How to Wear Statement Sneakers with Every Outfit
And we do mean every. outfit.
The days when sneakers were only worn for physical activity are long gone: The comfy shoes have been in their main character era for decades now. With more bold, high-end options than ever, a statement sneaker can add personality to any kind of outfit. From suits to dresses to leather jackets, there’s really no wrong pairing with the right kind of sneaker. Take a look at 12 ways to wear your statement sneakers anytime, anywhere, with anything.
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With Cargos and Neon Accessories
A chunky white sneaker is striking enough to hold its own amid a combination of statement pieces without adding too much to an already bold look.
With Neutral Layers and a Classic Purse
Weekend basics are a match made in heaven with sneakers, but adding a color-coordinating, polished handbag makes the look sophisticated and sleek.
With an Updated ‘80s Power Suit:
A simple pair of white sneakers keeps a retro power suit style looking modern and cool, as Instagram's Eva Chen demonstrates here.
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With a Hoodie and Leather Jacket
Get that model-off-duty look in cool-girl layers, the perfect jeans, and of course, dad sneakers.
With Barbie Pink
This Barbie is swapping her plastic heels for statement sneakers, and using pink only as an accent (it really works).
With a Skort and Cropped Top
An otherwise flirty, feminine outfit gets a dose of toughness with the right pair of sneakers.
With a Bold Suit
Crisp white sneakers are the perfect balance for an over-the-top colorful two-piece set, and still make that statement you're looking for.
With Head-to-Toe Neutrals
Statements can be subtle too: This beige look — shoes included — is anything but bland.
With an LBD
A black dress and heels might be a classic going-out combo, but swapping for a pair of sneakers makes a date-night classic perfect for daytime too.
With Shorts and a Mid-Length Jacket
Show off some leg in high tops and short shorts — and throw on a faux fur coat if you need a little added warmth.
With an Oversized Blazer
When in doubt, there’s no cooler combo than ripped jeans, an oversized blazer, and a major pair of sneakers.
A pairing that truly breaks all the rules in the best way: A frilly, bejeweled gown meets laid-back high tops. You can't not try it.
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