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 Nevena Krstic June 27, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I love your trainers! The pattern is so cool! And I really like how you styled them 🙂 xx

  • Reply Mikéla Davelyn June 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    This dress is too cute! I just adore polkadot clothing 🙂

    Hope you have a great week!

    xo, mikéla /

  • Reply Lily Rose June 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Love this trend, and your tip #3 is my favorite, I really love the sneakers and skirt/dress look. I think it’s adorable, and you wear this look so well!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Reply Ellese Launer June 27, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I so love this trend! Mainly because it is uber comfortable. You shared some great picks. XO, Ellese


  • Reply Karly @ Miss in the Midwest June 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Those sneakers are so stinkin’ cute! I’m huge in gym shoes/sneakers right now, so thanks for the styling tips. And, I think the white sunnies look fab on you – just sayin’. 🙂

  • Reply Publicist in Pearls June 27, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    You look adorable! Such a fun and playful look!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Reply Meagan Brandon June 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Cute sneaks and your dress is perfect! I have to say, I never thought I’d love my sneakers as much as I do–they really work with everything once you let go of how they ‘should’ be worn. I hope the trend sticks around, but either way, I’m not giving mine up anytime soon 😉


  • Reply Merritt Beck June 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve been in the same boat! I love wearing my converse but somehow switching over to kicks just hasn’t happened for me yet! I think I’m definitely waiting until I find the right pair! Loving how you styled these floral sneakers!

    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Alina Gavrilov June 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    The kicks are so cute! You look adorable =)

  • Reply Falasha June 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Very cool look, I love the mix of feminine and athletic.

    xx Falasha

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  • Reply Chiara Marandellas June 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Those sneakers are fabulous, great style!


  • Reply Megan June 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I’m all about sneakers! Almost everything I wear includes them. I love how you styled them! Adorable 🙂

  • Reply Lanae Bond June 27, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    That is a cute look! Love the your polka dot dress and your sneakers

  • Reply Nora Gouma June 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful outfit, I love your lovely dress, thank you for sharing, you look very pretty!!!


  • Reply Anne June 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I’m a huge sucker for this trend. Gotta love sneakers! Great tips too. | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

  • Reply Meghan Conard June 27, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Great tips girl! I have yet to try out this trend, it’s one of those that just isn’t my style, but I’m LOVING this look on you! SO cute with the polka dot dress!

  • Reply Carla Florendo June 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

    i completely agree! I was hesitant about sneakers before they were a fashion trend because i was insecure about my height, looking short in photos, and, of course heels always made every outfit look pretty. but now i found my true style when i embraced sneakers and realised comfort is always hey. thanks for sharing, i’m glad i’m not the only one who feels this. you styled your sneakers well and i really dig this dress. i would have totally worn this dress with a pair of sneakers too!

    xo, Carla

  • Reply Aracely & Crystal June 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

    super cute floral sneakers! I love adding sneakers to almost any outfit.

  • Reply Bella B @ xoxoBella June 27, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Gorgeous style Amy, I love the sneakers

  • Reply bianca June 27, 2016 at 10:59 am

    dress and shoes <3


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