I can’t believe I’m about to admit that I, of all people, find myself on board with the sneaker trend. I know what you’re thinking… Isn’t this the very girl that openly mocked anyone and everyone who wore tennis shoes with jeans? Yes, it’s me, and I’m here to admit that I may have misjudged. Much like a jean jacket, I thought the sneaker would be forever out of the question when it came to style. (I don’t particularly like any item of clothing that gives me flashbacks to the prepubescent middle schooler I once was.) But I’ve seen people bring back the jean jacket (I refuse to acknowledge this trend) and I’ve seen people pull off the sneaker.
At first, throwing a sneaker on with a perfectly polished outfit seemed strange, but I kind of love it. The shoe adds a little carefree “I know I’m chic, I don’t even have to try” vibe to your outfit.
As with any trend, there are a few guidelines: pick a thinner shoe to pair with skinny jeans, don’t forget your accessories, and don’t be afraid to show some ankle.
Here are my favorite looks:
Love it or hate it? I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comment section. And for all you skeptics out there, I was in NYC last week and I promise you even the chicest of chic were wearing sneaks!
ps- I will still mock middle-aged men in sneakers & jeans, Ryan Gosling style.