Margot Robbie’s Chunky New Balances Just Made Suits With Sneakers Cool Again


Margot Robbie hit the streets of New York City earlier this month, and the sweltering summer weather wasn’t the only heat wave in town. The Oscar-nominated Barbie star was spotted in the kind of suave yet laid-back ensemble everyone needs in their back pocket this time of year: a free-flowing, go-anywhere suit paired with a dadly footwear swerve.

Let’s start with the suit. A simple, timeless two-piece in khaki tan by the Australian luxury label Camilla and Marc, its wildly oversized silhouette makes the whole thing feel effortless and modern—put-together enough for meetings at the office, chill enough for drinks at Balthazar afterwards. The black Yankees cap on top might feel like Robbie was pandering to the locals a touch, but what we can say? Classics are classics.

The true stroke of genius here, though, is the footwear: Robbie paired the suit with the New Balance 9060, one of the iconic Boston running shoe brand’s best-looking and most comfortable sneakers. Introduced in 2022, the 9060 has quickly earned its place in the New Balance pantheon, acclaimed for its techno-futuristic waved silhouette and cozy, cloud-like cushioning. In recent years, we've railed against the pairing of suits and sneakers as lazy and uninspired—but we were mainly referring to a very specific combination of stiff business suits with minimalist white kicks. What Margot Robbie's done here, with her flowy, right-now tailoring and supersized runners, is another story entirely—one that we'd wholeheartedly endorse copying at some point this summer.

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