Style Resolutions: Wear Your Sneakers Outside the Gym
Remember how weird it was at first to wear sweatpants and sweatshirts when you weren’t actually sweating? That same sartorial unease washes over you when you start wearing sneakers outside of the gym too. You think: Your feet are *actually* comfy, so you must be doing something wrong. But that’s far from true this season. You can swap out your killer heels for these supportive soles without having to rethink your outfit one bit (and if that doesn’t make it seem like a trend worth mastering, we don’t know what will!). We’ve made a style resolution to get the most out of our wardrobes in 2015, so we’re showing you three ways to style your fashion sneakers ($80) — aka those comfy kicks elevated with a streetwear twist — without dressing down the rest of your look. Scroll through to see how we’d wear the chic sneakers to the office, on a night out and on a lazy weekend.
Don’t even think about changing out of those commuter-approved kicks once you step foot into the office. With more structured separates like a kimono-sleeved top and cropped trousers in a clean, neutral color palette, your outfit will no doubt send #GIRLBOSS vibes to your team. Play up that sporty-chic vibe by mixing a blingy bracelet with a smart watch and pull those tresses back into a sleek pony, cinched low at your neck with a marbled barrette. Finally, put a high-fashion spin on varsity stripes with a luxe, pleated tote.
New Balance 620 ($80) + H&M Melange Top ($40), Tory Burch Aubrie Pant ($195), Cogito Pop Watch ($130), Baublebar Crystal Spike Stretch Bracelet ($32), France Luxe Extra-Volume Barrette ($27), Collina Strada Bottega Bag ($310)
Your basic LBD is a no-fail option when it comes to wearing your sneakers to a fancy-fun event. Just add the flirty frills everywhere else: Toss on a sequined jacket and matchy-matchy drop earrings to tie in your sneakers with the rest of the glitz. Then finish the look with too-cute accessories, like a cat-eared, spotted clutch and a rose gold bracelet that shows you’re ready to P-A-R-T-Y!
New Balance 620 ($80) + Pixie Market Kate Little Black Dress ($72), Topshop Tall Velvet Sequin Jacket ($70), Ban.do It-Girl Party Cuff ($20), Anygne Multi Gemstone Earrings ($10), ASOS Zip Top With Ears Clutch Bag ($57)
Let’s make things really, really cozy this weekend: Sneakers and joggers is happening. Turn this destined-for-the locker room look into a lounge-worthy outfit by picking a pair of pants with some hefty detailing or hardware like exposed zippers or leather piping. Pair with a pretty and playful fitted graphic tee. Keep your layers casual cool with a shearling-lined denim jacket and an ombre beanie, then turn it up with sleek accessories, like a jeweled cuff and a geometric, minimalist bag that will add just the right amount of polish.
New Balance 620 ($80) + H&M Jersey Top ($10), GAP Zip-Pocket Track Pants ($34), Topshop Moto Light Stone Borg Western Jacket ($110), Genie by Eugenia Kim Brady Beanie ($64), Whistles Tortoiseshell Gem Cuff Bracelet ($76), Love Dart Banjo Bag ($300)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!