Styling the sneaker trend
Sneakers are an It item this season. For those of us over 40, sneakers being an It shoe is the second time around. This means we have to watch to wear them in a modern way, not as we did in our teens or twenties. Here is how to pair them with a skirt for a right now modern look.
- Over 40, it is key to stay out of the cute girl territory – think Taylor Swift (of course I thinks she wears them lovely). Thus, I would not wear these Keds with a fit-and-flare small floral print dress. Now even for swing dancing. Too young. If you go for a dress, take a sheath.
- Stay out of casual territory of wide skirts as it could look frumpy. Instead go for serious work items like a straight or pencil skirt with a button-up shirt/top and/or a blazer.
- Keep an eye on proportions. Avoid to be cut in half. Try to arrange for three thirds: one being your legs, one your skirt and one your upper body.
How do you wear your sneakers? Do you wear sneakers with dresses or skirts? Do you like this trend/look? Comment by email, I am curious.
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Photos: G. Kramm (2015)
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