ALL IN THE DETAILS: High-top Heaven

As I walk through the streets of New York City, I can’t help but admire the eclectic bunch of sneakers I see. With numerous miles walked daily, comfortable footwear is a necessity in the city. However, style doesn’t need to be traded for comfort in this case. It is quite the opposite, actually. The perfect pair of sneakers have the power to transform an outfit completely. Sometimes, the simpler the outfit, the better. An outfit that isn’t too distracting allows for some stylish footwear to become an eye-catching statement piece. If you have a nice pair of kicks, everything else will simply fall into place.

This Fashionisto sticks to the basics with his outfit: a light wash denim button-down shirt, a gray striped sweater and some classic jeans. The two different denim washes allow for the denim on denim look to be executed successfully, while his striped gray sweater adds extra warmth and texture to the overall look.

Exemplifying just how essential a good pair of sneakers are to everyone’s wardrobe, this Fashionisto sports some Nike Blazer high-tops. These shoes are cool by themselves, as they exude an effortless, old school vibe. However, the red hue adds an additional touch, with a pop of color that brightens up the entire look. With an outfit that has an otherwise neutral color scheme, these red kicks immediately stand out to any passerby. This Fashionisto purposefully keeps the rest of his outfit clean-cut and classic so that these killer kicks are placed on center stage. It is impossible to ignore these shoes, as they captivate anyone’s attention with their vibrant color and cool style.

Don’t hesitate to go out and splurge on a pair of sneakers for yourself this weekend; you deserve it. After all, a good pair of sneakers are not only stylish and versatile, but comfortable and practical.

How To: Going for a stroll in the city this weekend and need to stay comfortable, while still keeping your style game strong? Rock a pair of old school Sk8-Hi Vans. Whether you’re a guy sporting jeans and a button-down shirt, or a girl who wants to wear a mini skirt and tights, these shoes can be worn with just about anything. Your sneakers don’t only need to be worn with other sporty items. Experiment with some dressier clothing items to juxtapose the more casual, edgy high-tops.