Whether you’ve been on board from the beginning, are slowly warming up to the trend or still boycotting, grandpa sneakers aren’t going anywhere. Luckily, old-school kicks from Reebok, Puma and Vans are here to counteract all those designer orthopedic offerings. But the influx of fashion-forward sneakers provides an interesting dilemma: which outfit goes with each pair?
Pairing dresses or suits with sneakers is not a new concept, but some kicks go better with some pieces. And it’s not just about color coordination (especially since clashing often makes more of a statement). You have to take into account hem lengths, the thickness of sneaker soles and the height of the shoe — in other words, high-tops or low-tops.
To make things a little easier, we went ahead and put together some sneaker outfits that include dress and suit combos. As the weather gets colder, you can always layer and still keep the pieces together. For now, sport the suits sans shirts or add in just a plain white tee to keep the focus on the dynamic duo (i.e., your suit/sneaker team). Slip on a turtleneck in a complementary shade when the chill sets in.
Here are 19 sneaker outfit ideas guaranteed to turn heads and get those street style photogs snapping.