MMW: Feet-Friendly Style

Back in a former life {when I lived in Washington, DC and worked in a more conservative setting aka the Hill}, I rocked a classic business suit everyday. Even when I was faced with those frozen streets and mountains of snow, I swore I’d never been one of “those women” who wore tennis shoes with her work clothes. We make sacrifices in the name of style, right?!

How wrong I turned out to be! If only I had the fashion foresight to flip the stigma on its head and instead make rockin’ tennies with your work wear super cool. I’m seeing it everywhere I turn these days and have to say – I love the look! That’s because this version isn’t just about comfort. It’s about an easy cool style that exudes confidence. I, for one, am all for it!

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There are two schools of sartorial thought in this foot-friendly trend: making your shoe the stand out accessory or going as incognito as possible with a sleek black sneaker. The key to making the look work is to keep your pant leg skinny and ideally cropped. Add crisp, easy layers on top for a simple, not sloppy look. The all-black Nikes have recently become a staple in my closet and I can attest, are a godsend on days I have to run back and forth to every corner of the city for meetings.

I feel I owe my feet an apology. Years spent dashing for subway trains and stomping down cobblestone streets in 4-inch heels was not kind. But I swear, I’m making it up to them now!cool-kick-apartment-34-sneakersI’d happily add these Nikes, these Vansthese Nikes, these classic Vans, or these bright beauties to my closet!

 

Are you ready to give your heels an extended holiday?!

 

images 1 voguevia |  3 by adrian mesko for glamour france via wit & delight | 4 via | 5 unknown

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14 thoughts on “MMW: Feet-Friendly Style

  1. WELL LIVING BLOG

    I am still in love with classic stilettos :)

    XX Luba
    Styling a camel coat, today on
    
http://www.well-living-blog.com

    • As am I, as am i!! I’ll never ditch them for good, however much my feet want me to!

    • Isn’t it a great pop of color. If you’re going to go outside the box, you might as well go all the way!

  2. yep I have been loving this “trend” and rocking it quite often.

    • Let’s hope “trend” turns into “default” shoes for the future. My poor feet could use it.

  3. I think everyone is the pics look adorable. However, I feel like if I tried it, I would look ridiculous- but maybe I don’t have enough layers on to be pulling off the look.

  4. i was lucky enough to have a super casual work dress code when i worked in DC, but i definitely saw my fair share of suits with sneakers. none nearly as chic as these though! my attire was heels with jeans so i guess i did casual the opposite way :)

  5. I agree that with the right tennies and right attitude, they can look smashing! xo

  6. Christina G

    I love the inspiration pics you posted, but I wouldn’t call any of these oufits a “classic business suit.” These are definitely more casual, and if I could rock these outfits at work, I would!

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