What to Wear: With Sneakers

(Sources: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Bauer Griffin; ImaxTree)Once reserved for workout fiends and sightseeing tourists, sneakers are currently in vogue for nearly any occasion. Gone are the days of swearing by stilettos, and our feet couldn’t be more thankful. That’s not to say that we plan to get reckless and start wearing sneakers with everything, but when opting for casual kicks, styling options do abound. These three looks in particular have aptly landed on our radar.

1. Sneakers with a dress
(Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)Ball gowns need not apply here, but a casual dress such as Joy Bryant’s striped frock does the trend more than justice. While the actress opted for a pair of Nikes to match her black-and-gold dress to a tee, a solid shoe is also a safe bet for this combo.

2. Sneakers with pants and a button-down 
(Source: Bauer Griffin)If you're fearless when it comes to pattern mixing, then by all means channel Whitney Port with graphic pants and animal-print shoes. A plain button-down will keep the ensemble from going overboard.

3. Sneakers with a short skirt 
(Source: ImaxTree)Low-top sneakers are great for offsetting short hemlines, as demonstrated by this model post catwalk. As an added bonus, Converse Chuck Taylors and similar styles fit into most handbags, making quick changes a breeze if certain plans call for a dressier shoe.