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I love how easily a pair of bright, cool sneakers can elevate my look into sporty-chic (<— kinda  hate that word!) while being so comfortable working in the office and running errands around town.

Sneakers can be tricky sometimes to style especially if you feel/think you just left the gym when you wear them outside of the gym. Let me re-assure you that sneakers & sporty elements is definitely “in” and you don’t have to worry about feeling like you just ran 3 laps around the park because you’re wearing sneakers. The thing about fashion is that you’re supposed to have fun, try new things and experiment… so why not try a a pair of sneakers instead of your stilettos?

There’s a couple of things to remember when you feel like buying a pair of sneakers or wearing ones you already have.

  • Start slow- with classics. Don’t go all crazy (yet) and buy a bold pair of sneakers if it’s never been your thing or you’re not comfortable styling them. Start slow and ease into the whole sneaker thing. I suggest sticking to classics sneakers like New Balance 420s or 574’s with neutral colors like black, grey, navy blue. These colors go with pretty much everything.
  • Play it safe. Keep everything pretty simple and play it safe, that never fails. Wear easy silhouettes, like skinny jeans or leather skirts, to make the sneaker the center focus.
  • Find a style. Look for different style of sneakers and try a bunch of them on so that you know what looks great on you and what doesn’t. Make sure they complement your legs + ankles- you know, not too bulky, or too high that it cuts you off at the ankles, just some examples.
  • You wear the sneaker, don’t let the sneaker wear you. Wear those sneakers with confidence. It takes guts to be different, so why not start by wearing cool sneakers with an unexpected combo?
  • Be daring. Get out of your comfort zone and try different sneakers with bright, bold colors. They might feel loud and like you can’t pull it off, but trust me, you can. Remember, you can keep everything else super easy breezy and in neutral colors so you don’t feel like its too much. Daring is sexy.

Sneakers are my thing so I try to have fun with it and buy different kind of styles to fit my moods. For many of us who are always on the go, running to school from class to class or moms who chase their little ones around, sneakers are a girls best friend. Just have fun and don’t be afraid to try new things.

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Keepin’ it extra neutral since the sneakers are neon and bright.

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Crossbody bags are always a great way to wear sneakers- they complement each other so well!

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Pops of color definitely add such a cool detail to your overall look.

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NEW BALANCE ‘Classic Traditionnels 574′ sneakers
JAMES JEANS ‘Twiggy Dancer’skinny jeans (new fave! Comfiest pair I own!)
FRENCH CONNECTION sweater ( i love this one, this one + this)
VALENTINO ‘Lock flap’ bag

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New Balance.

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Loving the combination of leather skinnies with cool sneakers with this look. These NB 420 sneakers have definitely proven to be versatile yet comfy. I read reviews on them and  although people were complaining about not being that comfortable, I have to disagree.

They come a little narrow and might fit a little snug, so make sure to go up 1/2 size. My foot is narrow to begin with so they’re perfect for me. They’re very lightweight which I love! Can’t wait to wear them with dresses!

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Every morning I like to do some of my favorite things like grab coffee at my local coffee shop(s) and/or grab flowers at the LA Flower mart before heading to the office. It’s a treat of mine and makes me feel happy!

I like to alternate between coffee shops so that I don’t get bored of the same thing. My girl and I headed to Intelligentsia Coffee right before work and grabbed our faves: vanilla latte and chai tea latte paired with a croissant for me and a blueberry yogurt muffin for her, yummy! Afterwards, I headed to the flower mart to pick up a few bunches of garden roses- which are my absolute favorite aside from peonies!

Hope you guys like these small glimpses of my day to go along with my ootd!duringtheday2duringtheday2 copy

[do action=”rstyle-post-links”]Shirt: Sandro (similar here, here + here)
Tee: Vintage (similar here + here)
Leather skinnies: Anine Bing
Sneakers: New Balance 420
Bag: Balenciaga
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Watch: Emporio Armani[/do]

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Sneaker Love.

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Everybody knows I’d much rather wear a pair of cool sneakers than heels. I love heels but I just can’t seem to wear them all day, everyday. I feel the most comfortable when I’m loungin’ in some fly sneaks!

After my obsession with the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers. which btw I still love, I’ve been trying to grow my sneaker collection since. I’ve been trying to hunt down a pair of 420’s but have always been outta luck. So I was happy/excited to finally come across a pair of 420’s that I liked and in my size… had to snatch these babies up quick yesterday!

Shop more cool 420 sneakers and other favorite brand, Golden Goose: