How to wear sneakers today

Sneakers are an it item this season. Well, they had been it in the 80s when everybody run around with a suit and 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

What we can learn from Karlie Kloss

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, but most importantly much, a much slimmer version than the sneakers of the 80s.

Invest in a slim, non-cluncky pair of sneakers for a posh urban look with sneakers. #sneakerstyle Click To Tweet
#trendsover50 #sneakertrend slim trendy silver Puma
Zoom-in on Puma sneakers (own)

Always make sure you wear re-surfaced old trends the new way! In other words, drop the old fashion rules like no white after Labor Day, or in the case of the sports shoe trend, white tennis shoes with white socks blue acid wash jeans and wide shoulder blazer and/or sweater. So 80s, so Old Lady.

#fashionover40 #fashionafterfifty woman wearing a polished weekend look with slim trendy sport shoes made for an urban look
Burberry Brit trench coat with Jaeger tote, London Jean leather pants, Paloma Picasso sunglasses made from glasses, and Puma sneakers designer for an urban look (all own)

How not to wear sneakers today

Avoid styling them with washed out jeans or a pants suit. 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
#styleover50 over 50 year old woman in polished urban look with slim sneakers
Side view of urban style with Burberry Brit trench coat, London Jean leather pants, statement belt, Oliveo chambray button-up shirt, Jaeger tote, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Puma sneakers (all own), and Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source

How I wear my sneakers

In this styling example, I went for wearing the silver sneakers with leather pants, a button-up shirt, pearls, and a trench coat that I wore instead of a blazer for Casual Friday.

Wear your sneakers with a trench coat instead of a blazer for Casual Friday. #coolstyle Click To Tweet
#fashionover50 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 do you wear your sneakers this time around?

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