Move Over, Dad Sneakers—This Fall Sneaker Trend Reigns Supreme

So long, "dad" sneakers. It's been a good run, but I think it's finally time to part ways. As much as I wanted to love the chunky sneaker trend, I never really figured out how to wear them so I'll admit that I'm relieved to see a new sneaker trend starting to take their place. I'm starting to see retro sneakers, especially classic styles that have longevity, everywhere I look. With all the classic and "bourgeois" trends having a moment this fall, it's only right that the accompanying sneakers would be on the same page.

I've noticed that a growing number of celebs such as Alexa ChungKate Middleton, and Jessica Bosworth (not to mention all of the editors at Who What Wear) are getting behind the sneaker trend, a surefire sign that there's a trend brewing. And seeing as "dad" sneakers have been on the decline for a minute, we're excited to usher in some more timeless silhouettes to our sneaker collections. The specific styles defining the trend include Converse's cult-favorite high-tops and throwback styles like the Nike Cortez and Reebok Club C, all of which are celebrity-approved. Ahead, see how our favorite It girls are wearing the retro sneaker trend and then shop our top picks.

Style Tip: Style low-top sneakers with wide-leg trousers and a crisp white shirt for a cool off-duty look.

Style Tip: Pair the classic kicks with a romantic floral dress like Selena's Reformation frock.

Style Tip: Try out a '90s-inspired look like Kaia Gerber did and wear high-top sneakers with straight-leg jeans and a cropped cardigan.

Style Tip: Take a cue from Rihanna and invest in a pair of Nike's timeless Air Force 1 sneakers.

Style Tip: White sneakers pop against a minimalist black dress.

Style Tip: Update your airport style when you swap in a pair of these classic sneakers in place of sportier styles.

Style Tip: Two of fall's chicest "boring" trends—beige and check print—go flawlessly alongside retro sneakers.

Next, up: All the sneaker trends we're splitting up with.