Here’s a fashion-girl styling tip to take to heart: Sneakers go with everything. These days, rubber-soled kicks aren’t just for marathoners—they’re chic as all hell. Hightops, lowtops, slip-ons, and more—take a tip from any of the 21 ladies (below) as they teach you how to wear sneakers practically anywhere this summer.
Camille Over the Rainbow
The A-line button-front skirt may be one of the more elegant denim silhouettes this season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep it cool with a pair of lowtop sneakers!
It’s summer, which means it’s time to wear tons of white! Keep your look tone-on-tone monochromatic pairing varying shades of white and ivory—from a fun and flirty shift dress, right down to your rubber-soled toes.
Make your colorful pieces pop by choosing one hue and mixing it with a clean white palette. Find a pair of white kicks with a single accent color and match the rest of your outfit to it.
A surefire way to get away with print-mixing is by anchoring your look in a pair of solid white sneakers.
As you jump on the pantsuit trend this season, make the look your own by dressing it down with a pair of lowtop sneakers. Sporty as sneakers may be, the uncommon styling trick adds a bit of feminine flair to a masculine suit.
Love your midi skirt but looking for a way to make it a little less uptown elegant and a little more downtown cool? Add a pair of sneakers, in any color or style, and you’ve found your new go-to look for the summer.
We Wore What
The most transitional look of the season is a slightly fancier dress, paired with more casual sneaks. The duality of the pair allows this style to take you from the summertime office to drinks with friends and even to the date you run to afterward.
Stockholm Street Style
When paired together, denim and sneakers are akin to a good PB&J—reliable and perfect in any shape or form. Try a denim dress this summer—it’s one of our favorite new silhouettes!
Nothing is easier to style than a black skirt and white T-shirt, but somehow our shoe choice always seems to fall short. Give the understatedness of this simple black-and-white look the whimsical touch it deserves with your favorite pair of sneakers.
The Fashion Eaters
Off-the-shoulder tops, flares, and sneakers? How could you go wrong. These three retro trends are back and better than ever—so, what are you waiting for? Try them all together!
Matching sets come in all shapes and forms, and we’re currently loving midi-length pencil-skirt options. Balance the workplace silhouette with a pair of casual kicks to make it equally appropriate for all your weekend plans.
Where Did U Get That
With dresses of the shorter variety, flats are a must. Go for a dress in chambray or white cotton, and use the style as an excuse to go crazy with a pair of colored or printed slip-ons.
Head-to-toe white this summer now stops short of our ankles. Show off those brightly colored sneakers—whether they’re more athletic in style or an elegant and streamlined shape.
Going on a trip? Sneakers no longer scream commuter shoes like they did decades ago. In fact, you’re never going to want to take them off, especially when paired with a striped T-shirt dress like this one.
An elegant skirt like this one does all the styling work for you. No matter how you dress it down, you’ll be party ready—even when slipping into your bright white lowtop sneakers.
With skinny jeans and a white tee, opt for a pair of sneakers that may not be a bright color, but definitely stands out from the crowd. Look for a pair with an unexpected element like a bright stripe or metallic leather.
Who says a look made of neutrals has to be boring? This summer, mix gray with nude and black with white, and add a pop of an understated pastel to round out the selection. In keeping with the rest of your look, go for a pair of sneaks that feel special but aren’t too loud.
This summer, we dare you to try something new: Dress up in your go-to ladylike skirt-and-top set that you typically pair with sky-high stilettos. Next? Swap out your stilettos for a pair of lowtops. You may never go back.
Denim-on-denim doesn’t have to mean a Canadian tuxedo. Have fun with your sneakers and find a pair in the beloved blue twill. You can wear them with everything from denim trousers to a summer sundress.
This summer, sneakers are just the thing that you’ve been looking for to make your after-hours pieces appropriate for the light of day. Pull out your favorite party skirt, tuck in a T-shirt or button-down, and finish off with a pair of rubber-soled wonders.
Last but certainly not least comes the collection of wardrobe staples so good you’ll wear it your whole life. Sneakers, straight-leg jeans, a striped shirt, and a blazer are always age-appropriate, whether you’re 20 or 60!