Sneaker Street Style: 3 Ways to Wear Tennis Shoes

This summer, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to showcase the season’s hottest trends. From style trends to home décor tips, we love seeing how these fashionistas celebrate the warm weather.

We believe a chic pair of comfortable tennis shoes should be a summer staple, so this week we’re welcoming Lilly from Lilly Style to share her favorite outfits to wear with sneakers this summer.

I’m a huge fan of sneakers. Sneakers are no longer just gym shoes—the right pair goes with just about anything. It is possible to look chic and put together in a pair of tennis shoes. My go-to footwear style is classic minimalist with a mix of contemporary, but my sneakers collection includes many different styles.

I picked up this pair of Adidas at Meijer recently—they’re ultra light and comfortable, and perfect for a day of walking. Below are some tips for my favorite ways to style sneakers.

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Keep it Simple and Fun

Shorts and tees or tanks are THE summer staple outfit. They’re an easy go-to and the perfect outfit if you’re having a laidback weekend or if you’re on the move. Since these sneakers are already colorful, I kept the rest of the outfit simple and within a similar color palette to complement the sneakers. And I definitely added some fun jewelry to complete the look.

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Keep it Casual and Chic

White jeans and a chambray shirt is one of my favorite combinations to wear. I call this my “fool proof outfit” because you can’t go really wrong with this combination—you can wear nearly any pair of sneakers with it! And the best part is that it is not restricted to a certain age, it looks great on everyone.

And the truth is, nothing is as comfortable for an all day of exploring a new city than a chic pair of shoes like these. My recent trip to Croatia and Italy just confirmed this—since we explored and walked a lot, I ended up purchasing a pair of Adidas sneakers a few days into my trip to replace my flats that were no longer keeping my feet happy.

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Keep it Cute and Comfortable

Lastly, a cute pair of sneakers really pulls together an athleisure outfit. I love cool summer evenings and when the weather is cooler in the late evening, walks outside become more frequent (and my dog is happy about it, too!)  This top and bottom combo from Meijer brings out the color in these sneakers. Plus not only are they extremely comfortable, but I feel more motivated to workout or extend my walk when a cute workout outfit is involved.

Love Lilly’s style? Check out her spring color crush where she decorates her wardrobe and home in her favorite seasonal shade.

Lilly is the fashionista behind Lilly Style, a blog full of style tips and seasonal must haves. Follow Lilly on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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