Kickin' It: Amp Up Any Outfit with Stylish Sneaks
Comfort is back in fashion. Thank the runway, designers, street style stars, or whomever, but sneakers have never been more stylish.
Rock a pair with a printed mini skirt, shorts, cuffed pants, or overalls—your look will be polished with a bit of an edge. We know, it sounds a bit tricky. You may ask, "how can sneakers work well with everything?" InStyle’s Market Editor Ali Pew has all the answers. Pew picked four sneaker silhouettes—the slip-on, the high-top, the lace-up, and the running shoe—and showed us not one, but two ways to work the style into your wardrobe. What's more, you'll learn which pairs are office-appropriate (or perhaps more importantly, which are not), how to make trainers as flattering as possible (hint: you'll want to show some ankle), and the key pieces you'll need to enhance your look.
—Styled by Ali Pew
Shop the look: Woman by Common Project sneakers, $386, totokaelo.com; Rag amp Bone sweatshirt, $325, rag-bone.com; T by Alexander Wang skirt, $325, alexanderwang.com; Elizabeth and James bag, $445, neimanmarcus.com.
Shop the look: Pierre Hardy sneakers, $595, ssense.com; Topshop shorts, $72, topshop.com.
Shop the look: Kenneth Cole New York sneakers, $150, kennethcole.com; Tibi pants, $395, tibi.com.
Shop the look: Feit sneakers, $425, feitdirect.com; Elie Tahari coat, $298, saksfifthavenue.com; Victoria, Victoria Beckham dress, $835, neimanmarcus.com for stores; Alexis Bittar bracelet, $215; alexisbittar.com for stores.
The Running Shoe
Shop the look: New Balance sneakers, $65, newbalance.com; Suno skirt, $595; neimanmarcus.com for stores; Botkier bag, $195, botkier.com.
The Running Shoe
Shop the look: Valentino Graravani sneakers, $795, at Valentino, 212-772-6969; Ellery skirt, $660, modaoperandi.com.
Shop the look: Acne Studios sneakers, $370, acnestudios.com; Assembly New York overalls, $574, assemblynewyork.com; Rubr watch, $25, rubrwatchnation.com for similar style.
Shop the look: Lanvin sneakers, $650, at Lanvin, 646-439-0380; Cynthia Rowley skirt, $295, cynthiarowley.com.