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Sneakers Nation

It may seem like a nanosecond, but sneakers–the antithesis of high-heels–have been basking in the fashion limelight for several years now. Credit the “athleisure” trend, and a taste for more comfortable clothing, but the ascendance of fashion sneakers also owes a debt to Phoebe Philo, creative director at Celine for ten years.

Milan, Italy: Fashionable appearance during Milan Fashion Week

Fashion Sneakers for Comfort in Luxury

Her philosophy of comfortable luxury trickled down to footwear. She showed both easy-to-walk-in block heels and fur Birkenstocks in her collections over the years. And by appearing in Stan Smith sneakers while taking a bow on the runway, she fueled a love affair with Adidas, converting high-heel loving, style-conscious women into sneaker lovers. Raise your hand if you can find a designer who hasn’t added rubber-soled styles to his or her fashion line.

London, United Kingdom -A guest attending Burberry fashion show during London Fashion Week A in London, United Kingdom.

When choosing your new kicks (as the kids would say) think namely about proportion. Ladies who are heavier up top, or broad through the shoulders can basically get away with any style. If you’re more or less average in proportion, don’t get carried away with the overall size of the shoe; your best bet is to go for a more streamlined style.

Celine

Celine

These oversize, clunky shoes are not for everyone, but the easiest way to offset a pair is with a flowy midi-dress. You could go full bore athleisure, but an airy frock with feminine puffy sleeves helps balance things out. Rather than wearing them with leggings or running tights, opt for a suit, even a dressy one, for contrast.

COACH SNEAKERS SS2019

Coach SS2019 Lookbook

Not a slave to trends? For less of a statement but to still look au courant, go with a pair of simple soles with neutral colors from the likes of Tretorn, Puma, Nike and Adidas, who have climbed on the sneaker bandwagon with reboots of their old icons. Wear these classic sneakers with black jeans and a blazer, a pencil skirt, a sweater and pleated skirt, cropped trousers or a jumpsuit.

For weekend wear, go for fun with florals, metallics or patterns.  Keep the rest of your outfit pared down in color and style.

Here are the latest trends for this season, followed by our selections so you can #ShopTheLook 

  • Wedges
  • Platforms 
  • Metallics
  • Espadrille bottoms
  • Patterns – (think florals, patchwork, tie-dye) 
  • White – a throwback trend

 

metallic snakeskin print slip on espadrille sneaker

Sunnie Slip On Espadrille Sneaker $88

multi-stripe-espadrille-sneaker

Rocket Dog Multi Stripe Espadrille Sneaker $44.99

Gola-sneaker-jcrew-rose-metallic 

GOLA® for J. Crew Mark Cox Tennis Sneakers $55

metallic sneakers by crime london at giglio

 Crime London Sneakers US & UK- Sale $107

Black-Platform-Sneaker-DKNY-Macys

DKNY Black Wedge Sneaker, $100

Grey Steve Madden Wedgie Sneakers

Steve Madden Wedgie Wedge Sneakers, $90

Azura Wedge Espadrille Sneaker Tropical Print

Kacy Espadrille Wedge Sneaker $120

gold metallic platform sneaker

Sofft, Sander Metallic Sneaker $100

Stuart Weitzman Platform Slip On Sneaker

Stuart Weitzman Platform Slip On Sneaker $170

Blowfish Floral platform sneaker

Blowfish Floral Platform Sneaker $40

 

Bullboxer platform leopard print sneaker

Bullboxer Leopard Platform Sneaker $80 

black floral sneaker

Dansko Black Floral Sneaker $110

May London Snakeskin Sneaker

May London Low Top Sneaker $695

mui mui espadrille platform sneakers

Mui Mui Espadrille Platform Sneakers $590

cole haan white high tech trainer sneakers

Cole Haan High Tech Trainers $150

Alice & Olivia black stripe platform sneakers

Alice & Olivia Platform Sneakers $225

Veja Floral Sneaker

Veja Floral Sneaker $140

Bernardo Vale Espadrille Sneakers

Bernardo Vale Espadrille Sneakers $125

 

 

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