How to Wear Dresses and Sneakers

Does anyone else struggle with incorporating dresses into their everyday style? As a marketing professional working in a casual office environment, I certainly do. I’ve already become a creature of habit, grabbing a pair of jeans and pairing it with a cute top for almost every occasion. I recently ran inventory on my closet and realized how many dresses I had that I hadn’t been wearing. Instead of tossing them, I… bought more dresses. Go figure. My shopping addiction is real.

However, in the midst of determining that I had an unworn dress crisis, I was forced to get creative about styling them. If you’re a casual girl who embraces androgyny in fashion, you should try getting the most out of your wardrobe by pairing dresses with sneakers.

Here’s how:

  1. Pick your dress
  2. Pick a neutral colored sneaker (for dressier dresses) OR a pick a sneaker that has complimentary colors (for casual dresses)
  3. Add a casual jacket (for dressier dresses) OR add an accessory that compliments the sneaker (for casual dresses)

This unexpected combo is always a hit. I love that no matter how dressy a dress may seem, it can always be dressed down with a pair of sneakers. Need proof? Check out my latest looks below for some style inspiration.

Sequin Mini Dress + Denim + High Top Sneakers 

Dress and Jacket: Zara | Sunglasses: Topshop | Sneakers: Nike 

Puff Sleeve Dress + Transparent Bag + Low Top Sneakers 

Dress: Zara | Bag: Angel City Brewery Vendor Market | Sneakers: Nike (via Nordstrom)