How to Wear Sneakers in 2016

Cool, effortless, and laid back, sneakers can add a relaxed vibe to your feminine looks, especially if you’re not a fan of wearing ballet flats and thong sandals. Keep on reading for inspirational street style looks with sneakers so you’ll have some great ideas to incorporate them into your wardrobe no matter what your personal style is.

Wear sneakers with sleek neutral pieces.

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Nothing makes an all-black ensemble pop like fresh white sneakers. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of an all-white look, then add some flair to your style with a pair of animal print sneakers like Jane Aldridge did. A white dress can also be a great backdrop to let your statement accessories shine, especially if you’re wearing a colorful pair of sneakers and a brightly colored handbag. Chiara Ferragni simply wear her metallic silver silk dress, a trendy fashion staple, with her gray pair of sneakers making her outfit look more cohesive and sleek.

Add some cool vibe to your edgy leather pieces.

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Leather screams edgy, so sneakers are great addition to balance its tough look. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, you may think of wearing your sneakers with a pair of leather trousers, casual top, and a wool coat that will pull your look together. For a more chic look, simply go for a leather crop top to pair with your sexy shorts and sneakers. Remember, black pair of sneakers always looks edgy and masculine while a white canvas style appears to be more ladylike and elegant.

Dress up your denim with chic canvas sneakers.

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Denim items like jeans, jacket, chambray shirt, and shorts definitely scream casual, so you may think of a chic pair of canvas sneakers to dress them up a bit, especially if you’re not a fan of girly ballet flats and strappy sandals. Like fashion blogger Michele Krusi, you may simply go for a white pair of sneakers to complement your denim dress and plaid blazer, as well as button-front denim skirt and casual tee, making them look more polished and sleek. For a glamorous yet casual vibe, opt for a metallic pair of sneakers like Annabelle Fleur did, making her casual skinny jeans and leather jacket look chic.

Add some sleekness to your not-so-feminine outfit.

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Slouchy pants, oversized coats, or even bulky layers can look sleeker when worn with a chic pair of canvas sneakers. Though ballet flats and pumps can sometimes work, it may be a bit awkward wearing these dressy shoes with a not-so-feminine outfit for where the sneakers will work. Like Masha Sedgewick, go for a sporty look yet chic with a white pair of sneakers, teamed with a pair of slouchy jumpsuit perfect for morning walks and strolling at the park.

Add a laidback vibe with your eclectic outfit.

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If you’re wearing an eclectic, avant-garde, and statement-making outfit, keep the focus on your outfit itself by wearing a simple pair of sneakers, or a matching shade of your outfit. This way, you’ll keep your street looks balanced, sleek, and cohesive while looking fashion-forward with your sporty footwear.

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