We did it, Fashionistas and Fashionistos: we’ve survived spring break, Saint Patrick’s Day and midterm exams. We have donned rain jackets, puffy jackets and every other imaginable type of jacket we could fit in our suitcases after winter vacation. We have walked to class through snow, freezing rain and hurricane force winds. We did it; we have earned the right to enjoy this warm weather!
Warm weather means plenty of things at Wake Forest University; girls will begin to wear Jack Roger’s sandals and the hemlines of men’s chino shorts will begin to get shorter and shorter. However, something I did not expect to see this week was a stylish girl wearing a kick butt pair of Nike sneakers. “Sneaker Head” culture was born in the 1980s with the help of Michael Jordan and the growth of hip hop music. This exclusive (and often elusive) crowd has been appreciating the classic cool look of Nike kicks for a very long time; however, seeing as our Deacon Fashionistas tend to opt for Lilly over Low Dunks, spotting a pair on our traditionally preppy campus caught my attention in the best sort of way.
No longer confined to the university gym, this Fashionista makes sneakers chic, proudly sporting a pair of gray, white and rich navy blue sneaks around campus. Paired with skinny dark denim and a textured white crew neck sweater, she radiates the effortlessly cool and confident vibe of a true Nike aficionado. The key to rocking this tricky trend is selecting fitted pieces that show off her feminine frame; she does not allow her shoes to overpower her look with too much menswear flavor, but strikes the perfect balance of masculine and feminine. Love this style? Try pairing a chic wedge sneaker with tailored denim and a fitted tee for an outfit that screams relaxed, stylish and in the sneaker know.