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Burberry Brit trench coat with Jaeger tote, leather joggers, and Puma sneakers.

Sneakers are an It item this season. Nevertheless, it is not what sneakers were in the 1980s; back then everybody run around with a pantsuit and white sneakers at work, and you paired your white sneakers with washed-out jeans, and a normcore top on weekends. We looked great and fashionably stylish back then. However, wearing the look the same way today, we would look so yesteryear, and so Old Lady. Read how to look polished in sneakers like Karlie Kloss today.


  1. What Sneakers Are in Style 2023?
  2. What to Wear with Sneakers?
    • Example Taylor Swift: How to Style Your Sneakers the Modern Way
    • What We Can Learn from Karlie Kloss?
    • Old School Sports Shoes Outfit Idea with Pants
  3. When to Wear Sneakers?
    • Are Sneakers Business Casual?
  4. How to Look Polished in Sneakers in a Nutshell


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What Sneakers Are in Style 2023?

Sneakers or low dunks are a big trend right now. When you have to walk a lot, they are a comfortable shoe choice. However, this time around, it is not the white clunky tennis shoe anymore!

Instead, go for a dressy sneaker, colorful, embellished, or metallic or invest in a slim, non-clunky pair of sneakers for a posh urban look like the Nike dunks low. Alternatively, go for a pair of old school fabric sneakers like Taylor Swift. A petite might choose a style with a slight wedge heel which are the sneakers that add the most height.


Karlie Kloss inspired look how to style the sneakers trend
London Jean leather pants with belt (gift from my husband), Oliveo chambray button-down shirt, Burberry Brit trench coat, Paloma Picasso glasses, Jaeger tote, Puma silver sneakers cut slim like a dress shoe, and Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source.



What to Wear with Sneakers?

As a rule of thumb, when a trend exists the second, third, … time around, make sure you know how to style it this time around to not look Old Lady and yesterday. For what to wear with sneakers take your clues from how celebrities wear them now.

Tip: Wear your slim sneakers like oxford dress shoes.



Example Taylor Swift: How to Style Your Sneakers the Modern Way

This time around, you can wear your sneakers with skirts, and dresses like Taylor Swift.


What We Can Learn from Karlie Kloss

Comfort doesn’t equal frump; Think Karlie Kloss wearing a camel coat, white jeans, slim white sneakers and a white shirt doing her famous walk.


over 50 year old woman in polished urban look with low dunks
Wearing slim sneakers in modern urban style polished like Karlie Kloss: The trench coat is the rainy day or warm season version of the camel-wool coat.



How to Style Old School Sports Shoes with Pants

In the next 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 joggers pick-up the athleisure trend. The type of pants and its sleekness as well as the colors of the scarf tie this casual street style look together.



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



When to Wear Sneakers?

Wear your sneakers when and where they make sense for your activity. For instance, when dressing for sight-seeing ask yourself which sneakers are best for walking? Typically, which sneakers are the most comfortable, are a pair that has a wider toe-box and a shock-absorbing sole. Therefore, they look best with sight-seeing style.

Recall the current sneakers trend doesn’t equal running shoes, or tennis shoes. Therefore, don’t wear these types of shoes as dunks.


Are Sneakers Business Casual?

Yes, you can wear low dunks in a business casual style work environment unless you meet with clients.

Tip: Wear your sneakers with a trench coat instead of a blazer as a twist on Casual Friday outfits.



Can You Wear Sneakers in Winter?

Yes, when you live in climate regions with mild winters. On rainy days and in fall, a pair with non-slip sole is best.


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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