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How to Wear Sneakers for Every Occasion

There’s good news if you’re a sneaker lover. Now more stylish than ever, the classic shoe goes beyond gym wear and can be worn for multiple occasions. Even if you frequently wear heels, there is nothing like slipping on a pair of comfy sneakers once in awhile. Pair with the right outfits and you’ll be gliding with easy comfort while still looking fashionable. Check out our guide to see how sneakers can fit into your day and evening activities. 

Weekend Cool

Sneakers are an ideal option for your weekends, as you’ll be able to zip around town for errands. But what if you run into someone you want to impress or are called for a last minute lunch? No problem! Get a pair with colors, patterns, or a unique embellishment like fringe, and the transition is easy. Try the Venice, which has both sneaker and boot influences for ultimate versatility. You can’t go wrong with a classic look of fitted jeans and a classic white shirt, knit midi dress, or chambray shirtdress and gold earrings. 


Sneakers are terrific travel companions. A day of sightseeing or long travel times in a car or airplane are made easier with a comfortable slide-on pair, like the Pacific or Newport Moc. You also can dive right into natural elements sure-footed as you navigate places off the beaten path. Wear with jeans, denim shorts, loose cotton top, or layering items like a flannel or button-down.  

Concert/Music Festival

Sneakers will help you get through the endless lines or a sprawling venue. The Gwen Bootie is a harmonious fit for a concert or festival. Suede lining and fringe complement a free-spirited, boho look. Pair with a jumper or distressed denim, and accent with suede or leather accessories.  


Yes, sneakers can be worn at work! The trick is not wearing them with other leisurewear; so leave the yoga pants and hoodies at home to keep a professional vibe. It’s easier to get away with it if the rest of your look is polished. Try a monochromatic look; pairing a black sneaker with a black fitted pant creates a sleek line; or try neutral slip-on sneaks, like the Gabi, with a patterned pant and silver accessories. The Gabi is a slip-on shoe with a rubber sneaker style bottom, but is made with suede. With its luxurious material and loafer-like appearance, you’ll be able to step into the office with confidence and poise.


Wearing sneakers to the gym or studio is the most obvious occasion, but you can still look amazing while working out. Athletic wear has reached new heights where function often meets style. Now’s your chance to have fun with colors and patterns to create a look that can easily translate from downward dog to brunch with the girls.