Jun 11, 201206:38 AMGirl Next Door
British fashionista Charlotte Crowley tells you what to wear—and what NOT to wear.
How to Wear Sneakers
As you will know if you've read my last few posts, I am a huge fan of remixing. I never buy anything unless I can think of three different ways to wear it, involving pieces that I already own, and I'm always trying to create new outfits from things I already own. But sometimes it's really easy to ignore perfectly remixable (did I just invent a new word?!) pieces already in our wardrobes because they're pieces that we've bought for a particular occasion. How about your prom dress? Or an old band tshirt you bought when you were sixteen and only wear to the gym? What about your work clothes? Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be showing you three new ways to wear pieces that you usually only reserve for certain occasions, bringing a whole new lease of life to your wardrobe.
Today I'm going to show you three stylish ways to wear sneakers.
Even if you're not particularly sporty, you probably own at least one pair of sneakers, and not just running shoes. When I was 16 I had quite the collection of Vans and Converse, so I love the fact they're back in fashion. They can be a bit of a challenge to wear- they're not the kind of thing you can wear to a wedding or a formal dinner, but styled right, they can look cute and stylish without looking too casual. They're also the perfect shoe for summer- relaxed, fun and comfortable. If you don't already have a pair, they're a great investment. Black and white are perfect for first-time sneakers, but bright colours such as yellow or pink are perfect for summer. You also have the choice between hitops and low tops, depending on your style. Here are my three favourite ways to wear sneakers...
1. Floral dress, denim jacket
This is my absolute favourite way to wear sneakers in the summer. A pretty printed dress and a pair of bright sneakers, paired with a denim jacket is a perfect summer look- fresh and light but pretty. It's a great way to make a summery dress more casual. To keep the look pulled together, choose a dress with colours similar to the sneakers.
2. Shorts, blazer
There's something a love about shorts and a blazer for summer. A kind of summer suit, if you will. The shorts keep it casual, but the blazer smartens the look up. Pair with some neutral sneakers for a smart day-time look.
3. Colour block
For a really fun outfit, clash a bright coloured dress with clashing sneakers. Printed sneakers are extra fun!