I have been LIVING in skirts and sneakers.
I love to be comfortable, especially when running errands or prepping for a shoot, so I would rock sneakers every day if I could. By pairing sneakers with skirts, I’m able to wear them to work and meetings a lot more than I care to admit without anyone even batting an eye.
Sneakers are just ‘the thing’ to give your summer wardrobe a little edge by instantly uping the cool factor of skirts and dresses. Midi skirts lose their prim when paired with sneakers and cocktail dresses get less fancy and more ‘fashion’ when worn with gym shoes.
Mastering this out-of-the-box pairing is actually pretty dang easy.
An easy belted maxi dress with Adidas Stan Smiths? Check.
A power skirt suit with some sporty Nike’s? Absolutely.
A swishy skirt and tee with retro skater style Vans? Oh yeah.
It’s all about finding a sneaker style that you love and feel happy pairing with your dresses and skirts. There are so many styles out there to choose from- chunky dad shoes, platform sneakers, retro slip-on’s and crisp classic Stan Smith’s- so my advice is stick with a style that you feel comfortable in and that flatters your ankles and feet.
For those of you who are new to the whole sneakers with dresses and skirts thing, the easiest way is probably a sleek simple sneaker- think Converse or Vans. The athletic sneakers and dad shoes are a little harder to pair and will depend on your individual style and preference. I personally love the look because it’s edgy and fashion forward but it may not be for everyone.
Give the skirt/dress sneaker pairing a try, not only will you earn major style points for thinking outside the box, but your (comfy) feet will surely thank you.
What I’m Wearing: Vintage Gucci GG Web Tote | adidas Stan Smith Sneakers | Aratta Silk Cami | Vintage skirt from Stilettos and Sin City | Vintage Scarf in hair| Vintage shirt customized with patches| Chloe Sunglasses |
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