STYLE ADVICE: Throw on a Pair of Sneakers

STYLE ADVICE: Throw on a Pair of Sneakers

Dressing down a classy dress can seem like a simple task but finding the perfect pair of comfortable shoes can be the hardest part. That’s why I have developed a rule for any occasion: throw on your trusty sneakers. Going to a concert? Throw on a pair of sneakers. Going to class? Throw on some sneakers. Going to a wedding? Throw on those Converse!

Okay, maybe that last event doesn’t apply but, often, this rule can simplify getting dressed in the morning. Pairing your go-to pair of sneakers with a dress and a casual, simple jacket can typically work to turn that one nice dress that you only wear to birthday dinners into the dress you might wear to a casual lunch with friends this weekend.

Here this Fashionista exemplified a perfect execution of the rule. She paired a floral, velvet, slip dress with a leather bomber and a cool pair of checkered vans. I think the mix of patterns also really worked to tone down the elegance of the dress and make sure she didn’t look overdressed or gaudy for her day spent in class.

Try this rule out the next time your favorite pair of jeans are too dirty to wear or you can’t find your casual T-shirt dress.Your favorite once-in-a-while, night-out dress is waiting patiently in your closet to be worn and now you know how to do it! Wearing a beautiful dress can make you feel confident throughout the day, but you’ll feel comfortable while doing it in your trusty pair of Converse.