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This Season's Fashion Sneaker Is Monochrome

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A little over a year after it permeated the public consciousness, the normcore trend has lost most of its steam, perhaps because it's become, well, the norm. A hallmark of this look was the sneaker, because what better to pair with sweatpants or dad jeans? But normie sneakers have grown up, and are now much more polished and much less Jerry Seinfeld.

These monochrome styles are an elegant but laid-back addition to any outfit, from Céline's blindingly white slip-ons to colorful Pumas designed by Solange. Check out 11 stunningly simple pairs in our gallery above, giving normcore devotees a reason to step back into the spotlight.