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The 10 Most Stylish Ways to Wear Your Sneakers

Mar 26 2014 - 7:40am

When we wear sneakers on our commute, they stay on all day. I swear, it's not because we're lazy — I mean, we like to be comfortable, but our sneakers are pretty stylish — and I'm not just talking about Isabel Marant [1] wedges. Actually, it's the athletic labels like Nike [2] and Adidas [3] that are more en vogue now, thanks largely to the cool girls in our favorite street style snaps sporting Frees and Stan Smiths and celebs like Rihanna in their New Balances [4].

With mindresses, leather pants, and, yes, even suits, these styling tricks mean you never have to worry about looking like an extra in Working Girl. For the freshest ways to style fashion's freshest kicks, just scroll on.

Source: IMAXTREE [5]

Pernille Teisbaek added coordinated slip-on sneaks to her houndstooth-print dress instead of pumps or platforms. The result? This look feels infinitely more cool and casual and not at all your typical ladies-who-lunch ensemble.

Yes, sneakers even work with tights. The proof is this ultrachic take with a Spring topper and Prada [6] high-tops on bottom.

Source: Tim Regas

Smart separates look a little more fashion conscious with sneakers-of-the-moment to finish them off, à la Leandra Medine.

Source: Tim Regas

If you ever thought you couldn't wear your Nikes with your day dresses without looking like a shot out of Working Girl, this look will prove you wrong. Her white dress and stylish leather jacket are the perfect foil for fresh athletic kicks.

It might not be your first thought to break up a suit with a crop top — or add Nikes instead of heels — but it totally works. Just remember, this look isn't for the office.

Julia Sarr-Jamois finished her cool-girl outfit with kicks just as worthy of the spotlight, albeit a bit more low key.

Sneakers with suiting? Why not! Camille Charrière's Adidas [7] shoes punch up a standard suit (as does her leopard coat!) for a day in or out of the office.

Chiara Ferragni [8]'s slip-ons lend just the right sporty vibe to finish off her shorts and sweater combo.

The comfortable and stylish solution to ditching your heels, as Eva Chen well knows, is a cool-girl slip-on sneaker.

You don't have to wear pumps, platforms, or sandals with a party dress — cute lace-ups make it day appropriate.