Celebs Love These Affordable Trainers—7 Ways to Wear Them This Season

There’s no feeling quite like falling head over heels for an item you’ve spotted on a celebrity or influencer only to find said item and realise it’s got a hefty price tag attached. I can’t splurge on designer items often (or ever) and instead favour a trusty few high-street brands that are worthy of my investment and vintage or second-hand shops. So when A-list fashion folks champion an affordable design and give it their longed-for stamp of approval, I feel all kinds of excitement.

This time around, celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Olivia Wilde (maybe you’ve heard of them?) are embracing an already-established design: Adidas Gazelle trainers. At around the £75 mark, they sit at the lower end of the trainer spectrum price-wise, making them accessible to those of us not on a film-star or supermodel salary. Plus, not only are they purse friendly, but these trainers also get big bonus points for how comfortable and stylish they are.

Generally, we’re seeing them styled in casual weekend looks that are, luckily for us, easy to re-create, but we’ve also spotted them in some streetwear-inspired ensembles at fashion week as well as a handful of smarter, tailoring-heavy outfits. See for yourself—keep scrolling for our top Adidas Gazelle outfits of late.

Style Notes: Kendall Jenner gives her Gazelles a ’70s spin by styling them with wide-leg jeans and a knitted vest.

Wear it as a vest layered over basic T-shirts or as a top tucked into denim.

This shape is going to be everywhere over the next few months.

Navy is a safe bet if you’re buying your first pair of Gazelles.

Style Notes: It’s always refreshing when someone takes a tried-and-tested outfit formula and injects something unexpected into it. Case in point: Olivia Wilde’s sunflower-yellow Gazelles.

The satin seriously elevates this simple black blazer, but Olivia Wilde proves it can be everyday appropriate.

If the double rip feels too risky for a British winter, consider wearing tights underneath.

Happy feet.

Style Notes: I’ll forever be a fan of all-black outfits, but sometimes they can feel a little heavy. This look from Lindsey Holland overcomes that problem by going the bare-leg, short-sleeve route. Chuck on a camel trench coat if it’s nippy out.

You can’t go wrong with a boxy black tee.

This miniskirt is also destined to be styled with knee-high boots.

Classic and seasonless. What’s not to love?

Style Notes: If you’re trying to steer clear of top-to-toe black, style winter whites together like Francesca Saffari did. So fresh, so cool.

I bet this feels impossibly soft against the skin. 

White jeans are a handy staple year-round. Think about how good these will look with a sparkly top come party season.

Fans of all-white sneakers can join in on the Gazelle movement, too.

Style Notes: The contrasting prints and graphic elements make this a standout look—and the noughties streetwear influences are clear. I’m in love! 

Why not double up on the brand? This long sleeve T-shirt is just what my weekend wardrobe needs.

This skirt brings me back to the galaxy-print craze of the early 2010s, and I’m not mad about it.

Jewel tones are big this season, and this feels like an easy way to tap into the trend.

Style Notes: The quickest and most effective way to dress town tailoring? Add in a pair of fuss-free trainers. Danielle Bernstein has done just that, and I love the result. 

This blazer is perfectly cinched in at the waist.

No, we’re still not over H&M’s wide-leg trousers. And in the colour of the season? Yes, please.

Pair with all your favourite neutral looks.

Style Notes: Influencer extraordinaire Alyssa Coscarelli styles her Gazelle trainers with a vintage ruffled skirt and a plain white tank for a relaxed yet impactful look. Note to self: Search for a similar skirt ASAP.

Reformation is fast becoming one of my favourite brands for sustainable staples.

The ultimate lounge-about-the-house, pop-out-to-Tesco look.

If you’re in a position to splurge, don’t miss out on this killer Adidas x Gucci collab.

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