It's time to give credit where it's due: Sneakers are probably the hardest-working staple in your closet right now, so let's finally give them the attention they deserve. Unlike boots and sandals, there's never really a period where you completely tuck them away—they're truly the definition of a perennial piece. With that in mind, I'm sure you've been practically living in a pair since last year, so let's dive into a few fresh, new ways to style them.
Like classic black sunglasses, sneakers never really fell out of favor with the fashion set. Whether paired with sweatpants, leggings, or tailored suits, they've been a consistent presence on my timeline, and a favorite of Scandi girls to French girls alike. If like me, you too have recently been on a sneaker buying binge, referring back to the wonderful world of fashion Instagram is always a good idea for a little bit of inspo.
Below, I'm running through seven sneaker outfits that really feel on the money. They feature beautiful summer dresses, basics, and wardrobe essentials I'm sure you already have, so scroll below for some stylish outfit ideas to try now.
Oversize Suit + Racerback Tank
Oversize suits are my obsession. They're just so darn cool, it's almost intimidating. Pairing one with a runner like these New Balances feels like the first step towards completing the ultimate cool-girl starter pack.
Anine Bing Quinn Wool Blazer ($399)
Free People Hayley Racerback Brami ($28)
Anine Bing Mycah Wool Trousers ($299)
New Balance 990v5 Suede and Mesh Trainers ($185)
Linen Shirt + Leather Pants + Black Bag
Yes, a classic poplin button-down and black jeans could work here, but there's something about the contrasting textures of a linen shirt and leather pants that really set this look off. The addition of black high-tops looks extra Parisienne.
Everlane The Relaxed Linen Shirt ($58)
H&M Faux Leather Pants ($35)
Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker ($60)
Loewe Puzzle Small Shoulder Bag ($2)
Colorful Maxi Dress + Trench Coat + Vintage Mini Bag
A pair of sneakers and a dress is an outfit combo fashion girls always keep in their back pocket. It puts a modern twist on the conventional sweetness of a dress without looking like you've expended a ton of effort. I love the idea of accessorizing a colorful maxi dress with a tiny vintage bag and vibrant sneakers to match.
ASOS Longline Trench Coat ($79)
Holzweiler Hadeland Ruffled Two-Tone Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress ($245)
Jordan Air Jordan 1 Low Se Sneakers ($215)
Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Monogram Multicolor ($1430)
Shorts Set + Bikini Top + Basket Bag
For the many beach days ahead, here's an outfit to take you from the boardwalk to the sand in no time. Forgo the leather and stick with cotton canvas sneakers, as they're easily washable and will feel more lightweight should you wade through piles of sand.
Butter & Hazel Toby Shirt ($97)
Butter & Hazel Lily Shorts - Vanilla ($84)
Frankies Bikinis Barb Top ($45)
Loewe Basket Bag ($490)
Good News Organic Cotton-Canvas Sneakers ($150)
Oversize Denim Jacket + Jeans + Tank Top + Shoulder Bag
When in doubt, a Canadian tuxedo always works with sneakers. To put a fashiony twist on it, go for oversize fits and high-waisted bottoms to play up the proportions.
BDG Oversize Denim Jacket ($79)
James Perse The Daily Ribbed Stretch-Cotton Tank ($50)
BDG Edie High Waist Jeans ($69)
Reebok Club C 85 Sneaker ($70)
BP. Baguette Shoulder Bag ($29)
Floral Minidress + Crew Socks + Pastel Shoulder Bag
Swapping in a pair of "dad" sneakers in place of sandals lends a sporty vibe that really feels sartorially on point. Don't forget the crew socks—it's the finishing touch that ties everything together.
Likely Lana Floral Dress ($208)
Staud Scotty Croc Embossed Leather Bag ($325)
Nordstrom 3-Pack Crew Socks ($10)
Veja Venturi Sneakers ($160)
Menswear Inspired Blazer + Baggy Jeans + Big Black Sunglasses
If you looked up French-girl style in the encyclopedia, I have no doubt this outfit would be the first result. From the classic black blazer to the big sunglasses and loose jeans, this look leans on all of the timeless French girl hallmarks, in one chic and effortless package.
Juicyorange Oversized Square Sunglasses ($10)
Mango Crepe Flowy Blazer ($100)
Hanes Nano T-Shirt ($7)
Warp + Weft Nce Wide Leg Jeans ($98)
New Balance 574 V2 Evergreen Sneaker ($55)
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