The STAUD x New Balance Collaboration Is Everything We Expected & More

It's just as good the second time around

What do you get when an effortlessly cool fashion label teams up with a heritage sneaker brand?

Words By Eliza Sears

LA-based womenswear brand Staud and sporting giant New Balance have teamed up for the second instalment of STAUD x New Balance, and we cannot wait to get our hot little hands on the exclusive range.

The fall ‘20 collaboration is tonally beautiful, with rich autumnal hues of mustard and burgundy a feature of the collection.

STAUD x NB have taken athleisure to the next level including; bike shorts, mock neck long sleeve crops, wide leg tracksuit pants, a fleece maxi dress and oversized fleece pullovers in the range.

The 90s inspired collection, while understated in tone, is bold in detail.

The use of polytech knit, V-shaped waistbands, two-tone tape on the side seam of tights and bike shorts and hidden on-seam zips, elevate the collection to one of pure luxe.

While athleisure has long been deemed appropriate casual wear beyond the gym, the STAUD x New Balance collaboration has exceeded all expectations creating a monochromatic collection that is street style approved.

It will only be a matter of time before we spot fashion ‘It’ girls on social media donning a pair of the Staud Tights, and the Staud Sleek Top, enveloped by an oversized double-breasted blazer. Or the 70s running shoe reimagined, the x STAUD 327 Sneakers in neutral ecru, featuring the statement logo N in rich burgundy, paired with the Staud Maxi Knit Dress in grey with a classic trench.

2020, and the time we’ve spent at home, has tipped the scales of comfort and style, as we now place more emphasis on the comfort of our fashion choices than pre-pandemic. Items previously reserved to work up a sweat in are now also worn to work from home in, and the STAUD x NewBalance has met the balance we’ve been searching for.

The collection’s simple design and neutral tones make incorporating it into your transitional wardrobe a no brainer.

As we head toward the mild conditions of spring, and autumn for our northern neighbours, the STAUD x New Balance collection will no doubt remain a key in our wardrobes as we consider continue to seek out comfortable-luxe.