Nothing could really go wrong with a pair of classic white sneakers – toss them on with jeans for a casual fit, or match your elegant dress with a pair of chunky white sneakers for an edgier street-style. However, colourful and pastel sneakers are making a statement of their own and you should really hop on this trend.
Pastel sneakers, from high tops to plimsolls, flaunt a cheerful range of designs. Some of them have a single pastel tone throughout, whilst others boast a lovely rainbow of soft colours, but all of them add an easy splash of colour to your fit.
If you’re ready to spruce up your fit with a pair of new pastel sneakers, then read on because we share some style ideas with you, plus the most gorgeous ones that we’ve got our eyes on too!
How to style pastel sneakers
If you’re not sure how to style a pair of colourful kicks, take your cue from celebs and influencers who’ve been spotted wearing vibrant outfits, complete with bright sneakers of course, on the ‘gram.
Wear the same colour in your outfit
For pastel sneakers with a single colour, you can find the perfect fit by adding the same colour to your outfit.
@oliviabynature styles her pastel green sneakers with a pair of more muted green bottoms. With an additional sprinkle of green floral patterns on her sweater, she ties the entire look together.
@palinaroza takes it all the way by dressing head to toe in purple – even her phone case and bag don’t stray from the colour theme.
Switch it up with different shades
While you can match the colour of your sneakers with the same exact pastel hue in your fit, remember also that you can mix things up by choosing a shade that’s lighter or darker, as well as more vibrant or muted. That way, you have many more ways to parade your pastel kicks with style.
@thehypemodel styles her pearlescent pink sneakers two ways: one, with a muted pink, checked skirt and top, and two, with a bright salmon pink blouse. Depending on whether you’re going for a bolder or more relaxed fit, you can pick the colour hues to go with your sneakers the same way.
Have fun with a rainbow of colours
If you’re choosing pastel sneakers that don’t just boast one cheerful tone but a plethora of them, then feel free to pick out any colour on your shoes and wear it in your outfit.
@jinglengstyle pairs her Nike pastel sneakers with a light purple top and pink outerwear, the colours mirroring the similar purple and pink tones she wears on her feet.
The bubblegum Jordan 1 Atmosphere sneakers marry a soft pink with a bolder, deep blue, and @thehypemodel styles them with clothes in the same navy and pastel colour theme – gorgeous.
Throw in some contrasting colours for a bolder style
While having overlapping colours in your clothes and pastel sneakers give a beautiful, harmonious look, you can also choose to up the ante on a dynamic style by throwing some contrasting tones into your fit.
Just look at Zendaya who rocks an elegant emerald gown with chunky mustard New Balance kicks.
Or, be inspired by Hailey Bieber’s summery style. She pairs her vibrant yellow sneakers with a bright green, strawberry dress. But to still bring her entire fit together, she also accessorises with a sunny yellow bucket hat – a perfect match with her colourful kicks.
Don’t forget to get creative with socks
Your socks can also contribute to your outfit’s overall vibe. Whether you want to add more colours to the mix with a mismatched set or keep it simple with a pair of neutral-coloured ones, just remember that there are lots to play around with!
Top picks of pastel sneakers in Singapore
Puma pastel sneakers
Puma Cruise Rider GL Women’s Sneakers
These pair of pastel sneakers feature the colours Puma white and eggshell blue. They even come with ombré laces and soles for an extra beautiful wash of colour.
Shop Puma Cruise Rider GL Women’s Sneakers for S$70 instead of S$140 on Puma.
Puma Cali Dream Pastel Women’s Sneakers
On Wednesdays, we wear pink, from head all the way down to our toes. The Puma Cali Dream Pastel Women’s Sneakers feature thick soles and a chalk pink palette, so you can a street-style silhouette in soft shades.
Shop Puma Cali Dream Pastel Women’s Sneakers for S$150 on Puma.
New Balance pastel sneakers
New Balance 237 Trainers in white and pastel pink
Another pair of pink pastel sneakers, these New Balance trainers are embellished with suede for a muted style.
Shop New Balance 237 Trainers in white and pastel pink for S$125.06 instead of S$138.95 on ASOS.
New Balance 574 trainers in pastel yellow
We’ll never grow tired of New Balance’s classic sneaker silhouette. These pastel sneakers are inspired by the brand’s 80s heritage running designs but with a modern twist. Add the sunny yellow hues, and you get a super fresh style.
Shop New Balance 574 trainers in pastel yellow for S$133.39 instead of S$148.22 on ASOS.
New Balance 57/40 trainers in off-white and coral
Soft coral pastel sneakers with bright streaks of blue, yellow, and green? These New Balance trainers are upping the edge on a soft pastel palette, so you can flaunt bold shades at the same time.
Shop New Balance 57/40 trainers in off-white and coral for S$140.81 instead of S$176.01, exclusively on ASOS.
Nike pastel sneakers
Nike Air Max 96 II trainers in white and pastel purple
These Nike Air Max 96 trainers have a to-die-for chunky silhouette that’ll look casually edgy when paired with any of your outfits. How more can we resist, especially when they’re designed with subtle lavender and eye-catching yellow hues?
Shop Nike Air Max 96 II trainers in white and pastel purple for S$264.01 instead of S$$277.81 on ASOS.
Nike Dunk Low “Easter” sneakers
These Nike sneakers are designed with not just one, but a multitude of pastel colours for extra good vibes! As if each shoe doesn’t boast enough cheerful shades, the pair of trainers are also mismatched – the back of one side is baby blue while the other is a soft pink – for an even more playful fit.
Shop Nike Dunk Low “Easter” sneakers for S$326 on FarFetch.
Nike Dunk Low Pro sneakers Strangelove
Skateboarder or not, you can own these unique soft pastel pink sneakers that are shot through with colours of Bright Melon as well as Gym Red, a product born out of the collaboration between StrangeLove Skateboards and Nike.
With velvet and suede textures, plus a detailed StrangeLove logo embroidery at the shoe’s heel, you’ll be strutting a style like no other.
Shop Nike Dunk Low Pro sneakers Strangelove for S$2,862 on FarFetch.
Vans pastel sneakers
Vans UA SK8 Hi trainers in lilac
Black and white might be a classic Vans style, but why not make a brand-new statement with its plush high tops in lilac?
Shop Vans UA SK8 Hi trainers in lilac for S$111.16 instead of S$138.95 on ASOS.
Vans Super ComfyCush Old Skool Sneakers in aquatic
Waiting for a pair of high platform pastel sneakers to make an appearance on our list? Well, we’re going first with the Vans Super ComfyCush Old Skool Sneakers! Since Vans sneakers are known for their shock-absorbing soles and ultra-supportive designs, you’ll be able to show off this pair’s cool aquatic blue tones in total comfort.
Shop Vans Super ComfyCush Old Skool Sneakers in aquatic for S$131.35 instead of S$139 on Zalora.
Superga pastel sneakers
Superga 2750 Shaded Lace White-Candy
The pastel shades that only show up on the soles and laces of the Superga 2750 Shaded Lace White-Candy sneakers give a teasing peek of colour whilst letting you keep classic white on your feet.
Shop Superga 2750 Shaded Lace White-Candy S$89.90 on Superga.
Superga 2750 Gradient Print Pastel Rainbow
Pastels can come in ombré too! The Superga 2750 has a light pastel gradient that’s reminiscent of milky popsicles and soft cotton candy.
Shop Superga 2750 Gradient Print Pastel Rainbow for S$89.90 on Superga.
Superga 2790 Shaded Platform Sneaker
Another pair of sneakers that tease with a hint of soft pastel yet stick to a classic white design, the Superga 2790 Shaded Platform Sneakers takes these muted shades, literally, to new heights.
Shop Superga 2790 Shaded Platform Sneaker for S$88.74 instead of S$121.51 on Revolve.
Adidas pastel sneakers
Adidas Originals Forum bold trainers in colour drench lilac
Really, these pastel sneakers from Adidas are drenched from shoe, shoelace, to platforms in luxurious lilac. Pair them with other tones of purple in your outfit or make a surprising statement with a contrasting cheerful yellow!
Shop Adidas Originals Forum bold trainers in colour drench lilac for S$125.98 instead of S$157.48 on ASOS.
You can also buy these pastel sneakers in pink for S$118.11 instead of S$157.48 on ASOS.
Adidas Originals Forum Low trainers in white and mint
Style these pastel mint sneakers like how @oliviabynature pairs her green Nike trainers: with a pair of light green pants and some hints of green in your top. This design is as fresh as iced mint-infused water on a hot summer’s day!
Shop Adidas Originals Forum Low trainers in white and mint for S$125.98 instead of S$148.22 on ASOS.
Adidas Originals ZX Wavian trainers
With a mix of light pastel and vibrant colour details, the Adidas Originals ZX Wavian sneakers are a playful pair to wear on your feet. Since they also have an off-white base colour, there are so many ways to make these bold-silhouetted shoes work: add hints of lilac, sunny yellows, or baby blues in your outfit for a light-hearted style.
Shop Adidas Originals ZX Wavian trainers for S$149.61 instead of S$176.01 on ASOS.
Stradivarius pastel sneakers
Stradivarius Chunky Trainer in tonal pastel colourblock
Barcelona brand, Stradivarius, doesn’t just offer stylish fits for clothes, they have a selection of kicks for you to shop. These pastel sneakers are for those who can’t bear to part with their neutrals yet are desire a little pop of colour in their outfit.
The cream colours, stacked with a happy splash of pastel purple, yellow and pink, make these kicks the perfect ones for you.
Shop Stradivarius chunky trainer in tonal pastel colourblock for S$44.37 on ASOS.
Featured image credit: @palinaroza, @oliviabynature on Instagram
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