STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Sneaks on Fleek

One of the very best things about getting back into the swing of school is the crisp fall styles that make walking to class just a little more bearable. Lately, there has been a huge increase in the sneaker trend. As I myself have always been hesitant to tackle the trendy-outfit-with-athletic-sneaker look, I turned to one of my favorite Fashionistos for some expert advice.
This particular outfit emulates the trend perfectly. The choice of a sleek white button-down, black skinny jeans and gray leather backpack are not anything particularly new when it comes to looking trendy and fashionable. However, when paired with electric blue sneakers, the look takes on a whole new persona.
I absolutely love the courage this Fashionisto had to create a look of his own that allowed a splash of his personal style to shine through. One of the biggest challenges in the sneaker trend is the balance that must be obtained between the outfit and the footwear: you don’t want to look like Miranda straight out of Sex and the City circa season one (suit and sneakers on your commute to work) but you also do not want to give off the impression that you’re headed to the gym after an important meeting. I think that this balance is the major takeaway from the sneaker trend.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “With the semester in full swing, there’s no reason why you can’t look great and be comfortable at the same time while running around campus”.