By Wendy Wallace
Updated Feb 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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If you, like us, are spending the last days of winter dreaming about what you're going to wear come spring, we've got a hot tip: sneakers and skirts. They're a perfect tomboy-meets-girl combo that reads as polished and sporty all at once. Admittedly, the look is a bit tricky to pull off, so we rounded up 10 surefire pairings to get you inspired. Check them out below and pray for bare-leg weather soon.

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A black and white palette keeps things sleek, right down to the running shoes.

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Try an elegant A-line style in a luxe fabric to offset sporty vibes.

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Treat plain white lace-ups as you would a ballet flat—they're just as versatile and make an excellent pared-back partner to chunky knits.

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Give an embellished skirt a casual, nonchalant spin with trainers that pick up your outfit's color scheme.

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A low-cut court style perfectly grounds a girlie look.

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Graphic stripes give any cool-girl ensemble a fresh streetwear twist.

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When you want to go dressier, reach for black—but don't forget the neon laces for an unexpected pop of color.