This is a question I get really often from you guys — how do I incorporate sneakers into a regular outfit? Sneakers are so huge right now, and the trend is here to stay for a good long time, so there’s no better time than now to start wearing them.
Today I’ve partnered with Nordstrom to share a few tips for styling sneakers with a regular outfit. I put together this simple black and white outfit — a pair black jeans and a fun ruffle sleeve top.
What shoes would you pair with it? Ankle boots? Ballet flats? Loafers? Slides? All would be great options. But you can also totally pair sneakers with it. You just need to make sure they’re the right sneakers.
Tip #1: Find the right pair of sneakers.
For a jeans and top outfit like this, don’t wear true athletic sneakers (like these ones). Instead, when you’re online shopping, narrow your category by “slip on sneakers,” or “fashion sneakers,” or “casual sneakers.” These ones will add a casual feel to your outfit without feeling like you came straight from the gym and forgot another pair of shoes.
Tip #2: Neutral is your friend.
Stick to neutral colors. I love these pale pink ones because they add a little color to a basic black and white outfit, but they don’t draw too much attention.
Tip #3: Sleek and simple is best.
I like a very clean, simple pair of lace ups, like these and these, or a sleek pair of slip ons. These ones will go with anything — pair them with jeans and a t-shirt, or jeans and a blouse! I’ve rounded up a few favorites below:
Tip #4: Confidence is key.
As with any trend, it can feel a little weird at first. The first time is always the scariest! But fake it til make it (and realize that sneakers are the best thing that ever happened to you).
thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post