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 Natasha Todd June 27, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Love this outfit, such cute sneakers!! Tash x

  • Reply Kileen June 27, 2016 at 10:40 am

    such a cute dress and it looks so cute paired with sneakers!

    cute & little

  • Reply Leah Behr June 27, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Such a cute look, boo! Love these tips!

    xx Leah /

  • Reply Tamara June 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Sneakers and dresses are my favorite combo!


    Tamara –

  • Reply Lily Ayala June 27, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I love me some sneakers and these are just darling! I love the print and you look gorgeous!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Reply Ianne Cabangon June 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I love this look. The dress and sneakers goes well together.
    Xo, Christianne

  • Reply WhatWouldVWear June 27, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Amy, I love how you styled your sneakers! You look stunning! This dress is so fun! You never cease to amaze me!

    Happy Monday, love!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Reply Jalisa June 27, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Amy, I LOVE these floral sneakers! They are so unique in the color and design, they actually look like a marble print from afar, so cute! I also love the tips you’ve shared on successfully creating an outfit with sneakers. I agree, working with pieces that are more basic give off that effortless cool-girl vibe. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead, beauty!



  • Reply Sandra - MoreStyleThanFashion June 27, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Great combination with the polka dot dress!

    x Sandra

  • Reply Ileana Druetta June 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Loving this dress with sneakers! I try to wear kids as often as I can… they are super comfy!
    And I recently got a white pair of adidas that Im super scared of using and making dirty 😀



    Novelstyle Blog

  • Reply Ivete Correa June 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

    You nailed it, Amy Ann! I love the “unexpected” vibe of this look. The sneakers are super cute!

  • Reply Aimee Bustillo June 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

    love the sneakers it so stylish <3 great combination

    Capturing Life Memoirs |

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl June 27, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Cute dress! Loving the polka dots 😉

  • Reply Cara E June 27, 2016 at 9:32 am

    You look stunning! x

  • Reply Keri H June 27, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I love the sneaker trend! thus outfit is so much fun because of the mix of patterns. Well done <3

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine June 27, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Hi polka dot princess!!! And just when I think you can’t get any cuter…. Bam, ultimate cuteness with those sneakers!!! Love it!!

  • Reply Abby Castro June 27, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Love your sneakers! And that dress is gorgeous – love the retro feel!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  • Reply Rachel Garay June 27, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Great pattern mixing and kicks. You look fabulous Amy,

    Rachel xo

  • Reply Rachel June 27, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I love the sneaker trend! Not only are there so many fun sneakers to pick from, they are so comfortable! These are some great tips and I just love that polka dot dress!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Vanessa @ Living in Steil June 27, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Those sneakers are so chic! I love them with that pretty polka dot dress.

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