11 Ways To Wear Sneakers That Are Anything But Childish

by Sierra Burgos

11 Ways To Wear Sneakers That Are Anything But Childish

We love sneakers—they’re comfortable, quick, and simple for everyday wear. But there’s a trick to wearing them without feeling like a kid. We turned to some of our favorite bloggers to show you how to lace up those tennies like the grown-ass woman you are.


Casual Sunday



Turn your favorite childhood staples into adult versions like Julie from Sincerely Jules. She paired her tan sneakers with distressed overalls and a plain white tee—perfect for running errands around town or taking your pup on a stroll through the park.

Similar styles:

FitFlop F-Sporty Sneaker, shoes.com, $124.95

Lucky Brand Women’s Lotuss Lace-Up Sneakers, Macy’s, $47.43

See: How To Wear Overalls Like A Damn Adult


Vampy Fall Vibes



Add an edge to any outfit with platform sneakers. We love how Rachel from Pink Peonies styled her shoes with ripped jeans, a bordeaux top, and slouchy cardigan. Add a juicy red lip and you’ve got the perfect apple orchard ensemble.

Similar styles:

Vince Warner Nubuck Sneakers, Net-A-Porter, $100

Superga 2790 Leather Platform Sneaker, Urban Outfitters, $79.99


Summer Sneaks



For a look that screams summer, check out how Annabelle from The Viva Luxury wears her blush sneakers on the beach. Let the shoes stand out and pair them with simple shorts and a tee. Finish off the look with layered necklaces and your go-to sunnies.

Similar styles:

Superga 2750 Satin Sneaker, shoes.com, $98.95

Satin Platform Sneakers, Express, $49.90


Sporty Chic



Rachel from Pink Peonies scores again, only this time we’re talking sports. These breathable tennis shoes get a fashionable makeover when paired with a blush dress, jewelry, and tote bag. The ball cap and jean shirt give this outfit the perfect balance of sporty and chic.

Similar styles:

Women’s Tretorn® Tournament Net sneakers, J.Crew, $65

Mossimo Supply Co. Alba Perforated Sneakers, Target, $19.99


Weekend Brunch



Krystal from A Pinch of Lovely gives her sneakers a feminine touch with this floral off-the-shoulder blouse. A sturdy pair of tan sneakers will become your go-to for any outfit, especially when you need comfort for a long day of walking.

Similar styles:

The Flexx ‘Sneak Name’ Sneaker, NORDSTROM, $134.95

Sofft Somers, Zappos.com, $79.95


Dress Down A Dress



Julia from Gal Meets Glam shows us how to give any dress a more casual vibe. Instead of reaching for those strappy heels, opt for white sneakers to take a dress from dinner date to morning coffee run.

Similar styles:

Women’s L.12.12 Leather Sneakers, Lacoste, $140

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Low Top, Nike, $55


Statement Sneakers



Who knew? You can look fashion-forward without sacrificing your ability to walk comfortably. Take a look at how Mia from Mia Mia Mine styles her cheetah-print sneakers: all black outfit, leather jacket, and red purse. Don’t forget your biggest pair of sunglasses.

Similar styles:

Dolce Vita Zalen Haircalf Sneakers, Shopbop, $130

Cole Haan Jennica Genuine Calf Hair Slip-On Sneaker II, Nordstrom Rack, $79.97





Athleisure is a trend that won’t disappear anytime soon, and we’re obsessed with how Jade from A Spoonful of Style rocks the look. Here, she pairs her Nikes with a fun pair of cutout leggings, a cozy sweater, and classy accessories like a watch and a tote bag.

Similar styles:

Nike Women’s Free RN Distance 2 Running Shoes, Dick’s Sporting Goods, $119

NIKE Juvenate Sneaker, NORDSTROM, $85


Blazer Babe



Julia from Gal Meets Glam shows us how to make sneakers look put-together with this sleek outfit. A structured jacket in a neutral color will make your sneakers look less casual. We love how Julia kept her color palette simple with stark whites and dark wash denim.

Similar styles:

Saint Laurent White & Gold Court Classic SL/01 Lips Sneakers, SSENSE, $695

Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt Low-Top Sneaker, Nordstrom Rack, $89.97


Shopping Day Shoes



You want to look trendy while you’re out shopping with the girls, but spending all day on foot can get tiring if you don’t pick the right shoes. Take note of Caitlin from Southern Curls & Pearls—she picks suede sneakers with tassels for a look that’s both cute and comfy.

Similar styles:

JSLIDES Cheyenne Nude Leather Slip-On, Lulus, $129

JSLIDES Tassel Slip-On Sneaker, NORDSTROM, $89.99


Edgy Summer Look



Give your fave skirt or dress a badass twist like Mia from Mia Mia Mine. Layer on a leather jacket and lace up your coolest kicks to give your skirts a whole new look.

Similar styles:

Converse Women’s Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers, Bloomingdale’s, $60

Converse Women’s Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers, Macy’s, $54.99