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3 tips to look great in sneakers with skirt

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#fashionover40 mature casual work look with skirt and sneakers
Oliveo blazer with Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, Keds, Moschino belt, and GNW cardigan (all own)

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Keds polka dot sneakers in red and white
Zoom-in on polka dot Keds (own)
mature woman wearing Keds and a skirt styled for Casual Friday
Keds with Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, Moschino belt, and GNW cardigan worn as top (all own)

Earlier this week, I showed an outfit how to style these Keds with pants. In the first post with these Keds, I styled these sneakers for Casual Friday.

fashion over 40 Moschino belt details
Zoom-in on Moschino belt (own)

How do you wear your sneakers? Do you wear sneakers with dresses or skirts? Do you like this trend/look? What are your fashion and style challenges? Let me know by email so I can help you and write more about what you would like to read.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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