Like us, our favorite stars are obsessed with sneakers — the kind you probably won't sport at the gym. Can you blame them? These kicks are the comfiest way to turn our just-running-errands outfits into something a lot cooler. But that's not all they're good for — high-tops have also proved a perfect alternative to heels for a night out. The proof of their styling power is right here: looks from Kate Bosworth, Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts, and more of the celebrity crowd who have been working the trendy footwear into a myriad of slick ensembles. This is your chance to steal the look — and shop your own pair. Just click on for a celebrity lookbook brimming with inspiration, then be sure to shop our editors' picks.
Miranda Kerr and Flynn Bloom hit the gym together in LA wearing matching striped tops. The model opted for a black-and-white striped v-neck tee, black leggings, and black Isabel Marant high-top sneakers. She then kicked up her workout style via this black Givenchy satchel ($2,405) and retro-style round sunglasses. Whether you're heading to the gym or just running errands, mimic Miranda's look by matching a classic striped tee with black leggings, high-top sneakers, then finishing off with a statement designer bag and shades.
Eva Mendes went grocery shopping in LA, wearing a casual cool outfit that proves that the high-top sneaker trend is going strong through 2013. The actress started her look with a navy sweater and a black tank, then finished with torn boyfriend jeans and these Isabel Marant sneakers ($640). For accessories, she carried a vintage-inspired tan crossbody bag and black cat-eye sunglasses. Mimic Eva's latest look by matching up your boyfriend jeans with sneakers, then get cozy up top with your favorite sweater.
Model Irina Shayk was spotted strolling the chilly streets of NYC looking cozy and cool in a fur-collar leather jacket, a pair of loose-fitting black pants, and black high-top sneakers. She then completed her bundled-up outfit via black flat-top sunglasses and a Louis Vuitton backpack. What we love most about this look is that it combines sporty with luxe in the most effortless way. Re-create Irina's latest ensemble by pairing your fur-collar leather jacket with baggy black pants and high-top sneakers, then finish off with a designer handbag and cool shades for extra oomph.
There were many standout accessories that celebrities showed off this year — wide-brim fedoras, top designer handbags, cat-eye sunglasses — but the one that swept the top slot was the sneaker. Everyone from Marion Cotillard to Gisele Bundchen to Irina Shayk to many more famous faces wore their favorite sporty sneakers from the likes of Isabel Marant and Ash with everything from jeans to leather pants to dresses to skirts. We have yet to see if the trend will live on in 2013, but in the meantime, take a look back at all the celebs that sported sneakers in 2012.
We're used to seeing Pippa Middleton in dresses and tweed, but during a recent London stroll, she showed off a sportier ensemble. Up top Pippa wore a black boatneck top with a black biker Sandro jacket that made quite the badass statement. Then on bottom she sported dark-blue skinny jeans with a pair of black high-top sneakers also by Sandro. For accessories, Pippa chose oversize sunglasses and a black and purple Loewe satchel. Re-create Pippa's sporty cool outfit by investing in a biker jacket, then matching it with trendy high-top sneakers.
Ashlee Simpson bundled up in an olive fur-trim Sandro coat and leopard Golden Goose sneakers ($560) while walking hand in hand with her son, Bronx, in NYC. Ashlee's textured topper and peppered Neff beanie ($17) kept her warm, while her plum ankle-zip denim added a pop of color to her Fall-friendly look. Classic Ray-Ban wayfarers ($150), an Anita Ko rose gold arrow necklace, and a black fur shoulder bag completed her street-chic style. Take a lesson from Ashlee and style her exact kicks with a fur-trim coat, purple skinny jeans, and a celeb-approved topper for a day of errands.
Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted at LAX airport looking sporty cool in these Rich & Skinny burgundy skinny slit jeans ($198) and these Ash buckle sneakers ($185). She kept the rest of her travel style pretty simple, finishing off with a charcoal Vkoo sweater ($308), her gray Givenchy bag ($2,020), and Westward Leaning sunglasses. Score Alessandra's exact jeans to pair with everything from sneakers to boots to flats — the hue will inject major richness into your Fall wardrobe.
Alessandra Ambrosio kept the sporty trend going strong while strutting her svelte stuff in LA. The model paired printed skinny jeans by Siwy ($185) with a white tank and matching white Isabel Marant sneakers ($665). Ray-Ban aviators, a gold watch, a white beaded bracelet, and a delicate silver necklace served as cool accessories. She then added even more luxe via her gray crocodile Givenchy bag ($1,729). If it's too cold to wear a tank where you live, just throw on a cozy sweater and coat to top Alessandra's sporty chic.
Penelope Cruz and her son Leo Bardem arrived at the airport in France, and while little Leo's jacket was adorable, we can't stop staring at Penelope's statement coat. The actress completed her travel style via a brown v-neck tee, dark blue skinny jeans, a black bag, gray scarf, and the key accessory: her gray high-top sneakers. We love the mix of Penelope's chic brown coat and sporty shoes and think everyone should try it out this Fall. To get started, take your favorite coat and pair it with your favorite high-top sneakers. Finish with your best skinny jeans, a simple tee, and a contrasting scarf.