We’ve seen so many trends come and go when it comes to footwear, but Fila seem to have well and truly broken the mould. The ‘ugly trainer’ trend has taken all corners of the world by storm for the past year, cropping up in fashion shows globally and being worn by A-list celebs on the red carpet.
With this trend being such a statement it can be hard to know what to wear with such a stand-out item. We have a great range of Fila’s chunky trainers here at Standout and we’ve decided to help you out by putting together a few new style tips and some outfit inspiration for this ever-growing trend.
Fila are known for being retro in their own right so why not start with a classic 90’s sportswear inspired look. These Fila Vintage 94 trainers with red and navy accent pannells are the perfect match for this Banda Anniston Marine Blue Tracksuit from Kappa. This is a great outfit for those chilled days – a great retro combo teamed with a statement shoe.
Embrace athleisure with this Ellesse dark green matching set and Vintage Fila 94 trainers. This outfit is great for guys with a sporty style, mixing comfort and practicality for those training days. Don’t worry if green is not your colour, Ellesse also have this set in blue and pink so picking your favourite match for your vintage shoes won’t be difficult, allowing you to stay right on trend.
Day to Day
Confidence is key when wearing these chunky ‘dad’ trainers. You want to wear the shoe and not have it wear you, with it being such a statement style trend. We all have a pair of skinny jeans and a white tee in our wardrobes so why not transform a basic outfit into a statement and pair them up with your new Fila kicks? Add a PUFFA jacket to top off the outfit in this unpredictable spring weather. Keeping with the blue accent on the shoe will tie your whole outfit together.
From Day to Night
Rock this trend from the moment you wake up to the moment you get home no matter the occasion. Going from work to drinks with friends? This is the outfit for you. Showcasing those vintage Fila trainers paired with chinos and a shirt gives you the smart casual style that goes from a work look to a social look with no additions needed. The addition of a biker jacket completes the look from head to toe.
For those of us who love the dark side of fashion, Fila have gifted us with the ultimate chunky trainer, the f Disruptor. Switch up Fila’s traditional white and red colour pallet with a pair of super skinny jeans, courtesy of G-star and a simple black polo to create the perfect fit for these black Fila trainers. Add a denim jacket to top it off, if Fila’s trends are here to stay, so is double denim.
The Holiday Look
Don’t be scared to pack those Fila trainers for your holiday. Here at Standout we’ve found the perfect holiday outfit for you. We are all guilty of having a soft spot for a patterned shirt so why not pair them up with some denim shorts and rock the beach this summer. A clean cut look that’s bound to get noticed wherever you’re jet setting.