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My tips for wearing sneakers with a dress

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that my uniform is basically a dress (my new found love) and sneakers (my all-time fave) and while this combo isn’t exactly groundbreaking, it is pretty much the foundation of my personal style.

I had a few requests to give you some tips on how to pair the two because it can be quite a step out of the comfort zone and I totally get that but trust me, if you step out that zone you will know the true meaning of comfort.

I had to think quite hard about these tips because I honestly never gave it much thought, I just loved the look and comfort of the combo and went with it so if these tips suck, I’m sorry.

Keep it casual

Casual is my thing, most days my outfit looks effortless even (and not effortless in the cool way). All of my dresses are really simple shapes and cuts and they don’t really have any special styling so they’re casual enough to go with my sneakers. Some girls can rock the hell out of a more formal look with sneakers but I am not one of them.

Go low

All of my sneakers are low cut and not too bulky so they don’t cut off my legs.

Fashion not sport

Don’t start with the sporty looking sneakers because that is a whole different ball game. You can’t go wrong with Converse All Stars, Vans or Stan Smiths.

Dress length

If you’re worried about your legs looking bulky then either go with a knee length (above or just under) or a maxi. Mid calf can be a bit tricky but not impossible.

White wins

White sneakers literally go with everything so start with those.

Experiment

Play around with what you already have and try new things, you might be surprised. If you’re really not sure then browse Pinterest or Instagram for some inspiration.

Play with proportions

Do the sneakers look too bulky for the dress? Is the dress too tight or too loose? It will make sense when you’re standing in the mirror and it will be clear if that particular dress doesn’t go with those sneakers but don’t give up there, you’ll find the perfect pair.

Kick it with confidence

Just work it. It’s a great look so fake it till you make it if you have to because it is so worth it.

I would love to see your sneaker style so tag me, share your inspiration, give me tips even.

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About Kerry Heathfield-Sharper

I speak my truth. 🙌Body positivity ❤️Self love 👗Budget plus size fashion 🎬 Real life 💼 Fashion Merchandiser 9-5. Wannabe helper of women 2
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