The fact that wearing sneakers with pretty much anything has now become not just socially acceptable, but actually ridiculously chic is a fashion boon to mothers everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore a stiletto but on those mornings when I walk the few city blocks with my girls to school, sporting a pair of cool kicks is an extremely welcome accessory choice! And because of their versatility, you can never have too many. Some of the shoes below you can actually wear to the gym to pump up your HIIT class performance and others are pure aesthetics. As proven to us by the most enviable Street Style pics, sneakers add instant edge to an outfit by injecting it with a pop of color, texture and personality. These are the five styles of sneaks that you should have your eye on this spring.
It started with Nike Flyknits but we’re now seeing these lightweight, woven styles from multiple designers. They’re a perfect choice for spring because of their slim shape and breathability, and look best when worn with simple leather pants, skinny jeans or a fitted skirt. Best part is, no need to pack a pair of extra trainers for that post-work sweat sesh.
There has been an influx of white sneakers in recent seasons proving that simple and clean designs are a popular choice, but simple just got a lot more fun with fully-coated footwear in the candy color of your choice. The addition of cropped or boyfriend jeans are perfect for achieving that “yup, I always look this cool” look, as is a simple, pleated midi skirt.
Stripes are a playful and sporty addition to the sneaker game yet these styles remain elegant because of the simplicity of the actual sneaker designs. With white as a background, either one bold stripe or multiple diagonals are just enough of a pop to make these statement shoes without being too loud.
Glittered sneakers easily draw attention with their unique colors and textures, and should be styled accordingly. Allow these to become the focus of your look by pairing them with straightforward styles and classic silhouettes – think jeans, tees and neutral colors. My new go-to is sporting these pink sparklers with a black, flowy maxi skirt and simple black tank.
High grip soles and techy, athletic details make these high-performance shoes look sleek and stylish while also being legitimate workout choices. The best way to wear these while not actually exercising is either to balance them with light, feminine pieces such as satin pajama pants or embracing the boyish and going for tight pants and a moto jacket.