Kickin' It: 6 Ways to Dress Up Your Sneakers
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We all know a good pair of sneakers is a wardrobe staple. But if you only break yours out for the occasional walk in the park, moving day, or worse — if you haven't worn them since college — you really need to reconsider. Sneakers can be a fun and comfy option, but now with all the choices out there, you don't have to sacrifice fashion for comfort!
Whether you're into classic colors or bold patterns, no matter what your style, we've got six different ways to dress up your kicks!
1. The Classic Prepster
Nothing says "girl next door" quite like a pair of classic cream sneakers. Sarah Jessica Parker paired her Converse All Stars with cuffed jeans, a navy zip up jacket, and a crisp knotted cream scarf. To get this look for yourself, stick to wardrobe basics and solid colors for a collegiate look that is simple, chic, and oh-so preppy!
2. The Tomboy
Leave it to Kristen Stewart to show us how to nail a laid back look. K-Stew styled her worn-in sneaks with skinny jeans, a chambray blouse, a dark green bomber jacket, and round sunnies for a cool rebel-without-a-cause look. Hint: if you try this look yourself, be sure to stick to ONE statement piece — like K-Stew's cool bomber!
3. The Retro Queen
Are red lips, cute curls, and Wayfarer shades more your style? Take a page from the retro queen herself Taylor Swift's book. Her solid red tennis shoes simply popped against her high-waist denim shorty shorts and mint green button down. Swift topped off her vintage-inspired look with her signature red lips and a pair of bold mustard shades. Want an old-school look like T-Swift? Accessorize your sneaks with a bold lip and flouncy curls!
4. The Girly Girl
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If stilettos are usually your go-to shoe, don't worry! You too can wear cute sneakers and not lose your feminine flare. Try pairing your solid-colored kicks with a bold and flirty dress to retain that girly-girl feel. Take AnnaSophia Robb, for example. Here, she opted for a vibrantly colored striped dress, rosy pink lips, and floral cat eye sunnies to dress up her athletic kicks!
5. The Grunge Gal
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On the other hand, if stilettos terrify you, sneakers may in fact be your lifesaver! If you're craving that '90s rocker-vibe, take a cue from Ashley Benson, who donned black Converse All Stars at Coachella. Benson went grunge-chic with distressed denim, a slouchy graphic tee, pink streaked hair, and a trucker hat. In her case, high-top sneaks were just the icing on the cake!
6. The Fashion Savant
In case you're still doubting that sneakers can fit into your wardrobe, reconsider the pattern of the shoe. You don't have to stick to a solid-colored sneaker, in fact, you should spice it up! In the case of Whitney Port, this fashionista went for a bold leopard-print shoe on the red carpet. Port paired her patterned tennis shoe with a graphic-print legging, a mint button down, and a side-swept braid for a head-to-toe stylish ensemble.
See! We told you sneakers weren't just for college kids or time spent at the gym. So be sure to break out those kicks this weekend!
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