Update Your Summer Style With These 6 Sneakers

Best Summer Sneakers


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Sneakers are a game changer when it comes to transitional summer style. From performance sneakers fit for a marathon run to platform low-tops that raise the bar, there’s a sneaker style to fit every personality. And for morning, noon, and night, they’re among the simplest of ways to update your summer style.

The past few seasons have transformed even the most staunch of naysayers to full-blown obsessives over these sporty kicks. Designers like Gucci and Balenciaga have filled their runway shows with sneakers from classic shapes in colorful metallic hues to the more controversial chunky sneaker trend that has gained momentum as of late. And your favorite go-to sneaker brands, like Nike and Superga, have taken their existing loves and elevated them to the next level by featuring varying textures and colors that will make your jaw drop.

This season, we love pairing our sneakers with casual jeans and floral wrap dresses, denim cutoffs, and midi skirts alike. In short, we can’t get enough when it comes to this wardrobe staple, especially for summer. From lace dresses to tailored trousers, here are our favorite ways to wear sneakers that will instantly up the ante on your summer style.

Go casual with a graphic tee and straight-leg jeans, finishing off your nostalgic look with a pair of colorful low-top sneakers.

Tone down a flirty eyelet dress with a denim jacket for brisk summer mornings. Add a pair of classic sneakers with a subtle printed twist.

Wrap dresses are going to be your go-to all summer, but consider adding edgy toppers like a leather jacket and trendier footwear like a chunkier pair of sneakers.

A dress with added frills and ruffles is practically calling for a pair of sneakers. Consider a sportier vibe on your feet with your sophisticated look.

Grab the essentials, like a leather jacket and jeans, but opt for pops of color and varying hues than you’re otherwise used to.

Just the classics: a ringer tee, skinny jeans, and bright white low-tops. This summer, however, consider a platform style to throw it back to the early aughts.

As excited about all these sneaker trends as we are? It’s a sure bet we aren’t going to be taking off these sporty kicks at all this summer—no matter what we’re wearing on top!

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