UP YOUR SNEAKER GAME – THE 5 RULES
NY Fashion Week street style was all about the sneaker. Everyone looked so rock star, super confident, comfortable, powerful, ready to take on the world. I’m definitely upping my sneaker game this fall and I’m going to follow these 5 rules.
First rule – Even though chunky sneakers are ironically in style (Thanks no thanks Balenciaga and Gucci), I still believe my shoes should not look like I’m actually going to be running in them. They should look fresh, like these grey Adidas Originals.
Rule 2 – White shoes are awesome, but they need to be impeccable. There’s only one way to go. Very very clean. Common Projects are so elegant in a simple and subtle way. These Adidas Superstars with leopard stripes are super cute (just the right amount of leopard, right?), and leave it to Stella McCartney to figure out an oh-so-subtle way to elevate Stan Smiths.
Rule 3 – Black works always. Black sneakers are versatile, professional, stay cleaner longer – they are very very good. I’ve always been a sucker for the Nike Swoosh and this one on the Pre Love O.X. sneaker is way oversized. These Adidas campus sneakers are a classic, along with Puma’s suede varsity sneakers.
Rule 4 – Consider a little sparkle on your feet. These Vans Old Skool have a gold suede logo, it’s a nice way to update this classic skater look. These all-gold leather Converse One Star Ox look seriously like Golden Goose, but at 1/5 the price…SJP has her version of glittery sneakers that go everywhere and look great – the meteor holographic sneakers. (My biggest challenge is deciding which color/glitter to get but they are selling out fast so I better decide!)
Rule 5 – Think out of the box. Want to ramp up the toughness? I really like these black leather shoes from Jane and the Shoe that are all strapped up.
And how about these furry One Stars that Mara’s sister just bought? Love them!
Did I say five rules? Ok, I’ve got an important sixth…Don’t get stuck in a color rut. While Mara and I have been big on dusty pink sneakers all spring and summer like these suede Vejas, the fall brings some interesting colors, like this mica green suede Nike blazer low tops and these smoke green/silver green Thunder deserts from Puma. I also love these Nike Air Max 90/1 sneakers with a mustard flourish.
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