Recently, sneakers have been having a major comeback. With the help of the athletic trend, sneakers are cropping up everywhere from trend-based stores to the most anticipated runway shows of the season. Chanel, whose creative director Karl Lagerfeld always finds a way to renew and develop trends through the classic French label, also joined the sneaker bandwagon when pairing every look from the spring 2014 couture collection with a pair of trainers. Of course, they were bedazzled and embellished in true Chanel fashion, but every ensemble seemed extra cool and on-trend when the models strutted down the runway in these rubber-soled cleats.
When climbing the hills and mountains of Rocky Top, sneakers are the easiest and most comfortable choice of footwear. Whether you’re climbing The Hill or walking from Hodges Library to TRECS, sneakers have long been the most sensible choice of footwear on UT’s campus. Although, the trouble comes when attempting to pair sneakers with a comfortable outfit that is appropriate for both work and play.
I love sneakers and Converse are my favorite kind. I paired my crisp white high-tops with a fitted black dress, working off the classic black and white color combination. I paired my look with a floral bomber jacket that is light yet keeps me warm at night when the summer breeze rolls in. I accessorized with some gold jewelry, including a gold chain bracelet and a long gold tassel necklace.
The athletic style is not for everyone. When considering the ease and comfort that comes with sneakers, it’s hard to deny their efficiency in any Fashionista/o’s closet. Whether they’re classic Converse or a pair of embellished versions from Chanel, sneakers are any easy addition to anyone’s wardrobe that are sure to keep your style comfortable and on-trend.