Forgot about heels. The latest must-have shoe is definitely sneakers. Not only it is good news for those who are prone to getting major blisters and foot pain from their vertiginous heels, it means you can wear your running shoes more than the two times a week month you go to the gym. Even if you love your flats, it’s worth trying out the trend. If you’re not sure how to wear your sneakers outside of the gym, take a page of our Ellen Degeneres‘ style guide or take a look at these outfits.
Here are six ideas on how to wear your gym sneakers everywhere:
1. Quirky Classics
Go for a classic minimalist look. Pair your sneakers with a crisp white blouse but instead of traditional black pants, swap them for a printed pair. Add a pop of color to the streamlined look with your jewelry.
2. Monochrome Pastels
You can wear pastels without looking like an Easter egg. If you’re wearing a soft color from head to toe, keep your silhouette streamlined and choose accessories in a different hue so you don’t end up looking like a cupcake.
You do not have to be on a tennis court to wear sneakers with a dress or skirt. It is a popular look with celebrities. If wearing your running shoes with a dress reminds you too much of an angsty prom queen, try wearing them with a fitted black skirt instead.
4. Chic Layers
A tailored jacket can instantly upgrade a look from casual to dressy. And there is no rule that your jacket has to have sleeves. This sleeveless trench is perfect for the spring. Just remember to layer bottoms under it in case you get hot and you want to unzip your coat.
5. Preppy Summer
Summer is the season to wear soft colors and white pants. (And to remember the stain remover.) Choose a pair of pastel sneakers in place of your regular flats.
6. Edgy (Almost) All-Black
If you want to take your running shoes from day to evening, you can’t go wrong with an all-black look. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with all-black for any occasion. Add a bit of leather (real or faux) and some studs for an edgier vibe.
There are several outfit ideas for how to wear your sneakers everywhere:
- Athleisure with skinny jeans and a white tee, opting for a pair of sneakers that stands out from the crowd.
- Lounge sets with shorts and a hat.
- Jean jacket and skirt.
- Business casual with a blazer and matching shorts and hat.
- Cargo pants.
- T-shirt dress, graphic tee, and jeans, fun pants, printed wrap top, fur coat in winter.