It’s been a long time since sneakers broke out of the sports courts and into the urban jungle. Since then, the super cool cousin of the footwear family has become a fashion lovers’ dream.

You can wear sneakers for just about every occasion (given the right pair of course). And there’s no doubt about it – high-fashion brands have upped their designer sneaker game.

It’s all about streamlined, minimalist styles. We’re talking sneakers like adidas’ Yeezy Boost 350. With the all-black version due to drop August 22, this much-hyped pair should certainly not be confined to the weekend. And if you’re thinking about wearing sneakers for your office job, just like the new Yeezys, keep it understated. Leave that trendsettingly bold pattern and print for the weekend, stick to a sleek, simple style and you can’t go wrong. In collaboration with Lyst we’ve matched sneakers with workplace and taken all the stress out of dressing down.

 

 

Calling everyone from architects to artists, sneakers in the creative space need to have personality but should not try too hard. Look for sneakers with subtle details like textured panels and tonal colour. Make them low, leather and lace-up. Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smiths, Vans’ newly released ‘Leather and Wool’ collection and Prada’s calf-leather sneakers have got this down.

Techies require no-fuss dressing with comfort at the top of their priority list. Stick to a palette of midnight blue, jet black or charcoal grey and you’ll look as professional as your co-worker does in brogues. Balenciaga’s monochrome slip-on sneakers and Sneakersnstuff x Vans’ Stockholm crepes are can’t-fail options that tick all the right boxes.

Impressions count in the legal workspace so choose wisely here. With suits reigning supreme, sneakers need to be super sleek so make patent leather your material of choice. Designed for those who are used to luxury investments, designer sneakers from Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Gucci are polished enough to set off your smart tailoring adding an up to date vibe.

 

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