I’ll be honest, I’ve never really loved sneakers. From an early age I preferred mary janes to keds. I see tons of cute styling options on social media but I never could figure out the best way to wear a pulled together look with sneakers. I usually reserved them for athleisure days or just going out for a walk. Over the past year as I’ve started working from home I realized this athletic footwear might just be something I need to embrace. For meetings and events I still wear a good pair of heels, but I’ve found more and more often I’m reaching for my various sneaker collection instead of loafers and ballet flats. If you are also new to the sneaker game here’s a few ways to wear them without feeling like you look silly.
Pick a sneaker that matches your wardrobe color scheme
I wear every color under the sun but more often than not I am in lighter hues and pastels. Knowing that, I’ve found a couple of pairs of blush or grey sneakers I love. Because I tend to dress on the feminine side a pair of sneakers with a girly touch is a must. Low and behold I found a pair of Converse sneakers that aren’t too bright but are a variation of the original white ones. If you’re wardrobe is in darker hues, opt for a pair that works with what you already own.
Add a Pair of Skinny Jeans
Unless you are above 5’7 or super thin I’d recommend not overwhelming your frame with too much fabric. Skinny jeans are a constant go to for my petite 5’0 frame. If you are on the shorter side, make sure you DON’T pair them with trouser or wide leg jeans. Those will only make you look like you have clown feet. Save the more voluminous pairs of pants for pointy flats that peak beneath your hemline.
Keep Your Accessories to a Minimum
Here I added a beanie and a simple plaid scarf. Don’t layer too many crazy prints with this look. The simpler the better. Also, use your accessories as a chance to tie in the hue of your shoes. The key to keeping almost any look polished instead of costume like is a clean aesthetic. Probably not the best time to pull out tons of frills. I love how this simple clutch (on major sale right now and comes in black!) is girly and minimal at the same time.
Layer a Neutral Car Coat for Winter and Cropped Jacket for Warmer Days
This one took me a while to figure out. The right jacket makes a difference on how a whole look is pulled together. A car coat or simple trench is flattering with skinny jeans and sneakers. If you are looking for something simple to layer for a warmer day try a cropped trench. Again, stick to colors you usually wear so that your outfit items work together.
Yesterday I sported my Converse sneakers over to grab a cupcake at Iced Cupcakery in Cypress, TX about 20 miles northwest of downtown Houston. It’s the cutest cupcake truck! I met the sweetest owners and they recommended trying the King’s Cake cupcake which did not disappoint! It was the perfect size with just enough icing and a delicious cream filled center. They have the best details like hanging bulbs, chalkboard menus and a sweet little tip jar. If you are in Cypress or on your way to Austin from Houston, stop by for a sweet little snack!