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3 tips to look great in sneakers with skirt

#over40 #over50 wearing #Keds and a skirt | High Latitude Style |

Sneaker with skirt trend in midlife

Sneakers are an It item this season. For those of us over 50, 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. I showed how to style sneakers to look polished as Karlie Kloss does when she wears her sneakers. Here is how to pair them with a skirt for a right now modern look.

  1. When wearing sneakers over 40, it is key to stay out of the cute girl territory – think Taylor Swift. Of course, I thinks she wears them lovely. Nevertheless, 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 with sneakers 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.
#sneakers Keds polka dot sneakers in red and white
Zoom-in on polka dot Keds (own). They also look great with red laces.
#midlifestyle mature woman wearing Keds and a skirt styled for Casual Friday
Keds with Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, Moschino belt, and GNW abstract floral print cardigan worn as top (all own)

Earlier this week, I showed an outfit how I styled these sneakers for Casual Friday.

#accessoriesover40 Moschino belt details
Zoom-in on the Moschino belt, watch, and print details  (own)
#fashionover40 posh casual work look with leather skirt and Keds
Oliveo linen summer blazer with Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, Keds, Moschino belt, and GNW cardigan worn instead of a blouse (all 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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