Wear It Wednesday: 5 Ways to Style Sneakers


Every time I talk to my dad on the phone he asks three questions: “Are you eating well?” “Are you being safe?” and “Are you wearing comfortable shoes?” Oh Frank, he’s a good one. He always asks about my shoes because he knows that I clock in about 3-5 miles per day just walking around NYC for work, meetings, photo shoots and commuting. When I first moved to New York, I always rolled my eyes at commuter shoes – how dare you pair your gorgeous designer outfit with some neon running shoes. I learned the lesson the hard way during my first couple of months in NYC that wearing cute shoes (even at an inch or two) are actually a pain in the ass and my feet hurt all the time. I quickly expanded my sneaker collection and started wearing them on a weekly basis. When I’m on set for a photoshoot or running around to meetings, I want shoes that I can move around in and last a 10-12 hour day in.

Now, you won’t catch me in neon running sneakers or ugly commuter shoes – so, for today’s Wear It Wednesday, I’m sharing 5 different sneakers that you can wear from the office to date night and everything in-between. What’s your favorite look? xo

 1. The Office Sneaker


The best way to elevate a sneaker for the office is to stick with neutral colors like black, white or grey. My current favorite is this nude slip-on Steve Madden sneaker. I paired it with a trench dress (totally office-appropriate)  and statement purse to have business on top, party on the bottom!




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 2. The Casual Sneaker


While I’d love for my weekends to be spent in bed, I’m normally running around shooting stuff for the blog, hanging out with friends or running errands. I opted for a more traditional “running” sneaker in an all-white mesh material and rose gold detailing. These sneakers are SO comfortable and definitely stand out in a crowd.



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 3. The Date-Night Sneaker


Who says you have to wear heels for date night? I paired this killer yellow dress (very Beyoncé Lemonade vibes right?) with my classic Adidas. Maybe you’re going dancing for date night, or just grabbing cocktails – but either way, your feet will stay sane for the entire evening and you can focus on more important things, like your date 😉



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4. The Girls-Night-Out Sneaker


Someone turn up the music and hand me a cocktail because these leather Superga hightop sneakers and lace dress are my new favorite combo! After trying on this look, I only want to wear sneakers on a Saturday night now.



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 5. The Party Sneaker


It’s time for a party! I paired my trusty (and pretty worn in) Chucks with a playful dress, bomber jacket and tassel earrings. This look is ready to dance the night away!




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  1. Becca Nelson
    June 28, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    The Party Sneaker look was my absolute favorite! I love the way you styled the classic Converse sneaker ?

  2. Kristy Nguyen
    June 28, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I love the way the perfect pair of sneakers can dress down a fancy dress ? Look 5 has got to be my favorite!

    • June 29, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Ahh than you Kristy!! I love how sneakers can make a fancy dress more relatable!

  3. Lauren Gragson
    June 28, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    My favorite look from this post has to be the GNO look! Totally badass!

  4. Pascale
    June 28, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    The first look is definitely my favorite. I love the dress and the color combination 🙂

    • Pascale
      June 28, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      ig : @sunnydoll92

    • June 29, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you!! Yeah I surprisingly really dig the first look! The sneakers are AMAZING!

  5. Samantha Jones
    June 28, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I’m going to have to go with GNO so I can dance all night with my ladies 🙂

    • June 29, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      YAS GIRL! I love how it’s sexy with the slip dress but the sneakers make it so cool!

  6. Allison
    June 28, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    I absolutely love look #5!

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks Allison!!! I can’t wait to wear it again this weekend!

  7. Erin
    June 28, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Having SUCH a hard time choosing between 2 and 5 but I think #2 has got to be my fav. I adore a good denim skirt with sneaks!!

  8. June 28, 2017 / 6:35 pm


    You know I love all of the looks as much as I love your style, but the office sneaker look has to be my favorite. I can completely agree that sneakers have taken over my life since they are so much more comfortable and functional than any type of heel or flat. I loved this list definitely inspiring for me to love my sneakers a little more!



  9. June 28, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    I love every look like WOAH. Can. Not. Choose. May I have them all? Grazie!

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      haha omg you’re so sweet!! I’ll let you choose them all 😉

  10. kaitlinmcqueen
    June 28, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I love love love the girls night out sneaker. #1 I love everything black, #2 the lace against the leather is SO cute, #3 girl power.

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      YESS girl!!! I can totally see you in this look! x

  11. June 28, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    The date night sneaker one is so cool!

  12. June 28, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I must say I haven’t heard of the “office sneaker” and I am inspired! My office is pretty casual but I have a lot of business attire that I dont feel like wearing heels with every day. This sneaker is perfect!!

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Yess Polina! I feel the same, I have so many business things but never need to be completely business professional

  13. June 28, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    I think the party sneaker has to be my favorite! Though I really love them all

  14. June 28, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Those white and rose gold sneaks ?

  15. Gabrielle Jobin
    June 28, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I LOVE the “Girls-Night-Out” sneaker look!! I’m definitely a sucker for an “edgy but casual” look with my friends, so I know this one well haha!

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      AHH yes thanks Gabrielle!! That look is totally me- I love how ‘cool girl’ it is

  16. Lexie Forkner
    June 29, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Love the rose gold sneakers in outfit 2!

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Thanks Lexie! I own the same shoes in all black and when I saw the rose gold ones this summer, I was like OMG I NEEEED! They’re so cool

  17. June 29, 2017 / 4:28 am

    Hands down the ‘Date Night Sneaker’! I have an uber feminine style but during the summer especially when I find I want to be comfortable while pulling off a late night, I’ll pair what ever dress I’m wearing with my trusty beat up white converse low tops! I think this look is right up my alley, and something I would wear during the day, let alone night time! Also please know that this was a terribly hard decision to make due to the fact that the ‘Casual Sneaker’ had a stripe top included, and stripes are my WEAKNESS. But then you mentioned Beyonce, and I quickly found clarity.

    Much love, em!

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      OMG I couldn’t stop laughing when I read your comment. I LOVE IT! Yes girl, when I saw that dress, I became one with Queen B and felt like everything was right in the world haha

  18. June 29, 2017 / 9:40 am

    I’m all about that “casual sneaker” that pop of gold is awesome!

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      I feel like this look is very you as well!! Ahh I love it, thanks for entering!

  19. Anna
    June 29, 2017 / 9:59 am

    The girls night out sneaker is my absolute favorite ?? I love the whole look you put together! I never would have thought to do that, but it looks amazing. I’m just now getting into sneakers, so thanks for some fabulous ideas ?

    • June 29, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      YAY that makes me so happy Anna! Thanks for entering and I’m so excited to hear that you are getting into sneakers – definitely let me know if you end up wearing any of these looks! x

  20. NessaGregg
    June 29, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    The office sneaker is my favorite! But I wish they were some cool nude high tops (not so secret obsession of mine) I sturggle trying to find the best way to make my high tops for ever occasion.
    I would love to see more high top sneaker looks. For all occasions not just casual. Love it!

  21. Nicole W
    June 30, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I am obsessed with the date night sneaker! (I also love your dress!!!) but I have been eyeing those sneakers and all the outfits I could wear them with!!

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