High tops have always been a statement fashion essential across the skateboarding and ‘indie’ scene and here at Standout, we’ve seen high tops consistently remain in fashion throughout the years with new, reinvented styles. Take a look at our guide to wearing high top trainers for men, so you can jump on the timeless trend effortlessly.
What to wear with high tops
High tops are one of the most versatile types of trainers and can be easily paired with a whole variety of looks and styles. Here at Standout, we love styling high tops with our leading range of menswear, so we’ve put together some killer tips on how you can match the classic pair of trainers with just about any style of outfit.
Wearing high tops with shorts
With summer in full swing, summer shorts take the top spot at the forefront of our wardrobes. From jean shorts to jersey sweats, regardless of your preference, we all have a staple pair of shorts to bring out when the temperatures soar. Shorts are a great match for high top trainers, whether you decide to team them with our classic vans high top checkerboard trainers to add a striking pattern to your outfit, or a clean cut white high top trainer from Gstar for a cooler, contemporary look. Complete the look with a pair of Lacoste white sports socks and a statement making t-shirt, like the graphic blue crew neck t-shirt from GStar, to tie the whole outfit together and create a fresh look that will beat the heat in style. Have a look at our selection of shorts here at Standout.
Wearing your hi-tops with Chinos
Chinos are your best bet when it comes to creating a look with high tops that works for a casual evening occasion. Showcase your high tops by turning up the bottom of your chinos, add a classic check shirt, such as our Standout favourite navy check from Scotch & Soda and a lightweight jacket to finish off your whole look – and you’re ready for wherever the night may take you. Take a look at our collection of chinos at Standout.
Wearing your hi-tops with Jeans
Never underestimate the power of a simplistic pair of jeans. A simple, yet understated staple in every man’s wardrobe, a classic pair of jeans make it effortlessly simple to put together a stylish look with minimum effort required. A top Standout tip for our readers, is to match the colour of your high tops with your t-shirt, a simplistic pair of jeans and pair with a statement making denim jacket on top, such as our popular Levi’s Gear Box Trucker. Discover our must-have jeans collection.
Standout High Tops Style Guide:
Keep reading to discover more inspiration for styling high top trainers, as our team at Standout have put together some complete outfit style guides for our readers, to keep ahead of the high top trend.
Classic Vans Style
Vans are a staple, popular choice of trainer – with high tops rising to popularity after originally appealing to skaters. However, over the years, Vans have become a lot more commercialised and both men and women alike sport Vans shoes and Vans clothing as fashion staples, as opposed to sportswear.
This classic ‘Vans look’ is one of our favourite trends at Standout, pairing the Vans black hightops with a staple pair of skinny black jeans from G-star is an effortlessly stylish look that deserves a place in any man’s wardrobe. Complete our recommended look with a Vans Sweatshirt, featuring a bold Vans logo across the front.
The Casual Look
Staying true to the classic, minimal effort fashion trend that helped Vans gain such popularity over the years, we’ve put together a laid back, go-to outfit that compliments a pair of Vans navy high tops perfectly. Skinny jeans will always draw attention to your footwear, with them being tight around your ankles, so it’s important to be mindful of the shoes you’re wearing – and sporting a killer pair of Vans high tops will help you stay stylish no matter the occasion. Complete the casual inspired look by pairing your navy high tops with a pair of Sik Silk washed out ripped skinny jeans, matched up with a cool, graphic tee from Religion.
Keeping it Retro
Patterned shirts, shell jackets and vintage-style tracksuits are popular retro-inspired trends that have recently gained popularity across leading menswear retailers and here at Standout, we have a great guide on how to keep things retro. Try the retro style at Standout with our Vans classic checkerboard high top trainers paired with white jogger bottoms from Ellesse. Upgrade your look and add a vibrant pop of colour with the retro-inspired Sergio Tacchini block red light bomber jacket. However you choose to embrace the retro trend, we’re sure you can find your favourite outfit with us here at Standout.
Smart and Refined
Whilst high top trainers are championed as a casual choice of footwear, Standout customers can step up their style a notch with Ed Hardy’s premium range of high top, leather trainers. Sporting their signature tiger embroidery on the side of the shoe, the Ed Hardy high tops are the perfect pair of trainers to add both style and sophistication to an outfit. Pair with a contrasting light, slim fit chino from Gant and a smart, long-sleeve shirt from G-star, to take a simplistic outfit to ‘going out’ level stylish in a flash.
Discover your favourite pair of high top trainers here at Standout clothing.