3 Chic Ways to Style Sneakers

Who says you have to choose between fashion and comfort?
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Who says you have to choose between fashion and comfort?
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For the past few seasons, street style stars have been swapping out their pointed-toe pumps and sky-high platforms for sneakers. Everyone owns a pair of athletic shoes, but they’ve always been saved for the gym or your “lazy days.” Now, sneakers can be paired with anything– skirts, dresses, blazers, or the countless other pieces you wouldn’t think of wearing them with normally.

This trend is perfect for on-the-go college students, because you can wear your most comfortable shoes and still look chic. Sneakers give any outfit a cool, laid-back feel, and can be mixed with any sort of style. 

Looking for some outfit inspiration? Check out three chic ways sneakers can be styled below:

Pop of Color

chic outfit with mustard yellow sneakers

Product Info: Top, Skirt, Watch, Sneakers, Backpack

Add a flash of color on your feet by pairing bright trainers with sleek, neutral pieces. Rocking an all-black ensemble is always in style, but the shoes are really the focal point of this look.

Remember to pack your backpack and wear a watch so people know you’re really on the go.  

Floral and Fun

floral and fun sneakers outfit

Product Info: Skirt, Crop Top, Blazer, Socks, Sneakers

A sneaker styling tip? Wear running shoes that tie-in with a color found on another part of your outfit, like this floral print blazer. Frilly socks and a loud crop top add some more fun to the look, while a classic denim skirt balances everything out.

Laid-Back Cool

graphic tee, jeans, faux leather slip-ons

  Product Info: Jeans, TeeSunglasses, Sneakers

You can't go wrong with the basics: a pair of distressed jeans and a cute graphic tee. The sneakers are the statement-maker in this look. The faux leather material, perforated detailing, and pointed-toe add edginess without taking away from the casual and classic feel.

What do you think?

Can athletic shoes really be worn with more fashionable pieces? What’s your take on the whole comfort vs. style deal? Which of these outfits is your favorite? Leave a comment below!