Another year, another wave of sneaker trends. But today we’re talking about sneakers that are timeless and even a little elegant. Later, chunky dad sneakers. See you in the spring, Sam Smiths! We’re taking a minute to appreciated the slip-on sneaker.
As it is with most things beautiful and good these days in fashion for women, we have Phoebe Philo at Celine to thank. A few years ago, her subtle but expensive-looking python skin slip on sneakers slipped on to the runway. You’ve seen that scene in the Devils Wear Prada where Miranda Priestly goes on about cerulean at the Oscar De La Renta show? The Celine python sneakers are the starting point for this trend, which seems to have more than enough staying power. Just another reason to miss the old Celine.
But! Rejoice! There are still plenty of fashionable choices for the slip-on silhouette. We love it because it’s easy to travel in, but can always be counted on to dress up a pair of jeans. Maybe you just don’t feel like wearing heels tonight? That’s fine! Throw on a sequined skirt and a sleek black pair of these babies. You’ll be dressed enough for the occasion AND rocking a street style staple.
We’ve covered the entire spectrum here. As masters of the high-low mix, there are stylish options from Gucci (isn’t there always?) but also Sam Edelman. Are you really into texture right now? Perfect! Take your pick from luxe velvet or woven leather. Still animal print crazy? We have leopard and snake. So go ahead. Slip into something a little more comfortable.