ALL IN THE DETAILS: Kickin’ It Old School

February 27th, 2015 at 2:00am

When you hear the phrase “timeless piece,” what usually comes to mind? Little black dress? Pumps? Jeans? What about sneakers? I am sure most of you have several pairs crammed somewhere in your closet that you could simply not live without. Believe it or not, sneakers have been around for over 300 years, and they show no signs of disappearing any time soon. Sneakers started out as crudely shaped, rubber-soled shoes, but now these gender neutral foot-huggers have claimed their rightful place in the world as fashionable staple pieces that can either make or break an ensemble.

Though sneakers are commonly associated with basketball stars and gym rats, their versatility makes them a perfect fit for anyone during any season. There are tons of styles out there to fit into even the most eccentric Fashionistas/os’ wardrobe. Colorful high-top sneakers are perfect for the laid back, artsy types who want to jazz up their outfit. Monochromatic leather sneakers are a definite must for Fashionistos trying to pull off that classic, suave look without busting out the oxfords. Wedge sneakers are a great alternative for Fashionistas wanting to hit the clubs for a night with the girls without the blistering pain that often comes with heels.

This Fashionisto knows just how to make his kicks tie his entire outfit together. Though he is primarily dressed in 50 shades of blue, his black and white sneakers accentuate the white detailing in his T-shirt and the black in his dark wash jeans. Whether you are dressing them up for a night out or down while running errands, sneakers are, indeed, a timeless piece.

How To: Don’t have time to do a wardrobe change throughout the day? Work your day outfit around sneakers that can be worn out at night. For Fashionistas, try pairing your favorite wedge sneakers with a knee-length dress. For Fashionistos, any bold sneaker you wouldn’t wear to the gym will pair perfectly with a nice pair of dark wash jeans, a graphic or plain T-shirt, a watch and a jacket. With both these looks you are guaranteed to be comfy as you move throughout the day and fashionable when meeting up with friends at night.