How to Wear the Sneaker Trend

June 27, 2016

I love the sneaker trend. I mean, what woman doesn’t want comfy shoes to be all the rage? Even as a fashion obsessed person, I have wondered how to wear the sneaker trend. Somehow it seems like a cool girl look I cannot quite achieve, so I did some research (aka Pinterest searching). Thankfully KicksUSA gave me the opportunity to test my theories with these awesome floral Nike sneakers. I mean, how cool are they?! I’d been wanting a pair of Adidas, but when I saw these I knew they were the ones. KicksUSA has a great selection (men’s and kid’s included). They are also giving my readers a 10% discount. Just use the code “STRAIGHTASTYLE2016” at checkout. It seems like these never go on sale, so this is a great chance to snag a fun pair to try the trend or a new workout pair. Here are some easy tips on how to wear the sneaker trend.

  1. Don’t over think it. Add sneakers to any outfit without worrying whether or not they “go.” Part of the trend is that people are wearing them with everything. I had to remind myself of this.
  2. The majority of times I have seen sneakers done well, the outfit itself isn’t over the top. Think basic items with the fashionable part being the shoes.
  3. Do the unexpected. My personal favorite way to style sneakers is with a dress or skirt. It’s the opposite pairing of casual and dressy that makes it cool.
  4. The “stylish” sneakers seem to have some white coloring and the more flat, skater look. I’m linking some great options below. Stay away from styling your running sneakers this way, and buy a pair purposely for casual wear.

P.S. This polka dot dress is so perfect for summer and only $22. I love the shoulder tie detail. Also, I grabbed these white sunnies for $5 on a whim, and I think I regret it. Nothing like blog pictures to let you know whether or not you made the right style decision.

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How to Wear the Sneaker Trend

Floral Nike Sneakers c/o KicksUSA // Dress c/o Choies // White Tassel Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop // Bracelet Stack c/o Kendra Scott

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  • Reply Aracely June 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Great look, sneakers are my go to for weekends! They’re so comfy and stylish. I actually like your sunglasses!

  • Reply Bryn Bradsher June 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I love everything about this outfit! You make the trend look so effortless! And I love the sunnies! So cute!!

    xo Bryn

  • Reply Pam Hetlinger June 27, 2016 at 8:53 am

    This is such a cute way to style sneakers. Love the dress! xo, Pam

  • Reply Laura Marie June 27, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Firstly I love the monochrome spotted dress! It’s stunning. I rarely wear trainers as I’m less than average size 😉 however these really do suit you nicely!

    Laura xo

  • Reply Allison / Joy and Ivy June 27, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I love rocking sneakers with any outfit, especially a dress as you mentioned. This is a great combination and I do like those sunnies! You can also never go wrong with some white Chuck Taylors – they tend to match any outfit!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

  • Reply thesprintsisters June 27, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Lovely outfit!

  • Reply bea castro June 27, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Love the tips you’ve added!! I really link for u mixed prints on this look. IT WORKS!

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  • Reply Courtney June 27, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I have a pair of white Keds that I absolutely love pairing with dresses! I think that sneakers can give any look a more edgy vibe!

  • Reply Shauna C June 27, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Loving the mix of these two prints. You are always the best at that!


  • Reply Meri Wild June 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Great look! I love toyr bag <3

  • Reply Candace June 27, 2016 at 8:14 am

    For so many years I was taught that you had to wear sneakers with jeans and shorts. I also love mine the best with a dress or skirt. Love the way you styled these!

  • Reply Amber Shannon June 27, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I think it’s fun rocking a dressy outfit with casual sneakers, too!! I wore a floral print two-piece with a cropped tank and skirt bottom, then I paired it with mint green sneakers. The post is here, but I think yo may have seen it before! :o)

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  • Reply Carylee June 27, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Awesome tips! And those sneakers are adorable!
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  • Reply Rach June 27, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I really love the sneakers with dress/skirt trend! It’s so cute and definitely comfortable! Your nike sneakers are so cute!

  • Reply Zelle Brown June 27, 2016 at 7:42 am

    You look so cute! I’m always hesitant to try sneakers – but you do it effortlessly!

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  • Reply Victoria Fox June 27, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Oh boy we are twins today! I am wearing sneakers with a dress too! i am a huge fan of the sneaker trend because you can look so comfortable but also so chic and also its so effortless its perfect!

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz June 27, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I am loving the sneaker trend because who doesn’t love the opportunity to wear more comfortable shoes?! Love this combo–your floral Nikes are adorable!

  • Reply Perrier Émilie June 27, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Love the sneakers and the dress

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista June 27, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Love this, such a pretty print too! Pairing sneakers with comfy dresses is always a great idea <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Brittany S June 27, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I love how you paired the sneakers with your dress! Such a cute look!!


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