The stiletto and high heel trend is finally abating when it comes to fashion. For the past few seasons, sneakers have been making a solid comeback in the footwear department and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. While there are a number of trendy flats that can be worn when you don’t want to deal with heels, they can often been as uncomfortable as a pair of sky-high pumps if you need to wear them all day. Luckily, these shoes are no longer just for casual wear and are surprisingly versatile, pairing well with a variety of different styles. Take our advice for the top ways on how to wear them this year:
The right pair of sneakers can look just as good with a suit as a pair of dress shoes, plus they’re way more comfy. If you’re a commuter or have a work schedule jam packed with meetings around the city, pairing sneakers with your business wear will keep you moving and keep you polished and stylish.
Casual Athletic Wear
A pair of stylish leggings or joggers, a crop top or a great tank can take you further than your walk home from a workout. The athleisure wear trend is here to stay this season, and a great pair of sneakers is just the right piece to get you started. Pair your sneakers with leather joggers and a crisp white tank to stay comfortable and stylish all day.
Most preppy outfits are paired with Oxfords to get the vintage private school girl look. Bring your prep wear into the 21st century by ditching the Oxfords for a pair of sneakers. Throw on a pair of Converse high tops with a pea coat, button down, and skinnies to give your preppy style some unexpected edge.
Dress Them Up
If you never thought you could pair sneakers with a dress or skirt, you’re in for a welcome surprise. Keep your sneakers neutral if you’re wearing a dress that has a busy pattern so they don’t detract from and clash with your outfit. If your dress is neutral, go bold with bright coloured running shoes. White sneakers would be perfect with a summer dress and Adidas sneakers are always a classic choice that you can pair with anything – even a skirt.
You can never go wrong with sneakers and a great pair of jeans. Wear a basic tee, distressed jeans, and a leather jacket with boldly patterned sneaker to stay cool and stylish.
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