Sneakers are your new go-to shoe

Flats are fine and sandals are dandy. But nothing beats the bounce of sneakers.

The Athleisure movement has been advancing tirelessly through our wardrobes, replacing slacks with yoga pants, blazers with hoodies, and button-downs with t-shirts. And our footwear is being redesigned, too. Update your look by pairing your favorite skirts and jeans with a crisp new pair of kicks instead of sandals or flats. Take advantage of the détente between style and comfort, and when the closest parking space is on the outskirts of the lot, you won’t mind a bit. Flats are fine and sandals are dandy. But nothing beats the bounce of sneakers.

Prada Cloudburst Leather & Mesh Sneakers

The Cloudbust kicks first appeared on the Spring/Summer 2018 runway, and they were such a big hit with fashion bloggers that the company decided to roll out the style in four colors: White, grey, black and pink. ($750, net-a-porter.com)

1. Prada Pleated Twill Skirt: Sneakers bring out the fun in Prada’s twill pleated midi. ($1,200, net-a-porter.com)

2. Prada Cloudburst Sneakers ($750, net-a-porter.com)

3. Prada Chained Crossbody: Jump and prance. Springy sneakers and a sturdy crossbody make it hard to stand still. ($990, net-a-porter.com)

4.  Prada Canvas Jacket: The cutouts and trim are in line with fall’s embellished-denim trend. ($895, net-a-porter.com)

 

Chloé Canvas, Leather & Suede Sneakers

Chloe’s chic sneaks were created for the Fall 2018 market, but they’ve been selling out with retailers, and we’re barely into summer. Available in stone and army green, they are a formidable match for skinny jeans, denim skirts, and trench coats. ($620, net-a-porter.com)

1. Chloé Leather-trimmed Shearling Moto: For the upscale rebel, the leather-trimmed shearling moto has style and substance. ($7,160, net-a-porter.com)

2. Joseph Cashmere Top: Standard cotton t-shirts, but a cashmere t is unmistakably luxe. ($142, net-a-porter.com)

3. Joseph Den Pants in Leather with Cotton Liner: Lining leather pants with cotton is so ingenious. Our only question: Why isn’t everyone doing it? ($1,355, net-a-porter.com)

4. Chloé Silk Crepe Mini: Standard cotton t-shirts, but a cashmere t is unmistakably luxe. ($2,695, net-a-porter.com)

 

Gucci Supreme Canvas Lace-Ups

It is rare for a design to be unmistakably classic and yet modern at the same time, but Gucci’s Logo Sneakers hit the nail on the head. ($850, bloomingdales.com)

1. Theory Jasneah Crepe Mini: A slight A-line shape works well with sneakers. ($345, bloomingdales.com)

2. Gucci Square-Framed Sunnies: Let the sun shine, because you’re seeing the world through Gucci-logo colored glasses and it looks very good. ($400, net-a-porter.com)

3. Gucci Marmont Quilted Shoulder Bag: There’s room for your essentials and not one thing more. ($980, net-a-porter.com)

 

Nike Airforce I Jester XX

Nike’s Airforce come in infinite variations of color and sole patterns, but the Jester XX is our favorite. ($110, net-a-porter.com)

1. Alexander Wang Cult Duo Jeans: Summer’s Ultimate Cool-girl Jeans. ($325, net-a-porter.com)

2. Givenchy Antigona Clutch: Never underestimate the beauty and utility of a simple, beautifully-made clutch. ($1,395, net-a-porter.com)

3. Jennifer Fisher Lilly Hoops: No street look is complete without a pair of oversized gold hoops. ($500, net-a-porter.com)

4. Alix Irving Stretch Bodysuit: It fits like a second skin, which is why J-Lo and Solange have been spotted in it. ($165, net-a-porter.com)

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