Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sneaker Style

I'm not a sneakers type of girl.  I think the last pair of tennis shoes I wore were my beloved Asics for high school cheerleading (that wasn't exactly yesterday, my friends).  However, one thing about me is I have always been drawn to mixed element dressing just as I have been drawn to mixed element interiors.  Pairing a fitted pea coat with Chuck Taylors and a Missoni scarf?  Um, yes please!  It's the unexpected that draws my attention, as well as the "I could care less what you think" vibe it sends:



I think we are becoming more and more comfortable with breaking the fashion rules of yesteryear and questioning long-held fashion beliefs, such as- Why can't I pair tennis shoes with leather pants?  Who says I have to wear killer heels to look put together? 







Although I haven't completely embraced the high top sneaker trend as seen in this last picture, I dig the girls who can rock it.

I'm curious to know- what are your thoughts on sneaker style?

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21 comments:

  1. I have been passing on buying bold sneakers...but you show how they pair up with chic.

    changing my thoughts, thanks

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  2. I always look the sneaker looks when I come across them but don't think I could ever pull it off! Really loving that look from Fash n Chips!

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  3. amazing pics!!

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  4. I like that these looks still look "put together". My only criticism of sneaker style has been the schlub factor that often goes along with it (by the way- totally guilty myself of this). Paired with leather pants and colorful skinnies though, it's clear here that comfortable style can still look like you made an effort.

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  5. All of those girls look so chic, you wouldn't even realize they were wearing sneakers. I wonder, how we could pull off the same looks without looking ridiculous (as I would feel). It probably helps to have model-long legs! lol. Great post and nice inspiration. I'm totally inspired!

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog
    http://suburbchicblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I wear my Converse constantly, and with all different kinds of outfits. I really want a pair of sneaker wedges!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  7. Yes, yes, yes. I just jumped on this bandwagon yesterday with a pair of bright red Saucony Bullet's I found at TJ Maxx. So comfy and the red is a nice pop against my mostly black wardrobe.

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  8. I've been wanting some plain white converse for a while but never bought them because I didn't know how to wear them without looking like a kid. Love these pics.

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  9. In theory I don't like it, but then I see these pictures an I'm like "oh cool". They look really good. If I could pull it off, I would do it too!

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  10. This is so chic it makes me want to scream...especially that first pic. And leather leggings with sneakers? Yes!

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  11. I just bought my first pair of Converse in like 12 years and can't wait to wear them! Great inspiration :)

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  12. I AM a sneaker girl. I highly recommend you try these (they are my fav!).

    http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/SearchResultsView?storeId=10551&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&quickOrder=yes&searchKeyword=barrett&cacheKeyword=BARRETT

    They will for sure convert you :)

    xoxo, Emily
    www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

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  13. great post! this week I've been wearing sneakers with something chic. yesterday was a stripped dress with my converses. today i'm wearing skinnies and a button up with cons as well :)

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  14. I'm on a total kids kick right now! I have a grey felt pain I wear constantly!

    chelsie | mossypants.com

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  15. adorable on everyone else, but I feel like I would just look like a fool. but I just think the high top look is ugly in general??
    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  16. No offense, gurrrlll. You are so not a sneaks girl. You are total sky high heels all the way just like me!

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  17. i love the look but i just can't pull it off...

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  18. i have never been much of a sneaker kinda girl either but i am loving this trend at the moment! really want to get a pair of wedge sneakers!

    xo
    www.fitfashionista.com

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  19. LOVE all these looks! I was very much a heels girl when I lived in the city, but now I'm more of a sneaker girl in the small towns I find myself in. You can't go wrong with some Chucks or Isabel Marant inspired high top wedges!

    xx

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  20. I'm just like you, Sam! Don't know the last time I wore tennis (that's what my mom called them growing up and it stuck!) but I love the mixed look. Maybe I should dig up my converse?!

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