The Everyday Stylista’s Sneaker Guide

In the rare event you were previously unaware, here’s a fun fact: sneakers aren’t just for the gym anymore! In fact, they’re the perfect shoe for the girl on the go because they stay on all day, you won’t have to worry about breaking a heel and most importantly, they’re comfy!

While we completely understand how easy it is to toss those nike running shoes to side and slide on a pair of sassy heels when putting the perfect summer outfit together, we’re going to challenge you and your personal style to strut on the wild side and pair a midi skirt with tennis shoes, a la bad gal Riri.

If you need some help starting the perfect ensemble featuring your favorite pair sneakers you’ve come to the right place…

The best advice we can offer when trying out this cool girl trend is to keep it simple. Sneakers look great when paired with an effortless t-shirt dress, a few bracelets, and a killer bag. You can also try a baseball jersey with a midi-length bodycon dress and a pair of Asics together for a sportier look. If you’re not the sporty type and don’t mind pushing the envelope, a great pair of Adidas or printed slip-ons and a full skirt pair extremely well together.

Finish the look with a boxy crop top and a nice statement necklace and you’ve got the perfect flirty look for summer. Keep it laid back and chill with a button-down shirt dress and a pair of brightly colored sneakers, and this look is perfect for a lunch date or running weekend errands.

Summer is the prime time for completing internships and jobs and although sneakers may not be appropriate for every office environment it can be done! Pair a wide legged trouser with a neutral top and pair of chic patterned sneakers for an office appropriate look.

When implementing this trend into your wardrobe, the most important tip to remember is to not let it trip you up! If you keep it simple, yet creative, we guarantee you’ll never want to go back to heels again. So what are you waiting for? Find your staple pair and be sure to share your summer sneaker looks on the WhatRUWearing app!


Written by: Tatianna Barry