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Rockin’ with the untraditional sneaker combo

30 Jul sneaker-outfit

It is given: street style loves sneakers.

That is why fashion enthusiasts have been trying to incorporate sneakers into all kinds of wardrobes. However, not everyone is successful in combining old outfits with today’s sneakers. The truth of the matter is that unexpected pieces like skater skirts, mini-dresses, and midi skirts are great with sneakers. But, it is easier said than done.

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Many fashionistas know that attempting to style one’s self in this outfit isn’t as easy as it seems. That is why in an attempt to help, many have given their tips.

1. Choose your sneakers wisely. The foundation of a great unexpected sneaker combination is a great pair of sneakers. The goal is to create an outfit that looks relaxed, modern, and sleek. If you’re going to wear running shoes, look for flatter, streamlined styles like the Nike Free RN in black. Classic Adidas give most outfits a more urban touch. Converse are also a fantastic option to make a look appear more playful and easy.

2. Pay attention to proportion. Unlike pumps, slingbacks, or nude flats, which visually elongate the leg, sneakers tend to have the opposite effect. When paired with an item like a midi skirt or a bohemian dress, sneakers can make a wearer look stocky or awkward. That’s why fit and proportion are so important. In general, sneakers look better when coupled with shorter hemlines. For an urban, high-low outfit, try pairing them with a skater skirt and T-shirt. For a more feminine, 60s-mod ensemble, try combining a pair of sneakers with a mini skirt or dress. If you’re thinking of experimenting with sneakers and a midi skirt, start out with a tighter-fitting piece that hits just below the knee; a monochromatic theme will help to give the illusion of length and make your outfit appear more cohesive.

3. Strive for purpose. When trying to develop an unexpected sneaker combination, you want to look like you originally intended to pair your outfit with sneakers. Sporting sneakers with a suit, for example, will make it seem as if you’re a tired employee commuting to the office; wearing them with an overly-busy, messy outfit can make it appear like the sneakers were a sloppy afterthought. To create intent, treat your sneakers like they’re the centerpiece of your ensemble; all other pieces should revolve around them.

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Sneakers are a painless way to make a look appear more comfortable and contemporary. However, you have to know what looks good with what.

Original article from: Mass Live.

 

3 Must-Have Sneakers for Women This Season

18 May

Another season has come. It’s time to unveil those kicks that have been sleeping silently inside your wardrobes.

We know that there are several brands and styles that will always be on the trending radar. But what other predictions can we make about this season? Check these out.

Lightweight, tech driven sneakers.

Yes, minimalist will definitely win this game. Kick such as Stan Smith, Nike Blazer, Vans Old-Skool, Reebok Classic Leather, among others will surely be a hit. Definitely a minimal, classic vibe for women overall with a sprinkling of the more technical selections.

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Neutral tones, pastel colors.

Neutral tones, pastel colors. Light fabric is key; every woman needs a pair of shoes that is breathable, especially this season. Also, there’s a lot of walking and activity in the summer months so you need something supportive but stylish at the same time. Plus, most of all, you need something that goes perfectly well with every item in your closet. Presto Flyknit, Sock Dart, NMD all of these are ideal shoes for this season.

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Dad style sneakers.

Believe it or not but we definitely think that more and more dad style sneakers will be making a comeback in the market, like Nike Monarch, New Balance 993 and generally more athletic performance style footwear. A lot of iconic models like the Nike Uptempo, Reebok Question and Air Griffey Max 1 is also making a comeback.

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These are jsut three of our predictions. Do you have anything else in mind? Let us know.

Top 5 Women Sneaker Trends Spring/Fall 2012

1 Mar

As spring fast approaches, women are searching for the top sneaker trends that will set the fashion scene for the upcoming seasons of the year. Catching these trends as they develop will keep them alert for the cool sneaker designs for school and work as well as getting good sneaker reviews which can separate the solid, durable brands from the lesser ones. The upcoming trends cover teenage girls sneakers as well as women sneaker trends.

What is certainly true about this year is that the trends we saw last fall will continue in some fashion as a relatively warm winter in the US is quickly leading to an early spring. Sneakers however, are always highly popular whether going for the athletic look or for those who want more casual fare. However, there are strong indications that a large part of the top 10 sneakers for girls and women will reflect a brighter, more colorful look which is indicative of changing times. 

Hotness: Bright, bold colors from the new Gucci collection of sneakers marks not so much a turning point, but a continuation of a trend that began last fall. Perhaps due to more positive indicators in the national economy along with a Presidential election, the feeling of change is in the air and with that comes styles that are generally more attention getting.

Ultra-High Tops: The high top sneaker comes in and out of favor over the years. What was once popular in the mid-1950’s has had its share of peaks and valleys since. However, a new type of ultra-high top sneaker which goes way beyond the ankle is currently making a statement on the fashion scene. This could be a trend to jump onto, especially in the early spring and then early fall when the weather begins to change.

Exotic Prints: If the recent Oscar Awards ceremony is any indication, bold is back in both colors and new prints that help grab attention and augment the sneaker look. Thanks to advancing technology an entire new line of exotic prints decorate sneakers today and that trend only looks to get stronger in the near future.

Tie-Offs: Some brands of new high tops feature a single, larger string to tie off the top of the sneaker. This adds more personality and uniqueness to the sneaker design itself as teenagers can add their own style and accoutrements to this larger fabric strand which ties off the top of the sneaker.

Glitter: It seems that glitter is in style every spring season, probably because escaping the doldrums of winter brings out the glitter in all of us, especially with the trend heading towards brighter, bolder colors. Unique glitter patterns and accessories will augment women’s sneakers for the near future as is common with this seasonal trend.

Exotic, bright colors enhanced by larger sneaker designs such as the ultra-high tops will set the trends for the spring season. Take advantage by shopping at your favorite online sneaker store and order your pair quickly to take advantage of the warm weather!

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