STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Sneak Attack

Style Advice of the Week

The favorite of many Fashionistas and Sporty Spice fans, the sneaker heel has won the love of our hearts and our feet. Sportswear as ready-to-wear is continuing as a trend this season (check out the shoes at Prada’s spring 2014 show) and this week’s Fashionista showed that sneaker heels won’t be jogging off any time soon.

She adds a feminine touch to the athletic shoe with a brightly printed dress and navy blue blazer. These classic pieces add a new twist to the streetwear style of her chunky sneakers. While it may not be intuitive to pair her kicks with such a feminine and classic look, somehow, the overall combination makes it work.

The great part of the ensemble is that it looks very chic and almost unattainable, but it is actually quite functional. The hidden wedge gives you height and makes your legs look long and lean without leaving you bed ridden for days due to the inability to walk. Sneaker heels are comfortable enough to be worn to and from class, but definitely have an added edge that you can’t really find in flat shoes. They are completely a shoe that is what you make it. If you’re not feeling this Fashionista’s chunky white sneakers, try a more slim fitting wine pair. They are more feminine and certainly more subtle.

I admit that I was skeptical of the fad at first, but after seeing this week’s Fashionista absolutely rocking her look, I’m sold. While it may have seemed in congruent with my minimalist wardrobe based in classic pieces, I now see that these kicks are much more than a trend for fashion forward celebrities like Rihanna or Beyoncé. They can fit any Fashionista’s wardrobe. Try them out in your own.

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