Recently, there has been a number of celebrities and content creators rocking a pair of New Balance sneakers to complement their outfits. On the right, walking side-by-side while holding hands, wearing a long, creamy light green trench coat and a gray two-set sweatsuit, Zoe Kravitz wears a pair of New Balances to top it all off. Yet, that fierce look with those all-black sunglasses could just as well take the crown as a good purchase. And that light flick of the Fendi small purse that she holds could as well.
Besides, New Balances have been worn so many times that it’s safe to say that they might be in the game of fashion for a while— as if they hadn’t been in the game for quite some time. Nav Gill, who is a writer for the Editorialist said: “With the relatively recent resurgence of chunky, dad sneakers, the mainstream acceptance of sneakers for all occasions and the ever-blurring boundaries between luxury and streetwear, silhouettes like the New Balance’s 990v4 and 990v5 have become increasingly popular on the street and naturally, on social media.”
Regardless, since the 1980s, the popularity of the Boston-based footwear brand is due to “the simplicity in New Balance’s approach to both footwear design and aesthetics has rendered its sneakers with a rare, timeless appeal. In an industry where silhouettes fall in and out of favor at breakneck speed, some of New Balance’s most popular products have quite literally lasted decades.”
Now that we are in 2021, New Balance have become a sneaker that’s versatile, so you don’t only have to wear a two-set sweatsuit to pull the footwear off. Here are some other suggestions to help generate some ideas.
Similar to Zoe Kravitz and Pernille Teisbaek, “take your dressing cue from the Danish style icon Teisbaek and complement the kicks with tonal separates like beige wide-leg jeans and a tailored, tan trench coat.”
Gill said it best: “You can replicate the look with chic WARDROBE.NYC x Levi’s collaboration which coincidentally, pairs perfectly New Balance’s 993. The grey color in particular has a premium feel, with the upper consisting of panels of soft suede and breathable mesh. Comfortable enough for all-day wear and on-trend enough to add some cool to any look, the 993 is one of the most in-demand sneakers from the 990 series.”
Sweatpants are both comfortable and a good way to rock sneakers because of their simplicity. In short, sweatpants are fashionable, too! However, “for the ultimate cozy outfit whilst running errands, you can’t go wrong with a pair of sweatpants. Style a casual T-shirt with light grey sweatpants that taper at the ankle with a pair of New Balance 840GY2’s in grey, for that model-off-duty look. If you want to elevate the ensemble, why not try layering a more formal piece like a classic tan trench coat over it?,” says Gill.
Now, oversized shirts are usually associated with oversized men’s shirts. And we see that becoming a thing that women tend to gravitate to whenever they need to decide on what to wear. In Scandinavia, reports from the Editorialist notes that “a fundamental element of any Scandi-inspired women’s wardrobe is a relaxed menswear section, full of staples like tailored pants and oversized shirts. While sharp accessories and footwear options life loafers can make this a business-ready look, channeling this borrowed-from-the-boys trend with a pair of bulky, minimal sneakers like the New Balance 608v5 results in an enviously cool and timeless ensemble.”
As we head closer to the spring, begin to consider buying a pair of New Balances, even if you don’t necessarily agree with the suggestions provided up above. I say that because though the footwear has been used to widen the scope of fashion, they are also running shoes as well. So if you ever feel the need to go out for a run, especially during a time like this, buy a pair of New Balances. For more fashionable advice, and recommendations, head over to their website, Editorialist.
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