You only have to look at NET-A-PORTER to see that slip-on sneakers (or plimsolls as the Brits call them) are having a major moment. With an array of designers from YSL to Céline showcasing the shoe, not since Isabel Marant’s famous wedge high-tops has a sneaker caused such a stir.
For a luxe take on the trend, seek out slip-ons with unexpected finishes. Think metallic, quilted and perforated leather, as well as bold prints such as camouflage and leopard. Can’t decide on a style? Take inspiration from the queen of casual cool, Alexa Chung, and opt for classic white canvas.
Pair your plimsolls with cute running shorts and a hoodie en route to the gym, or black leather leggings and an oversize knit for the weekend. They’re a chic (not to mention comfy) alternative to stilettos and the best part? No laces required!