. All your fall sweaters and coats will thank you.
Sneakers that go with everything—what could be better? While the runways embraced embellishments, they also welcomed pared-back, chic neutral tones just as much. Easy and versatile to wear with any outfit this fall.
Animal prints continue to be a huge trend in ready-to-wear and are making their mark on our sneakers as well. Pair the trend with jeans, tailored separates, or knit sweatpants for a playful take on this versatile sneaker style.