Spring is in the air, and our warm-weather classics are making their way to the priority spots in our wardrobes again. Hooray! That feeling of putting our favourite spring pieces back on is like nothing else, especially if you have a fresh pair of classic kicks by your side to complete the look. And I'm not talking about dad sneakers or ugly trainers; I'm talking about the reliable fan favourites that continue to work with any look, year after year.
I myself have been loyal to Supergas and Vejas for some years, and each season, I either get them cleaned or reinvest in a new pair. It's always good to have a go-to sneaker in your wardrobe, but especially in the spring. They consistently go with any outfit I throw together—whether it's a new dress trend or jeans and a tee. In doing the research for this piece, I might just be persuaded to try a new style, they're all just too good. Keep scrolling to see and shop the most classic sneakers you can buy this season and every season.
By now, every cool girl in London owns a pair of these sustainable sneakers. Fans include Lucy Williams and the Duchess of Sussex.
NEW BALANCE 574
New Balance 574 sneakers, previously attributed as the walking shoe of grandparents, continue their popularity ascent every year. The pastel and grey tones are most versatile.
Fans of these include Alexa Chung, Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, so you can't really go wrong with these traditional Italian canvas kicks.
The legendary status of these shoes is so major, do you even need me to explain? Forever shoes.
These completely sustainable sneakers, which launched in 2016, are instant classics. You can be 100% confident you're making the right choice with these, for both ethical and style reasons.
ADIDAS STAN SMITH
Those "old" Celine followers will know Phoebe Philo is responsible for the cult comeback of Stan Smiths.
VANS OLD SKOOL
A skate classic and '90s favourite (Julia Roberts wears a pair in Notting Hill), fashion girls have recently been loving these suede trainers in burnt orange and red hues.
From suits to dresses, these look good with everything and feel like you're walking on a cloud. Don't let the white material deter you either—they just get cooler with each wear.