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ALL IN THE DETAILS: The Statement Sneaker

American fashion designer Tracy Reese once said, “A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much.” This Fashionista takes the theory behind the statement necklace and applies it in what seems to be one of the biggest fads across college campuses around the country: the statement sneaker.

Walking from Newhouse to Sims back to Newhouse daily, this Fashionista plays no games when it comes to comfort. Her Vans sk8-hi slim zip high-top sneakers are built for comfort yet keeps her style unique and edgy. High-tops aren’t just for basketball players anymore. The statement sneaker puts a trendy twist on your average running sneaker. Whether you prefer a classic Nike high-top or a more entertaining sneaker, there is a statement sneaker out there for you!

This Fashionista pairs up her bold sneakers with a more classic look. Wearing boyfriend jeans and a sweater, this Fashionista makes sure to keep the attention of her outfit on her statement sneaker. J.Crew and Madewell, two very sophisticated yet feminine brands, mimic this trend of the statement sneaker paired with a more classic look in many of their winter “looks we love.” These statement sneakers certainly help to “glam up any outfit.”

How To: Want to imitate this Fashionista’s look but just aren’t sure how to go about it? Color! First, pick a vibrant shoe like these New Balance 574’s. Pair these statement sneakers with a classic pair of Toothpick jeans and an oversized sweater!