STYLE GURU STYLE: Skate Shoes

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Sometimes you just have to thank Céline for the gift of comfortable, on-trend footwear. The house set the bar pretty high with those unforgettable fur-lined sandals, but at Céline’s vibrant spring 2014 ready-to-wear presentation, skate shoes were the footwear of choice. Paired with everything from crochet skirts to feminine graffiti-splashed skirts, models rocked the sneaks just as fabulously as they would four-inch stilettos. Yes, these slip-on kicks popularized by the punk scene are once again having their fashion moment—and it’s amazing. Toss those heels aside and get ready for your comfiest walk to class ever.

Just as Céline’s collection suggests, it’s totally cool to wear sneakers with your dressier pieces like skirts and dresses. For this look, I let my pink woven skate shoes grab attention by pairing them with a simple black color palette. I’m wearing an A-line miniskirt with eyelet detail and a silk tank top to give the look a girly vibe. I accessorize with a vintage Coach backpack as a casual handbag alternative and swipe on a bright pink lip. Here, I opted for a feminine pair of skate shoes to suit my style, but I love these studded Saint Laurent slip-ons for an edgier look.

Don’t go thinking your options for slip-on footwear are limited to flirty skirts. You can rock these comfy kicks to your internship with a pair of cigarette pants and a printed blouse. Or go the casual route and wear them how they were made to be worn: punk-inspired with ripped jeans and a leather jacket. No matter your style, embrace this cool, comfortable footwear to take your outfits to the next level. Thanks, Céline.

Get My Look: 1. Slip-on sneakers. 2. Flirty A-line skirt. 3. Leather backpack.

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