I’m always running around picking up kids, doing errands, whipping out to exercise, or going shopping, so it’s no wonder that slip-on sneakers are a favorite! Every gal needs a shoe that’s casual, practical, and a little fun and that’s why this new casual shoe is a big hit. Plus, they look pretty darn comfy too, and isn’t that a treat!
Can you wear slip-on sneakers at 40, 50, or more?
If you’re ready to dive right into the sneaker trend, you’ll find slip-on is the easiest to rock after 40. Somewhere between a loafer and a running shoe, they’re edgy enough to add some impact but are still very wearable. You’ll see classic skater sneakers in every possible pattern and texture. There are suede, quilted, and leather slip-on sneakers. You’ll also find quilted, mesh, metallic, woven, graphic print, lace, floral, and even wedge sneakers. You name it, and it’s out there.
Classic Van’s skater style sneakers (the originals) go for as low as $55, or you can splurge on a designer version by Prada, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, and many at prices as high as $500 or more. Slip-on sneakers are the new ” it shoe” for everyday casual wear, which makes them perfect for traveling in summer too. These women’s black slip-on sneakers below are a great example. Just slip them on and go.
What to Wear With Slip-On Sneakers?
1. Slip-on Sneakers work well with athletic-inspired pieces like:
- silky jogging style pants
- tennis-style skirts
- sporty sundresses
- mesh clothing
- or any sporty daywear
2. They also look chic with chic tailored wardrobe staples like:
- skinny jeans
- cropped pants
- boyfriend jeans
Slip-on sneakers look especially cool with boyfriend jeans- that is, looser-fitting denim that slouches a bit at the ankle. They add a relaxed, nonchalant vibe to your look.
3. Finally, believe it or not, sneakers wore with feminine pieces like a summer dress, skirt or a dressier look add a sporty twist that’s modern and hip. These white slip-on sneakers are perfect with this cute striped summer dress, above. Check out this post to see them paired with a pencil skirt.
What about Lace-Up Sneakers?
If slip-on isn’t your style, there’s lace-up too. The cardinal rule of wearing any sneakers for style? Don’t choose ones that you’d work out in. Street sneakers should have a flatter sole and slim profile, unlike the ones you wear at the gym.
Also, skip the day-glow neon types and styles splashed with logos. They tend to be too much “fitness” and not enough “fashion.”
A Tip About Canvas Sneakers
Abstract patterns, pastels, and fabrics with texture for sophistication and an age-appropriate look. Prints can work but make sure it is not too junior of a print.
What Accessories To Wear With Sneakers to Look Sporty Chic?
Since the sneaker trend is part of a larger athletic-inspired trend, add other sporty elements to your outfit. For instance, a bold watch really adds oomph while keeping your look casual.
Your bag should be casual. It’s nice if it has a nod to athletic fashion, like mesh details or strong stripes.
As for bling? Stick to simple jewelry to create the most impact.
Will you be wearing slip-on sneakers this spring? Here are a few cute slip-on sneakers and outfits that look fabulous with them.