That trend of wearing sneakers with nice clothing is not for me…or is it? For the past year I’ve been disregarding it, thinking it would look like I was trying to be a rad teenager. Do the cool kids still say rad? Haha! The Street Style look I’ve seen at Fashion Week is a statement of extremity–like pairing a gorgeous, lace Valentino dress with Stan Smith Adidas.
Because sneakers-as-fashion-statements couldn’t be a more enjoyable concept, I’ve been getting more comfortable with the idea. To keep it from going off the rails, I won’t hit the extreme ends of the trend. I think I could pull this look off with classic and minimal clothing. A knit, pencil skirt, with a sweater. Cropped trousers and a top, with bell sleeves. Of course sneakers work with any type of jean. And although most of the photos in this story show them with skinny jeans, flares (particularly cropped) would look cool. I would avoid sneakers with any fashion that skews young–like full, shorter skirts.
Which sneakers to buy? I’m liking a more athletic, sleek sneaker–like Nikes. Allyson is right again–damn her! Today in New York, I saw Pumas, Vans, Adidas and Converse everywhere. Which sneakers do you wear? Will you pair them with street clothes?
Streamlined Nikes .
Pumas . Reeboks & Vans .
Adidas Stan Smiths .
Adidas Stan Smiths . Converse .
Cover Photo: Vans
All Photos: Dawn Bell Solich