STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Not So Sneaky Sneakers

Style Advice of the Week

Fair warning, Fashionistas: this Style Advice of the Week is not for the fashionably faint-hearted. But if you’re adventurous and love a little punk style in your wardrobe, listen in. Let me introduce you to one of the quintessential wardrobe staples of the punk era: the creeper sneaker. Popularized in the 1970s by designers such as Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, these grunge-inspired kicks have stormed back into the street style spotlight, worn on the soles of the boldest Fashionistas.

I spotted this Fashionista showing off her super-cool punk style in a pair of black platform sneakers. With an approximate 4-inch platform, the sneakers take center stage in her look and demand attention. She rocks a calf-length vintage leather jacket that also nods to the punk era with its masculine lapels and collar. A pair of bright red jeans peeks out below the jacket and adds a fun pop of color to her nearly all-black ensemble. To contrast the tough texture of the leather jacket and sneakers, she dons a pale-colored rose in her hair and adds drama with a romantic red lip.  For a little dose of fun and whimsy, she uses a black cat tote to carry along her daily essentials.

There are so many stylish ways to work the creeper sneaker into your own wardrobe. If your style is bold and punk-inspired, follow the lead of this Fashionista by pairing black platform sneakers with a pair of bright jeans and a leather motorcycle jacket. If your style favors the more feminine and romantic side, pair these kicks with a fun circle skirt and ladylike blouse for a subtle and unexpected hint of grunge.

With so many ways to rock the creeper sneaker, don’t be afraid to let your inner punk rock through. As this Fashionista shows us, a trendy pair of kicks is the ultimate style statement.


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