How To Wear Sneakers For Autumn | People Magazine

How To Wear Sneakers For Autumn

Article By:  Bernita Marais

From jeans and elegant maxi dresses, to casual cropped pants and day-to-night wear; the sneaker trend has become a fashion statement unto itself. No matter what you choose, the options are so varied this season that you’re sure to find something that you love. Here are a few tips to rocking sneakers with everything!

When thinking about what shoes to add to your workplace attire, sneakers probably don’t come to mind immediately. Believe it or not, with the right piece and some clever styling, you can still look polished and professional. With this said, wearing sneakers to work is easier said than done. Not because this is the most simplistic style to master, but a lot of workplaces have strict regulations on dress-codes. Keep it safe, always play by the rules and find ways to break those rules and you’ll be a trendsetter! Keep in mind sneakers reveal a lot about the person wearing them. Remember, when going to work, the first priority is business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, right?

There is something about styling skirts and dresses with sneakers that just scream ‘stylish and funky’! Think you can’t pull off a dress with sneakers? Think again. Combine feminine frocks with classic trainers and slip-on sneakers. When opting for this look, try and avoid sneakers that visually cut off your legs, as this will make your legs look shorter.  Pay attention to colours and prints on pieces you are combining, aiming to create harmony between them. Match a printed dress with monochrome sneakers that highlight the colour of your dress, but for monochrome dresses opt for some boldly coloured or printed sneakers.

The saying ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ is definitely true when pairing ‘ugly sneakers’ with your look. Since these sneakers are quite out there, there is no point in holding back. They are the main focus of your outfit. You might as well go all the way and be bold! Wear them with dresses or skirts that are mid-calf or shorter. If you decide to wear trousers or jeans, make sure they end above your ankles and if that doesn’t work for you try pairing them with super tight skinny jeans. One sure way to draw even more attention to your sneakers is to wear interesting socks.

Whether you’re going on a first date or have planned something special with your long-term love, check off the three Cs: Comfort, Cool and casual. Also, an additional touch of playfulness is essential to any date night outfit. Wear your favourite slinky dress and don’t feel obligated to wear your sexy heels.

With the latest fashion surge on boyfriend jeans and oversized sweaters, being comfortable is the new chic. What better way to do this than with a statement sneaker that is an easy substitute for ankle boots? Flip the script on your weekend look by dressing up in your statement sneakers and get ready to take on Sunday brunch or a picnic in the park.

If there is one thing we have seen by now, it’s that sneakers go with everything.  So go on and try the latest trend.

For more articles on sneakers go to:  Elevate Your Outfit With White Sneakers!  Revealing Miley Cyrus’ Collection With Converse

Deneal Florence

Deneal Florence

Assistant fashion editor

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