1. With a tough skirt.
It sounds like a style equation only your 12-year-old self can pull off, but the technique with the skirt-and-sneaks combo relies heavily on textures. A feminine top—like this lace crop—balances out tough pieces, like a leather mini and nylon sneaks.
2. With a pencil skirt.
Top, Miss Selfridge
A tight, form-fitting pencil skirt obviously looks sexier with heels, but let's be practical: Sneakers are a stylish and a comfier alternative. They're commute-friendly, too!
3. With a lace dress.
Lace dress, Suiteblanco
Toughen up a dainty lace dress with sneakers, and nail your #ootd for Saturday brunch with the girls. It's a cute date night outfit, too. (P.S. Yes, it is super cool to wear sneakers on a date!)
4. A jumpsuit.
Jumpsuit, Miss Selfridge
Satin slip-ons look great with shorts, but everybody can pull that off, right? We suggest pairing those sneaks with a dressy jumpsuit. It is totally Instagram-worthy.