Style Spotlight: How To Style Sneakers For Work

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Need a little street style inspiration? Want to rock your gym shoes on the daily? Whether you’re running around the city or constantly on your feet at work, sneakers are a sensible and stylish option. Check out our fashion tips for transitioning your favorite sneaks into uber stylish work wear!

Play with Patterns

To immediately take your sneaker look from a morning workout look to a chic ensemble, play around with different patterns and colors. Colorful chunky sneakers can easily take on a more sporty vibe. By adding a cheetah print skirt and pink sweater you can make the look much more feminine and work-appropriate. Cheetah and other animals prints are one of the hottest style trends this season. Adding sneakers to the look immediately ups the cool factor.

Pile on the Accessories

Coco Chanel once said that before you leave the house, take off one accessory. We say pile ’em on. In the case of wearing sneakers to work, try to lean into the trendy aspect of it. By adding other trendy accessories like small sunglasses, tall socks, a bucket hat, or a clear bag, you instantly set yourself apart from the crowd. To make the look appropriate for work, add an oversized blazer.

Keep it Monochrome

A monochrome outfit instantly takes your sneakers from drab to daring. By matching your sneakers to your ensemble, you instantly appear put together — even in sneaks. Especially when you keep your coordinated look to neutral tones, pairing sneakers with your workwear can look effortlessly sophisticated. Add a pop of color to the outfit with an accessory to truly highlight and call attention to the rest of your one-color look.

Amp Up A Classic White Button Down

A white button-down is a workwear staple for both men and women. However, there are numerous ways to edge up a classic white shirt and make it both fun and appropriate for the office. If your workplace has a relaxed dress code, bike shorts are one of the latest trends to take over street style. Pairing bike shorts with a white button-down can instantly take your look from boring to high fashion. Chunky sneakers balance out the look and make you look like an ultimate Instagram influencer. If bike shorts don’t fit your workplace’s dress code, pair the look with a simple black pencil skirt to look chic and stylish.

Embrace the Sporty Vibes

If your office has little to no dress code, or you’re a girl boss freelancing from home, really lean into the sporty vibes when styling your sneaks. Pair a matching sweatsuit with your sneakers to really channel your inner Sporty Spice. Not only will you be super comfortable, but you’ll also exude an effortless sporty vibe that’s extremely on trend.

Throw on a Blazer

A blazer can easily transform any outfit into one that’s great for work. As a proud owner of Fila Disruptor 2’s, I recommend these sneakers wholeheartedly. When paired with jeans, leggings, or a dress, these classic sneakers can instantly elevate your look. The high platform soles are extremely comfortable to walk in. By adding a blazer, you can easily make the transition between an afternoon hike and the boardroom.

Edge it Up With Shoulder Bags and a Jumpsuit

Shoulder bags — you read that right. They’re not fanny packs, can instantly upgrade your look, and make you look effortlessly stylish. Especially when you’re running around the city or the office, shoulder bags can be extremely useful for carrying your everyday accessories like your phone, chapstick, or wallet. By pairing your sneakers with a jumpsuit, you will not only feel cute and on-trend, but extremely comfortable as well.

Pair your Sneaks With a Feminine Dress

Contrast the sportiness of your favorite pair of sneakers with an ultra-feminine dress. Choosing a bold yet feminine print like florals or polka dots can create an intriguing look that will certainly turn heads. Though it can be intimidating to wear such a statement outfit, you will undoubtedly feel a sense of confidence from rocking such an eye-catching look.

Let it Flow

When rocking a pair of chunky sneakers, it can be tempting to stick with more slimming silhouettes. Throw this idea out the window! Sneakers, even the chunkiest of styles, are complemented perfectly by larger, flowier garments. Whether you choose to wear a mumu, a nightgown, or simply an oversized t-shirt dress, sneakers can complement any look. The best part about wearing an ultra-flowy outfit? Feel free to grab an extra slice (or two) of pizza, walk through those office doors, and live your best life.

Contrast Your Sneakers With Their Style Opposite

When you’re at a loss for how to pair your sneakers with anything in your wardrobe, go for the opposite of whatever style they happen to be. Are your sneakers more simple and chic? Go for an edgy grunge outfit, complete with a rocker tee and chain accessories. Do your sneakers exude a sporty basketball vibe? Layer up in style with a loose bohemian dress, 70s-inspired belt, and yellow sunglasses to finish up your contrasting look.

The next time you hit the streets or the office in your stylish sneaks, remember these style tips! Sneakers can easily make the transition from the gym to the office and are one of the biggest trends happening in fashion at the moment. The number of different styles is endless. Whether you choose a chunky “Dad shoe” style, a chic and sophisticated slide, or a classic pair of Converse, there’s a sneaker style for every girl boss.