The other day I was thinking about why I have an affinity for styling sneakers with skirts and dresses… Sure, they’re so much more comfortable than most sandals and heels and make walking around the city a breeze, but that’s not usually my thought process when I reach for a cute pair of tennis shoes when I’m getting dressed. I got to thinking maybe it’s deep-rooted from my cheerleading days, seeing as grades in 6th through 12th, I was always wearing a classic pair of white sneakers with my skirt (and bloomers) as a part of our uniforms. (You know I love any excuse to get all psychology about a topic that doesn’t even warrant a deep dive… 🤪)
Cognitive behaviors aside, I’m all about juxtaposition… I like to throw a little curveball when I’m styling an outfit, a little something unexpected. This outfit would look just as cute with a pair of pumps or a strappy pair of sandals (and there’s a time and a place for both), but I absolutely love it with a classic pair of bright white sneakers.
I just got these leather Keds sneakers from Zappos to replace my worn out wear-with-everything sneakers and I am obsessed with them! I love the low profile, I love the clean all-white look without any lines or logos, and I absolutely love how comfortable they are. I think I let out a little gasp when I put them on the first time… I was definitely not expecting the foam footbed to be so cloud-like!
If you, too, love the look of these sneakers, you can have them by early next week! I order most of my shoes from Zappos because of their free shipping that’s fast AF. (Free returns for 365 days, too!) By now, you guys probably know that I tend to err on the side of last minute… Usually right before a trip or before a shoot that I have, I’ll remember something that I forgot to order a few days earlier and it’s Zappos to the rescue. At checkout, you get a guaranteed delivery date and (at least in Chicago) it’s usually one business day FOR FREE. Can’t beat that!
But back to styling these sneakers with skirts! My number one tip? Don’t overthink it. I’ll always hear “but I can’t pull that off.” You can, my friend, you totally can! To start simple, pull out a printed skirt from your closet. Then, take a basic white tee or a classic button down shirt and tie it up. You could also tuck it in, but I’m all for the tie lately, as I think it looks a bit more fresh. Lastly, just slip on this pair of leather Keds and you’re out the door! Easy peasy.
Or if you’re wearing a cute denim skirt, just pair it with a graphic tee and sneakers. And the next time you throw on a dress for brunch on the weekend, try it with sneakers instead of your go-to sandals. I’m telling you, this style of Keds goes with absolutely everything! (And they fit true-to-size, too!)
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This post was sponsored by Zappos.