Considering the fact that there’s a handful of outfits that will always look good, you can build a completely foolproof wardrobe for the season if you really put your mind to it. However, if there’s one ensemble we had to pick as our favorite, it would be a dress with sneakers. Don’t get us wrong: We love a good skinny jean–and–ankle boot combination as much as any other fall outfit, but in case you want to switch things up a bit, this one really takes the cake.
Wearing a one-and-done piece like a dress is already simple enough, but the addition of a pair of sneakers will have you giving off that enviable cool-girl vibe in one easy step. Whether you’re headed to drinks with friends or are jetting out of the house to run errands, we’re here to show you why dresses with sneakers are the outfit formula you should always have on rotation. To prove our point, we rounded up some of our favorite takes on the look from the coolest fashion girls. Check them out below.
A bright-colored dress will go well with a pair of white sneakers.
Cleobella Valeninta Midi Dress ($188)
This button-down bodice is so pretty.
Adidas Originals Tubular Viral Mixed-Material Sneakers ($60)
You can walk miles in these.
While the weather’s still warm, dress down a pretty floral dress with a pair of low-top sneakers.
Faithfull the Brand Donna Mini Dress in Tilde Floral ($159)
Wear this like the model did or push the sleeves down for an off-the-shoulder look.
Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top Sneaker ($50)
You'll own these for years to come.
Let your dress be the hero of your outfit, complementing it with a pair of classic sneakers.
Who What Wear Short Sleeve V-Neck Midi Dress ($47)
Nail the season's biggest trend—leather—for less than $50.
Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers ($80)
Yep, these iconic sneakers are still going strong.
Wear your summer dresses into the fall by layering a thin turtleneck underneath.
Zimmermann Striped Tiered Maxi Dress ($640)
Wear this on its own while it’s still warm out, and then layer a top underneath for extra warmth.
Converse Chuck Taylor Canvas High-Top Sneakers ($60)
Can’t go wrong with a classic.
For an everyday ensemble, you can’t go wrong with a printed skater dress and an easy denim jacket.
Mango Floral Print Dress ($50)
Mango just keeps on giving.
Nike Air Force 1 '07 ($90)
Style these with everything you own.
A silky slip dress with your favorite sneakers is an outfit that’ll never fail you.
Urban Renewal Remnants Silky Midi Slip Dress ($30)
Reebok Club C 85 Sneakers ($84)
For whenever you feel like swapping out your Stan Smiths.
Pair a ruffled, romantic minidress with sporty sneakers for a cool contrasting look.
Réalisation The Julia ($210)
Wear this every time of year.
Adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 700 Sneakers ($300)
It doesn't get much cooler than these.
Feel like mixing up your sneaker game? Rather than wearing your everyday white pair, go for a style that offers a bold pop of color to your outfit.
Reformation Rosalinda Dress ($218)
Perfect for transitional weather.
Adidas Originals Ozweego Sneaker ($99)
This color though.
Give your ensemble some more interest with a sneaker-boot hybrid instead of standard sneakers.
Urban Outfitters Textured Tiered Ruffle Babydoll Dress ($59)
If you want to dress this down, a pair of sneakers will do the trick.
Tibi Milo Hi-Top Sneakers ($550)
Meet the next Tibi It shoe.
A sturdy pair of white leather sneakers will go with every dress you own.
Ramy Brook Jaime Dress ($395)
This screams fall.
Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers ($410)
You'll get so much wear out of these.
Play up the contrast of a flirty dress with a pair of chunky sneakers for a head-turning ensemble.
Parker Maisy Dress ($378)
You'll love this when the temperatures drop.
Ash Addict Sneakers ($275)
This story was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Anna LaPlaca. Now, add these high-top sneakers to your shoe collection.
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