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Burberry Brit trench coat with Jaeger tote, leather joggers, and Puma sneakers (all own)

Sneakers are a big trend right now. Read how to look polished in sneakers like Karlie Kloss.

  1. Sneakers Are Having a Moment (Again)
  2. Wear the Right Pair of Sneakers
  3. What We Can Learn from Karlie Kloss
  4. How to Style Your Sneakers The Modern Way
    • Example Silver Sneakers
    • Old School Sports Shoes with Pants
  5. How to Look Polished in Sneakers in a Nutshell


Sneakers Are Having a Moment (Again)

Sneakers are an It item this season. Well, they had been It in the 1980s when everybody run around with a pantsuit and sneakers at work. On weekends, it was washed-out jeans, a normcore* top, and white sneakers. We looked great and fashionably stylish back then. However, wearing the look the same way, we would look so yesteryear, and so Old Lady.

When a trend exists the second time around, make sure you know how to style it this time around to not look Old Lady and yesterday. #styletips #fashionover50 Click To Tweet


Wear the Right Pair of Sneakers

This time around, it is not the white clunky tennis shoe anymore! Go for a dressy sneaker, colorful, embellished, metallic, may be with slight wedge heel. Alternatively, go for a pair of old school fabric sneakers like Taylor Swift.

Invest in a slim, non-cluncky pair of sneakers for a posh urban look with sneakers. #sneakerstyle Click To Tweet


slim trendy silver Puma
Zoom-in on Puma sneakers



What We Can Learn from Karlie Kloss

Think Karlie Kloss wearing a camel coat, white jeans, slim white sneakers and a white shirt doing her famous walk.

Wear your slim sneakers like oxford dress shoes. #styletip #sneakertrend Click To Tweet



How to Style Your Sneakers The Modern Way

This time around, you can wear your sneakers with skirts, dresses – think Taylor Swift – or pants.


Example Silver Sneakers

In the first styling example, I went for wearing the silver sneakers with leather pants, a button-up shirt, pearls, and a trench coat. The latter serves as a substitute of a blazer as a twist on Casual Friday outfits.

Wear your sneakers with a trench coat instead of a blazer for Casual Friday. #coolstyle Click To Tweet


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Side view of urban style with leather sneakers


mature woman wearing the sport shoe in town urban style
Urban modern style with London Jean leather pants with statement belt (gift from my husband), Oliveo chambray button-down shirt, Burberry Brit trench coat, Paloma Picasso glasses converted to sunglasses, Jaeger tote, Puma silver sneakers cut slim like a dress shoe (all own), and Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source



How to Style Old School Sports Shoes with Pants

In this look, the upper body is Euro Chic classic with a silk sweater, silk scarf, and blazer. The bottom is a pair of sleek leather jogging pants, and Keds. The type of pants and its sleekness as well as the colors tie the unusual semi-classic casual street style look together. The joggers pick-up the styling the athleisure trend. The trench coat is the rainy day or warm season version of the camel wool coat.


over 50 years old influencer in blazer, leather joggers, top, scarf and Keds
Side view old school sneakers Casual Friday outfit


over 50 years old stylist in Keds with trench coat
Casual Friday outfit suitable for running errands after work. Burberry Brit trench coat with Vince leather joggers, Jaeger tote, silk print scarf, polka dot Keds, and jade onyx necklace c/o Almo Jewellery



How to Look Polished in Sneakers in a Nutshell

Always make sure you wear re-surfaced old trends the new way! Drop the old fashion rules like no white after Labor Day. In the case of the sports shoe trend, forget about wearing white tennis shoes with white socks blue acid wash jeans and a wide shoulder blazer and/or sweater. So 1980s, so Old Lady. Also avoid styling them with a pantsuit. Instead, wear a sleek version that clearly states “I am not for the gym.” Style them like an oxford dress shoe.


Photos: G. Kramm

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