The It Girl–Approved Way to Wear Dresses With Sneakers

Considering the fact that there’s a handful of outfits that will always look good, you can build a completely foolproof wardrobe for the season if you really put your mind to it. However, if there’s one ensemble we had to pick as our favorite, it would be a dress with sneakers. Don’t get us wrong: We love a good skinny jean–and–ankle boot combination as much as any other fall outfit, but in case you want to switch things up a bit, this one really takes the cake.

Sporting a one-and-done piece like a dress is already simple enough, but the addition of a pair of sneakers will have you giving off that enviable cool-girl vibe in one easy step. Whether you’re headed to drinks with friends or are jetting out of the house to run errands, we’re here to show you why dresses with sneakers are the outfit formula you should always have on rotation. To prove our point, we rounded up some of our favorite takes on the look from the coolest fashion girls. Check them out below.

A bright-colored dress will go well with a pair of crisp white sneakers.

While the weather’s still warm, dress down a cool, asymmetrical dress with a pair of tennis shoes.

Let your dress be the hero of your outfit, complementing it with a pair of classic sneakers.

Wear your summer dresses into the fall by layering a thin turtleneck underneath.

Wear this on its own while it’s still warm out, and then layer a top underneath for extra warmth.

For an everyday ensemble, you can’t go wrong with a printed skater dress and an easy denim jacket.

Style these with everything you own.

A long-sleeve minidress with your favorite sneakers is an outfit that’ll never fail you.

For whenever you feel like swapping out your Stan Smiths.

Layer up with a sweater over a dress. If you need more coverage, opt for a pair of tights, too.

Feel like mixing up your sneaker game? Rather than wearing your everyday lace-ups, go for a pair with Velcro fastenings.

Give your ensemble so more interest with a pair of coordinating socks to go with your dress.

If you want to dress this down, a pair of sneakers will do the trick.

A sturdy pair of white leather sneakers will go with every dress you own.

Sport a turtleneck underneath this for the fall.

You can never go wrong with a classic LBD and black sneakers.

Yes, you can wear sneakers with a silky slip dress. Give your outfit some extra edge with a leather jacket.

Add these to your white sneaker collection.

Dark florals will always be a good choice during the fall. Keep it light with white tennis shoes.

Play up the contrast of a flirty dress with a pair of chunky sneakers for a head-turning ensemble.

Love a good LBD? Style it with black sneakers to keep the look streamlined.

A great alternative to your everyday white sneakers.

Styling an eye-catching leopard-print dress with a pair of white shoes will create an engaging outfit without feeling too busy.

Don't be afraid to play with textures and prints. Wear a pair of tonal sneakers to keep the aesthetic going.