I haven't worn Nikes to the gym in a minute - the fact that I haven't stepped foot in a gym in over a year is a conversation for another day. What I would like to address is the fact that I'm wearing Nike sneakers just about everywhere else. Fashion is still rightfully sneaker-obsessed. There's nothing more comfortable on our feet, and thanks to designer iterations from Virgil Abloh, Balenciaga, and Chanel, they've also never so prominently been featured on the runway or in high fashion. So you can - and we do - feel free to mix them with athleisure, a day dress, and even a suit.
While I admit, I have a thing for designer sneakers (Isabel Marant makes a very good pair), I always come back to Nikes, thanks to their versatility, affordability, and staying power. Dressed in Nikes, you need not wonder if you've got on the right footwear, you just know they look cool with just about anything - yes, even a tulle skirt.
If you need convincing, I've curated some of our favorite outfits. The ones that'll stop you in your tracks, and as you try to trace what exactly makes them so covetable, you'll notice those Nikes. Effortless, even when they're bright or bolder than classic Cortez styles, they seem to say, "I'm chill, my outfit's chill - and maybe I did or didn't go to the gym today."
Let the outfits ahead inspire you.