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Ballet flats labels would probably never have thought that one day, their biggest competitors are sneakers. Sneakers and skateboarding shoes used to be an item that can be paired with pants or shorts, few people could successfully put them together with feminine items such as dresses or skirts. Now thanks to the latest chic designs happened in the sneakers’ industry, we can finally put them on with our lovely outfits! To begin with though, pick those who has a leaner silhouette with no chunky or thick bottoms, below are a quick guide on how to pick your “dressy” sneakers:

  • Fabric shell over leather
  • Skinny soles over platform or thick ones
  • Skateboarding shoes over trainers
  • Runners over basketball or tennis shoes
  • Slightly pointier or slimmer toes than round toes

These features will make your sneakers look less “sporty” and more chic, let’s start with low top sneakers. Low top sneakers go best with long pants, maxi dress or any item that you were meant to showcase as the primary focus on your outfits. Like this bright yellow maxi, it needs to go with a low top and low key shoes that do not take away your attention on the dress and make the whole look harmonious:

yellow maxi dress white sneaker

Or a floral dress with bright orange handbag that is the highlight, a pair of simple white sneakers is spot on:

floral maxi dress white sneaker

 

Another floral dress with black leather bike jacket, great balance between rough and delicate, highlight is the high end slit around her left thigh, again you do not want to take people’s attention away by teaming this look with high profile sneakers, so white low top ones are a good choice as well:

floral dress black leather bike jacket white sneakers

 

Brunching with friends and fear that your secret crush might also be there? A baby-doll dress with white sneakers, you don’t need worry about overeating showing the cute and shy tummy with this, and it is super elegant and summery. It’s a no brainer!

blue baby doll dress white sneakers

 

To be honest white sneakers are the easiest as they literally go with anything in your wardrobe, but if you know these quick and smart ways I am about to show you below, you will find even colourful or high top sneakers are easy to handle as well.

Going to dancing with your besties on Saturday night but dreading the idea of having to standing on heels for hours on? Throw on an LBD (Little Black Dress) with black sneakers that has some highlighting bold colours on, sexy, chic and comfy! Win win

little black dress black nike trainer sneaker

 

Going to work but sick of wearing heels on the street? Or even a casual Friday feel like a bit dressy, this asymmetrical white dress will look just fine with your black Converse:

white symmetrical dress black converse sneaker

 

Another LBD with bright red Nike high top basketball trainers, super dooper cool:

little black dress lbd nike trainer

 

Loooove this look, grass green low sneakers with mini black skirt, an all-black effortless look:

green sneaker black little mini skirt

  

If you are to wear high top ones, makes sure the entire outfit is above the knee, like Chiara Ferragni in this shot: 

chiara ferragni black sneaker mini dress

 

Kristen Stewart is probably the best sneaker queen out there;

kristen stewart black high sneaker

 

Last but not least, the classic Red-White combo:

red dress white converse sneakers

 

If you have any other better tips feel free to comment below.

 

Have a fantastic week guys!

Cath

 

 

 

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