15 Ways To Update Your Classic Nikes Style

Chances are, you have a pair (or many pairs) of Nikes in your closet. After all, the classic all-white sneaker has become a wardrobe staple in the last few years thanks to its versatility, comfort, and style, and it's no secret that the Nike Air Force 1 helped set this trend. In the world of athletic brands and athleisure apparel, Nike reigns supreme, but fashion lovers also can't get enough of their products.

Whether you love your Air Force 1s, prefer to rock your Jordans, are a fan of Dunks, or love the classic Air Max styling, there is a pair of Nike kicks for everyone. Sneakerheads know that Nike is and always will be at the forefront of fashion and has been setting trends for decades, but for those just leaning into sneaker style, it can be a bit more difficult to style these looks.

If you've decided you want to up your sneaker game or simply want to wear your classic Nikes outside of the gym, we can help. Check out 15 ways to update your classic Nike style to take you from the gym to the club in comfort and style.

Spring for a floral mini-dress

You don't have to sacrifice comfort in the name of style anymore thanks to the endless style options Nike has available. This floral mini dress looks effortlessly cool when worn with a pair of Nikes in a similar shade. Make sneakers work with your favorite dress by wearing them with a pair of cute socks and a matching ball cap, and you'll have a comfortable outfit that's perfect for any occasion.

Pair with a sweatsuit

The sweatsuit is having a moment right now, and we're here for it. If you're looking for a casual outfit that is as cool as it is comfortable, look no further than a matching sweatsuit. Oversize sweatpants and a cute crew neck sweatshirt look great when worn with your go-to bright white Nikes. Air Force 1s are a fan favorite, but any style would look great with this outfit. 

Create a casual monochrome fit

Monochromatic outfits are rising in popularity not only because they're easy to put together but also because they always look great. Whether you're dressing up or down, choosing monochromatic tones can make you look taller, thinner, and totally put together. Swap out the standard heels or sandals for Nikes to wear with your monochromatic outfit for a look that is smart, chic, and versatile.

Keep it cute and comfy

With so many different styles and colors available, there's a Nike shoe for everyone and every occasion. Whether you're grabbing brunch with friends, heading out on a day date or just running some errands, you can't go wrong with a cute, cropped sweater, cutoff denim shorts, and matching Nikes.

Make a street smart statement

These Nike Air More Uptempos are the ultimate in street-style coolness. These oversized kicks will make a statement with any outfit thanks to their basketball shoe styling and noticeable branding. We love them worn with a matching branded tracksuit but think they'd look amazing paired with a miniskirt or shorts, too.

Color coordinate with your kicks

Who says you can't take your Nikes to the office? There's no need to switch shoes after your commute when you can color-coordinate your outfit and have it look this fierce! Pink Nikes are the perfect complement to this fuchsia top worn with leather leggings. The white blazer adds the perfect professional touch to this color-coordinated outfit.

Add an accent

Your shoes don't have to be a supporting character in your outfit when they're meant to be the star of the show. If you're looking for a way to stand out and want to give the monochromatic look a rest, choose your Nikes wisely. These Air Jordan 4 Retro sneakers in canyon purple are just the shoe to add that pop of color to any outfit.

Max it out

Nike Air Max is one of the brand's most popular shoes. They look great both on and off the court and even have their own day. March 26 is Air Max Day when Nike celebrates the creation of the iconic shoe and launches new releases that sneakerheads can't wait to get their hands on. These La Ville Lumière Nike Air Max 1s look so good when paired with a casual outfit of jeans and a ruffle-sleeve top.

Opt for an oversize flannel

A great way to update any casual outfit is to put a spin on an oversized flannel by pairing it with Nikes. This cute athletic outfit of bike shorts and matching crop top would look great by itself with a pair of Nike running shoes, but adding an oversized flannel adds a different vibe that takes this look from gym wear to out and about with ease.

Go chic with cut-offs and a cap

How cute are these Air Jordan 4 Retros in military black? This is a great shoe thanks to the neutral color blocking but also because it's a classic Nike style. These look even better styled with a pair of cutoff denim shorts, an oversized blazer, a crop top, and a matching ball cap for a chic, casual daytime look.

Hit the club

You don't have to torture your feet in stilettos to look fire when you're out at the club anymore! Look how gorgeous these Nike high tops are when paired with a bright, bodycon dress. Not only will you look stunning, but you'll be able to dance the night away and not hate your feet the next day.

Layer in style for travel

If you're a girlie who loves to be comfortable when traveling but also wants to look stylish and ready for anything, these crisp, white Air Max Dawns with a black swoosh are the shoe for you. Wear them with a matching sweat suit, trench coat, cute ball cap, and sunnies for a look that will make everyone think you're an influencer. 

Make a monochrome gym fit

Elevate your gym fit by going full monochrome. If you're unsure how to rock those orange Air Zoom Alphafly shoes you've got in the closet, let this picture be all the inspiration you need. It can be hard to get motivated to hit the gym, so adding some fun shoes and a fire outfit can help.

Pair with a midi dress

This is a casual, street-style outfit that anyone can pull off, and trendy sneakers are one of the right shoes to wear with midi skirts. This basic black midi dress pairs perfectly with these Jordan 1s, but adding a jacket in the same colors as the kicks ties the look together. This is an outfit that could be worn to the office and then right out for dinner or drinks after.

Go for elevated athleisure

Athleisurewear has come a long way over the last few years. People are prioritizing comfort but not at the expense of personal style, and this look shows you can have both. A cute pair of joggers and a fitted tank worn with a classic pair of white and black Nikes is a classic look that is chic while still casual.