Editorial - August 28, 2022

A Women's Perfect Fit | New Balance 550 ALD Brown

Outfit inspo for ladies in the latest flavour of New Balance 550

Outfit inspo for ladies in the latest flavour of New Balance 550

This article is part 55 of 42 in the series: A Perfect Fit

With an array of curated colorways available to scoop, Aimé Leon Dore brings us some chocolate for the late summer. For this first installment of Perfect Fit for Women, I’m going to give you the know-how to best style this staple sneaker.

New Balance 550 Aimé Leon Dore Brown

With the launch of their second brick-and-mortar store in London, Teddy Santis’ Aimé Leon Dore continues to bring its close followers and the masses solid releases with their latest colour way of the New Balance 550. This low-top version comes back after seeing Aimé bring us more of its high-top sibling, the 650R earlier this year.

Sitting on ALD’s signature base of a lightly aged midsole, this brown colourway released just weeks ago and is primed for neutral outfits. A palette that’s simple to style on the hottest days of summer, the brown and aged hue won’t go amiss in the autumn either.

Kith Women Aaliyah One In A Million Sonoma L/S Tee White

A special collection honoring the talent that was Aaliyah. Featuring never-before-seen photographs of a late hip-hop treasure, this Kith release sees Ronnie Fieg work alongside Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, to honor her legacy. Another well-put-together collection by Kith, this project helps us celebrate and wear the pieces in remembrance, all while supporting the Detroit School of Arts and I Support the Girls with all of its proceeds upon retail release.

BAPE x Coach Ladies Shorts Navy

Keeping your body regulated during the summertime can be no joke – so we’ll keep it light with this under-the-radar collab from BAPE X Coach. The slightly cropped fit features a repeat print of the iconic BAPE head and Coach “CC” logos. These shorts will sit nicely under the all-white long-sleeve tee.

Telfar Round Circle Bag Chocolate

Continuing the circular theme from the shorts’ repeat print, we’ll tie in the 550s with some more chocolate goodness from Telfar and its Round Circle Bag. Those hair ties and sunscreen need to go somewhere and this shoulder bag is just the right size for a long, late summer’s day.

Yeezy Bouclette Socks (3 Pack) Color One

Finally, tie this outfit all together with some Yeezy brand neutral socks that stack nicely on top of the basketball-inspired Brown 550s. The cream hues of this pack of three compliments the New Balance sneakers’ aged look and the Blue/Brown colour palette nicely.