It's the ultimate cool-meets-comfy look.
In fashion, comfort and style don’t always go hand in hand. In fact, when it comes to looking trendy, feeling comfortable is far less likely to be a factor — we’re looking at you high heels, skinny jeans, and crop tops. Fortunately, the fashion world is slowly but surely warming up to the idea that we are not all supermodels walking up and down a runway all day long, so designers have finally turned towards a more comfort-inspired aesthetic that focuses on well-being, simplicity, and effortlessness.
Thanks to this shift in creative direction, a combination that would have raised quite a many eyebrows a few years ago is now at the forefront of street style — we’re talking about the unlikely marriage of dresses and sneakers. The trend started slowly, making its way into the suitcases of influencers and It-girls headed for a grueling month of shows during fashion month as a more comfortable alternative to the classic stilettos/dress combo. Now, it's been fully adopted by everyone from High Street to high-end.
Of course, while we fully endorse this cool, travel-friendly trend, there are a few rules to follow that guarantee a successful sneaker-dress ensemble. First of all, a pair of plain white sneakers is a must-have; you can pair them with virtually anything for a cool look. Another way to go about finding the perfect pair of kicks to wear with your favorite floral dress is to pick one color from your dress’s print and opt for solid sneakers in that shade.
If you own a statement pair of sneakers with unique accents such as shearling, fur, metal detailing, or an unusual silhouette, choose a dress that’s more on the classic side so that all the attention is on your shoes. And note: feminine styles like slip dresses pair well with kicks in soft pastel shades.
Now, check out 14 cool and stylish dress and sneakers combinations to update your closet with this season.