Once reserved solely for the gym, sneakers are making a street style breakthrough. Several major luxury fashion brands have released their own takes on these casual shoes, while celebrities have incorporated sneakers into their vast collections of couture footwear. This Fashionisto demonstrates how to incorporate this high fashion element into everyday life on a college campus.

His sneakers serve as a finishing touch on an outfit that exudes an effortless vibe. The key is creating a head-to-toe look that reflects the cool confidence of the shoes. He sticks to casual layers on top, with a double-zip jacket and simple T-shirt. Proving that colored jeans can work on Fashionistos too, he chooses a bright green pair, adding just the right amount of color to the mostly gray and black look. The bright color also serves to call attention to the sneakers. This Fashionisto also infuses his own personality through his choice of other accessories, mainly the headphones and beanie.

How To: Fashionistos, take note on how to incorporate your sneakers into your wardrobe in a totally new way. For a street style-inspired look, start with your favorite zip-up hoodie and graphic T-shirt. If you’re feeling bold, reach for bright colored pants like this Fashionisto did or grab your favorite pair of dark wash jeans. Invest in a cool pair of high top sneakers in black and white or any color of the rainbow. Fashionistas, you can rock this trend, too! Try pairing an oversized cardigan and leggings with sneaker wedges for the ultimate sporty-chic look.