Q&A: Creative Outfits with Casual Sneakers

June 26th, 2008

Q: I was wondering how do I wear sneakers in a more feminine way? I’m 16 and I have been flats and sandals for the last year or so, but I do miss the sneakers. But I’ve found out that they clash with my more girly blouses.

A: Sneakers are inherently casual, and they’re also kind of tomboyish.  To help combat the tomboyish feel of sneakers, choose sneakers that are inherently more feminine, either in color or detailing.  Here’s three ways to wear your sneakers for a more feminine look:

Tip 1: Go Daytime Glamorous with a Dress



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Proudly wear a casual dress with your sneakers, and accessorize your outfit with bold jewelry and an elegant handbag.  Be bold!  Don’t you love the gorgeous black and white zebra print?

Tip 2: Balance Masculine and Feminine



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You can embrace the tomboyish feel of the sneakers by balancing a feminine piece of clothing with a masculine one.  Here, the feminine airy yellow tank top is counterbalanced by a masculine military-inspired blazer.  Added bonus? Grey (instead of blue) jeans.

Tip 3: Embrace the Casual



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Sneakers are casual, so go with the flow and create a casual outfit around them. Wear shorts instead of pants, and slip on a breezy chic feminine top.

Have a great tip about how to wear sneakers? Share it with us in the comments!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. RobynT  |  June 28th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    i find that converse-style sneakers are most versatile for wearing with skirts and dresses. i think that preppier or more casual style skirts and dresses also go best with sneakers, like denim, corduroy…

    i think another good way for girls to wear sneakers is to go hip hop inspired. my nike dunks are way less versatile than my converse but with the right kind of graphic tee and skirt, or fitted tank top, i love how they look.

  • 2. Dawn  |  June 29th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Try wearing runners like converse with jeans and a girly top, go for low-profile runners (so no gym/ running shoes) in a fabulous colour… I’m currently wearing green cons with yellow tongues.Or go for canvas pilmsolls like this http://www.asos.com/Rocketdog/Rocketdog-Spring-Love-Print-Buckle-Front-Plimsolls/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=241601&cid=4172&clr=Black&Rf-100=Flat%20Shoes&sh=0&Rf-200=4

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