Now we’ve said it once, and we will say it again! We’re fully on board for this New Balance 550 supremacy! (Well, perhaps not in those exact words, but you understand the sentiment.) It’s safe to say that the 550 is the shoe of the moment. They’ve been flying off our virtual shelves at a rate of knots, and we very much hope to see it carry on that way. We think it probably has to do with their unmatchable versatility, premium craftsmanship and fair price. Yeah, we’d say it’s definitely that.
So pleasantries over, you are here for a reason. Either you’re the proud owner of a shiny new pair of 550s and simply do not know where to start with styling them, or you are umming and ahhing about whether or not you should take the plunge. (We’re guessing your choice is entirely dependent on whether you think they will fit with your wardrobe?) Well, whichever predicament you find yourself in, we’re here to help! Sit back and let the styling inspo come to you.
New Balance 550 are frankly every minimalist and neutral lover’s dream, a blank canvas for you to carefully curate hues of nude, brown and white around. Search “New Balance 550 Outfits” on Pinterest, and you are met by a plethora of neutral-toned outfits all rounded off with a pristine pair of 550s, a timeless and chic approach to styling these sneakers (if that’s what you’re looking for, of course).
What You Will Need To Perfect These Neutral Styles (Unisex)
- White Shirt
- Black, brown, camel or cream coloured trousers (Wide leg or slim fit)
- Black, brown, camel or cream-coloured T-shirt (men) Racerback Vest (women)
- Neutral hued coat (Bomber, duster, shaket, blazer) or fleece
With the above tools, the styling possibilities are frankly endless. Thank us later.
If you were brave enough to go for a slightly more colourful iteration of the New Balance 550, we’ve got some serious styling inspiration for you. Make the accent colour of your 550’s the focal point of your outfit, and trust us, every outfit you build will ooze that perfectly curated and edited feel (you want stylist vibes, this one’s for you!). We’d suggest matching your sneakers to your coat (in the winter) and your top (in the summer) ensuring you have different coloured bottoms to break up the tones to really perfect this style.
Unless, of course, you’re looking to rock a monochrome look and honestly, that’s hot.
Now, hopefully, you feel equipped to make the most out of your 550s! or alternatively, we’ve sold you on (finally) purchasing a pair. However you decide to style your New Balance 550’s, we think you look great!