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Sneaker trends we’re loving in 2021

Category: fashion and beauty

Put your best foot forward with the latest sneaker trends that are available at Stockland Merrylands.

Can you kick it? Yes, you can, in style with the latest sneaker trends. From retro classics making a comeback to timeless silhouettes that never go out of style, and fresh colours pumping a dose of joy into your wardrobe, this is how to put your best foot forward in 2021. 

To make sure you have the look down pat from head to toe, we spoke to creative force Bianca Beers who spills her styling tips and go-to outfits. She’ll also be visiting Stockland Merrylands in the coming weeks for Street Style Sessions (non-ticketed) and Art Classes (ticketed) so you can experience her flair for yourself. 

The Throwback Sneaker


Hype Dc Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage  $139.99, Platypus Shoes Asics Sportstyle Mens Japan Sneaker $120, Platypus Shoes Vans Slip On Checkerboard $109.99, Rebel New Balance 373 Womens Casual Shoes $99.99, Hype DC Campaign Image 


What’s old is new again and taken to the next level! Sneakerheads are all about the retro vibes, putting pieces from the past at the forefront of modern style. Take the Nike Blazer which first came into play on the basketball courts of the 70s, and has seen a recent resurgence in trending colourways. Likewise, the classic Vans slip-ons initially rose to fame in the late 70s Californian skateboard scene, hitting the mainstream when it appeared in the film Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and has endured for more than 40 years to be a sought-after shoe today. “Everything I wanted to see come back, has,” says Bianca, including the chunky sneaker, which has put New Balance firmly on the map with the ‘dad shoe’ making a firm resurgence in recent years!

The Everyday Easy Sneaker

Foot Locker Converse Chuck Taylor All Star $100, Foot Locker Puma Cali Sport $150, Hype DC TRETORN TOURNAMENT Sneaker $199.99, Hype DC Veja Esplar $159.99, Platypus Shoes Campaign Image 

When you have places to be, people to see, or little ones on the run, all you need is a timeless sneaker to pop on and complete your look with effortless style. A pared-back white shoe is perfect to embrace no fuss fashion at its finest, and the best part? All your favourite brands sport one! From a classic Converse, to a chunky Puma, and celebrity-favourite Veja, they’re the easiest way to add an element of street-style to your look. “Say you’re wearing a dress, you could pair it with a fitted cap, a bum bag, or some crisp white sneakers,” says Bianca. “Immediate win!”

The Pop Of Colour Sneaker

Hype DC ON CLOUD MONOCHROME $199.99, JD Sports adidas Originals x Disney Rex Stan Smith $150, Platypus Shoes Nike Air Max Excee $140, Rebel New Balance 680 Womens Running Shoe $149.99, JD Sports Campaign Image

Put some pep in your step with a splash of colour on your kicks! Not only will it have all eyes on you, but it actually comes down to a science – dopamine dressing is the easiest way to burst you into a good mood. A slick Nike Air Max will have you walking on sunshine, or opt for the adidas Originals x Disney, Stan Smith Collection for colour off the big screen. As for styling, Bianca is all about making it your own. “Once I get sneakers, I immediately lace them the ‘proper’ retro way and then sometimes draw a little 'B' on them to mark them as my own,” she says. “Once they're good to wear, I like to pair them with a dress for some spicy juxtaposition, a baggy tee and bike shorts, or a matching sweat fit.” 


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