I’m all for athletic-inspired shoes and clothing, but the recent trend of high-top sneakers seems made just for models’ bodies-at least at first glance. You actually don’t have to have mile-long legs to wear them and they can be styled in a sophisticated way, you just need a little guidance.
Flat high-tops-whether they’re classic dunks or a fashion-world iteration in gray denim, tie-dye canvas, or colorful leather, should be treated like oxfords. That means pairing the shoes with baggy, cropped trousers (a print or solid, it’s up to you), a tailored jacket (like a blazer or peplum style), sleek jewelry, and a minimalist bag. If you prefer a look that’s a bit more street, wear those flat high-tops with skinny jeans (don’t worry about the hems, they can bunch up a bit) and a motorcycle jacket instead.
If you prefer a feminine look, that sneaker will look great with a solid or printed skirt. Depending on your taste, you can add either a t-shirt-maybe something striped or baseball inspired, or a timeless button-up (tucked in, perhaps) and a cute jacket. If you’re in a casual mood, a traditional denim jacket is an excellent option, or you can spruce things up with a sharp blazer. The possibilities are endless, it all depends on your imagination.
Vest RICK OWENS / Top MASSIMO DUTTI / Skirt MOSCHINO / Sunglasses PRADA / Sneakers BE&D / Bag THE CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY / Ring KOTON / Socks H&M.