How to Wear Sneakers with Everyday Outfits

Partnership with Nordstrom

Photography by Gabi Wells

these steve madden sneakers are a fun and casual addition to an everyday outfit

Outfit Details:

White Ruffle Sleeve Top, Black Jeans, Round Sunglasses, Pink Sneakers, Similar Crossbody Bag

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.

an eyelet lace ruffle sleeve top makes a feminine fashion statement
dress down a bold black and white outfit with some blush sneakers
this feminine eyelet sleeve top is great with jeans or a skirt
these blush steve madden sneakers make any outfit perfectly casual
blush black and white casual outfit
try these tips for wearing sneakers with an everyday outfit
a bold black and white outfit with blush pink slip on shoes

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).


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  1. There are such cute sneakers nowadays but I always go for the simplest ones because I’m afraid I’ll fail in styling some more detailed ones but thanks a lot for the tips, I’m gonna try to follow them.

    Marta –

  2. Ana Keele says:

    It may be a little late with summer ending, but I would love to see a post about sunglasses. Do you have system for picking the best sunglasses for an outfit?

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