These Trainers Are 2020's Answer to Stan Smiths

Over the last 12 months the athleisure trend has definitely waned in popularity. The proliferation of boldly branded track pants and sports leggings is declining in favour of matching trackie sets in muted tones and split-hem leggings paired with elegant mules. However, sneakers still remain popular. After everyone and their gran was wearing Stan Smiths (thanks to Phoebe Philo), it was the turn of "ugly" and bold sneakers, with Balenciaga's Triple S and Louis Vuitton's Archlight styles ruling the scene. Today's favoured sneaker is, I think, somewhere in between.

Seen at Copenhagen Fashion Week on mega-influencer Pernille Teisbaek, the New Balance 990v5s have become the fashion set's sneaker of choice. The 990v5s adhere to the more quiet tones for the coming season and were originally created in 1982. The style gives off a dad sneaker vibe and are still chunky without being ostentatious. Wear them with jeans and a blazer for the Princess Di look or just pair with your favourite printed dress. Keep scrolling on how to style yours, and then shop our edit of the best New Balance sneakers.

Style Notes: Confused about what shoes to wear with split-hem leggings? Wonder no more. 

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Style Notes: Wear some eye-catching socks and your favourite skirt and puffer coat. 

Style Notes: New Balance are the sort of sneakers that look unexpectedly good with smart tailored suits. 

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Style Notes: If in doubt, just clash your prints and add the sneakers. 

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

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