By: Janette Artea
Gone are the days when a nice outfit needed to be paired with the right heels. Thanks to the likes of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Nike and of course, Mr. Kanye West, we now have a never-ending carousel of sneaker options to choose from for a night out on the town. No, these aren’t your dad’s ugly sneakers anymore, turn casual footwear into a chic fit with some recommendations below.
Comfort is a given, but with the right pair of jeans and a statement coat, you can elevate your look with these Balenciaga sneakers. Equipped with a grooved sole, you’ll not only look casual chic, but also won’t have to worry about slipping if it’s raining or snowing. Thank goodness for traction, am I right?
Triple S Low Top Trainers, $850; matchesfashion.com
Leave it to Virgil Abloh to put a spin on his signature ‘Carryover’ sneakers exclusively for Net-A-Porter. Wear them with a cute skirt and knit sweater or with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans to pull off an effortlessly put together look. Regardless of the outfit, the floral print is sure to sweeten up your look as a whole.
Suede-Trimmed Printed Leather Sneakers, $545; net-a-porter.com
Nike’s velvet reinvention of their iconic Air Force 1 sneakers is one for the books. Who knew a basketball shoe could be so fab?! With a sneaker this chic, you’ll want to show it off with your favorite knee-length or midi dress. Throw on a cute, destructed jacket and you’re ready to hit brunch with the girls.
Air Force 1 Metallic Faux Leather-Trimmed Crushed-Velvet Sneakers, $105; net-a-porter.com
Lace-up heels are cute. Like, really cute. But, they can be slightly uncomfortable. Leave it to Jimmy Choo to find a way to provide the lace-up illusion without sacrificing comfort! The Andrea slip-on sneakers scream comfort and sophistication thanks to its rose gold color option. Top off your athleisure look with these cute sneaks and go crazy about the fact that you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds the rest of the day.
Andrea Metallic Leather-Trimmed Mesh Slip-On Sneakers, $595; net-a-porter.com