Contrary to popular belief, sneakers can be plenty chic for places outside the gym. Observe street style stars, celebrities, and fashion bloggers wearing them all over Instagram, and you’ll be ready to stock up on your own collection of cool kicks. First stop: high-tops. Whether you’re styling them with a pair of sports pants and a crop top or your favorite floral dress, high-tops have a way of making an outfit look more effortless and casual—perfect timing, since the athleisure trend hit hard a few seasons ago, and isn’t going anywhere.
Ahead, meet our favorite pairs of high-top sneakers to buy now—plus, tons of ideas for how to wear them.
Dolce Vita Tate blush suede slip on sneakers, $132 at TOBI
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high top sneakers, $60 at Shopbop
Nasty Gal Up Top vegan leather sneakers, $50 at Nasty Gal
Madewell Vans Unisex Sk8-Hi Reissue high top sneakers in oxford pink leather, $80 at Madewell
TOBI Jordana black patent leather high top sneakers, $56 at TOBI
Zara flora high-top sneakers, $70 at Zara
Vans Unisex Sk8-Hi Reissue high-top sneakers in sesame leather, $75 at Madewell
Comme des Garcons Play Off-White Converse, $125 at Ssense
Converse All Star Woodmark canvas high-top sneakers, $75 at Selfridges & Co
NIKE The Reimagined Air Force Rebel XX suede and leather high top sneakers, $160 at Net-a-Porter
Reebok Freestyle high-top sneakers, $125 at Italist
FENTY x PUMA Trainer mid sneakers, $170 at Shopbop