Sneakers with everything is my jam these days. Really, sneakers with everything is kind of a must for me. Fun fact, I'm flat footed, which means I have custom orthopedic insoles. Basically, I was having problems in middle school, we went to a foot doctor and he was like, "oh, your flatted footed." He took a mold of my foot and the custom insoles were created. If I plan on being on my feet for any long period of time I have to wear my insoles or my legs ache to the point where I have to stop, lay down and take ibuprofen.
When I was first given the insoles the doctor told me I couldn't wear any shoe that my insoles didn't fit into. I was in middle school so I was crushed and didn't listen. For the next 10 years I wore whatever shoes I wanted without a care in the world. That was all fine and dandy until the last few years. Now, I'm to the point where insoles are a must and learning sneaker street style comes with the territory.
MASTERING SNEAKER STREET STYLE LIKE A PRO
1.) SNEAKERS ARE NOT JUNK SHOES : Here's the thing, when I buy sneakers I'm buying them for a specific look. I'm looking for sneakers that will function with my every day look and I'm looking for sneakers that I can dress up and dress down.
2.) KEEP THEM CLEAN : I have four different sneakers that I wear on a regular bases. I have a pair to workout in, I have a pair to hike in and get dirty, and I have two pair specifically to wear when I put together an outfit. Keep your sneakers clean. It makes all the difference. Plus they will last longer.
3.) ADD LAYERS : For me sneakers are an every day thing. If you're planning a day out, with lots of walking, remember that you can add fun layers to your look. Don't just throw on a t-shirt, mix it up and add some fun layers.
4.) ADD COLOR AND PATTERN : Wearing sneakers doesn't have to be boring. Add lots of color and pattern to your outfit. And when your shopping for those sneakers find one's that are colorful as well. Don't worry about your sneakers matching everything your wear (even though they do in this outfit), colorful sneakers can always be that pop of color you add to your outfit.
5.) ACCESSORIZE : Don't forget to finish your outfit. You maybe out walking all day but you can still add your favorite necklace, sunglasses, and even a favorite bag.
Most of the adventures we go on require a lot of walking and I still want to wear a fun outfit while we're out. Learning sneaker street style is the way to go when your adventure bound. xo. Samantha