Who would have guessed that those embarrassing sneakers your dad wore growing up are now actually cool? You know the ones, with the thick soles and multiple colors.
Yet that’s what graced the feet of the most fashionable show goers to London fashion week – the most popular choice being sneakers with dresses.
So how can you rock this look for yourself? Try one of these five ideas and look fresh off the runway, even if you’re just going to the grocery store.
1. Embrace the Glitz
If your dress is sportier, you can add a touch of glamour or femininity by pairing it with a pair of glittery or metallic sneakers. To pull this look off, avoid pairing your glitzy shoes with a lacy or sparkly dress. This will be too much glam and look overwhelming.
Try a t-shirt dress or a more structured button-down shirt dress. Stick with fabrics that are comfy and structured. Cotton and linen are both great choices.
2. Get Sporty
Pair your sporty Nike Air Max 270 sneakers with a billowy maxi dress. The feminine flow of the dress balances perfectly with the solid structure of the shoes.
Pick out a maxi that’s soft in color and pattern. Pastel flowers are a popular choice. For fabrics, choose soft chiffon that’ll catch the wind and have a lot of movement.
3. Be Sleek in Leather
Embrace the modern chic style of leather sneakers by pairing them with a more body-conscious dress. The leather will keep with the sleek look, but the sneaker style will keep you from looking too over the top sexy.
4. Channel Your Skater Style
Channel your inner skater kid by pairing your canvas Converse with a mini summer dress. Think short and sweet without being too revealing on the top.
Another option is to give your teenage style a serious upgrade. Choose a pair of Converse that are suede instead of canvas. Pair them with your body-con dress for a more adult look to the fashion of your youth.
5. Rock the Dad Trainers
Unlike the sporty sneakers we’ve already mentioned, these shoes are those super chunky all-white sneakers. Think of them as the perfect introduction into the sneakers and dress trend.
Since they’re a blank canvas, you can pair them with almost any dress and have a fashionable look.
Don’t be afraid to go bold with your look. Pair your dad trainers with a silky or satin number that’s trimmed in lace. The over the top dress will balance perfectly with these shoes.
Try out the Look: Sneakers with Dresses
So are you ready to start wearing sneakers with dresses? It’s a look that can be intimidating, but once you try it, you’ll love it. You get to combine the cuteness of wearing a dress with the comfort of wearing sneakers.
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