If the handfuls of sneaker-clad girls still flooding fashion blogs and websites is any indication, we’d say the tennis shoe trend is here to stay. By now, everyone from your favorite tastemakers to regular girls on the street have tested the comfy shoe with everything hanging in their closets. Be it a fur coat or a simple pair of black socks, we found some of the coolest new pairings that you can easily make your own - follow our style tips below and shop the looks you love.
1. Mix normcore basics with vintage pieces
We loved Tavi Gevinson’s creative style mashup of The Royal Tenenbaums and ’90s normcore at the season 4 premiere of “GIRLS.” Dress up a classic pair of sneakers and mom jeans with a plush coat and a buttoned-up button-down for an unexpected undone look.
Tavi Gevinson at the season 4 premiere of HBO’s GIRLS in a Carven coat
One of the best things about sneakers is that you can literally wear them with anything and still look great. For instance, the last thing you would expect this girl in a white sweater and long lace skirt to be wearing is a pair of red Converse high-tops - exactly the reason she looks so cool.
Everyone has a scuffed-up pair of white tennis shoes that hang out in the back of the closet, but what you may not know is that they still have so much potential. Wear yours with a slouchy black sweater, skirt and matching socks for a modern update.
5 ways to wear over the knee boots, inspired by our favorite style pros
We’re smack in the middle of winter, and while we’re busy layering and trying to keep warm, we must not forget about the most stylish footwear that can make any outfit, over the knee boots. These shoes make an instant statement to any outfit, but they must be executed correctly - think more chic, less cheap. You don’t want to be walking around look like Julia Roberts in Pretty Women, so be inspired by some of our favorite style stars below and see the best ways to wear over the knee boots today!
With a Sweater Dress
Over the knee boots, when worn with something tight and fitted, can have the tendency of looking a bit trashy. To make them fashionable (and classy!), wear them with a slouchy sweater dress, showing only little skin in between.
Style star Elena Perminova at Spring 2015 Fashion Week.
Wear your tightest and thinest pair of jeans with a good leather over the knee boot (heels suggested). This look gives your outfit a cool layering affect while being chic and casual at the same time.
Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.
With a Mini Wrap Skirt
Wrap skirts are still hot this year, but instead of wearing them in their typical midi length, go short and give your look a retro vibe. Finish off your look with a suede over the knee boot and add knee socks or tights if it’s cold out
Discovering staples was a necessity for me this fall, as I had to pack clothing for the entire semester I’ll be in London. I aimed for Peggy Olsen meets Alexa Chung meets Karla Derass. Luckily I packed lightly so this list should be pretty simple:
Tops: turtlenecks, striped t-shirts, silk camisoles, wool tank top, turtleneck tank top
Bottoms: high-rise dark wash jeans, black leggings, high-rise mom jeans, wool/satin mini skirts (to be worn with tights)