20 Under-$40 Dresses to Wear With Sneakers This Spring


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When I think of easy spring outfit ideas, few are more top of mind than the classic dress-and-sneaker combo. After all, everyone owns (at least) one pair of sneakers, and when the weather finally turns dress-appropriate, they quickly become the only thing you want to wear. Plus, it’s pretty much as comfortable an outfit as it gets, while still looking put together and polished.

Since I know you have the footwear component down—if you don’t, we’ve got you covered there too—I thought today (only the second official day of spring) would be as good a time as any to round up our favorite affordable dresses to wear with your sneakers. From polished midis that you can also wear to work to flowy maxis and fun minidresses, see and shop our favorites from our Who What Wear collection for Target and get some outfit inspo via Instagram along the way.

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White sneakers perfectly complement the white in the print of this maxi dress. Lucky for us all, they also go with pretty much everything else and are always guaranteed to look polished.

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It's no surprise that this tiered floral mini dress has been such a hit with our shoppers this season. Just check out the #mywhowhatwear hashtag to see the proof. 

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Another must-have for spring? This affordable anorak. It comes in both this berry color and a bold yellow and is perfect for April showers and other transitional-weather-dressing days ahead. 

Up next? The $42 trend everyone wore at fashion week.


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.