While the staple sneakers you currently have in your closet probably pair just fine with that dark raw denim you’ve been gradually breaking in, we think you could do better. Give your new favorite pants a different vibe by trading in your shoes for some emerald blue sneakers.
The Alta Mid Shoes by Ransom are made with long hair suede uppers that look rich and warm and are sure to make a statement. On the lighter side, offerings from Athletic Propulsion Labs and Native Shoes feature tech savvy woven uppers mounted on nearly weightless Eva soles. And The Hill-Side has an iteration that is almost guaranteed to be nothing like you currently own – the Bridge Mid is not only inspired by a rare US military “Delta shoe” from the early 1970s, they are also ethically made in Japan at one of the world’s oldest sneaker factories.
With deep dark denim and some sneakers to match, on top your options are plentiful. Downplay the look by wearing an easy-going black or white tee, or try a mid-weight denim shirt, like this one by J.Crew. A slim crewneck sweatshirt could easily be the finishing touch to the outfit, no matter how many layers you decide to work underneath.