How To Style Adidas Sambas: 5 Winter Outfits


A TME reader recently hit us up with a very good question about Adidas Sambas:
Hey!! Wanted to buy a few more pairs of sambas or gazelles in different colors but wanted to see if you thought they were still going to be trending this coming year...Wanted to get green red and pink but didn’t want to spend if they are going out.

Our answer, in short: yes, they’re not going anywhere in 2024. As Shana explains, the low-profile on Samba sneakers means they go perfectly with wide-leg denim–which is also trending. Not only that, but they are just so darn versatile and easy to throw on. I’ve had my white Sambas for about three years now and just invested in the black pair. Next up, I’m eyeing the green striped pair. So, I put together five realistic ways I’ll be wearing my Sambas this winter, styled with items mostly from my closet or my wishlist.

Five Ways I’m Wearing My Adidas Sambas This Winter

From barrel jeans to maxi skirts and beyond, there are basically limitless ways to wear your Sambas. Whether you are living in flared leggings or joggers this winter, I’ve got you covered with some easy ways to keep you in your Adidas Sambas in 2024.

Outfit 1: The One You’ll Wear On Repeat

This is basically my go-to everyday outfit of the moment – minus the Free People jacket, which is a TME team favorite and currently at the top of my ‘To-Buy’ List. The outfit formula is easy and really just consists of: a pair Horseshoe jeans (or barrel jeans) + a statement jacket + Adidas Sambas. I add my Sh*t That I Knit beanie (that I never leave the house without during), this cashmere + cotton Faherty henley and my woven mini Hollace Tote from Anthropologie, and voila: this is the look I’ve been leaving the house in lately.

adidas Samba winter outfit, statement jacket, horseshoe jeans

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 Outfit 2: Flare Leggings Kinda Feels 

Another item that’s been at the top of my ‘To-Buy’ List is a puffy vest, so I just ordered this Adjustable Waist Puffer Vest by Zella. I put together this outfit combination as one one way I plan on wearing with my Sambas once my vest arrives: my Vuori flared leggings + a zip-up hoodie + a fun black belt bag + my new bright green Carhartt beanie.

adidas Samba winter outfit, flare leggings, puffer vest

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Outfit 3: Put Some Prep in Your Step

You can never go wrong with a preppy vibe when you’re wearing Sambas. There is just something foolproof about pairing Adidas Sambas with a vintage-inspired baseball cap and a graphic sweatshirt over a striped button-down. Add in a trench coat and the coolest pair of wide-leg cuffed jeans from Citizens of Humanity and you’ve got a classically chic, everyday look.

adidas Samba winter outfit, trench coat, graphic sweater, cuffed jeans, button-down shirt

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Outfit 4: A Maxi Skirt, But Make it Winter

Maxi skirts + Sambas is an outfit combo I’ve been really itching to try in 2024. Even though there is a solid foot of snow on the ground here in West Michigan…a girl can still dream of warmer weather and cute outfit ideas. Luckily, I found this warm merino wool maxi skirt from COS that works for winter weather; just add a pair of fleece lined tights underneath and I’m good to go!

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Outfit 5: All-Black + A Pop of Color

What’s another foolproof way to wear your Sambas? With joggers, of course! This is an easy, comfy look that I repeat on the regular, whether I’m walking my dog around the neighborhood or out running errands. I just recently purchased these Adidas sweatpants and can attest to their comfort. Next up on my ‘To-Buy’ List is this gorgeously bright fair-isle knit beanie from Rag & Bone.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Until next time,

Jess (My Instagram | More of My Posts)

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