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.
Stand out in this.
You can walk miles in this.
While the weather’s still warm, dress down a cool, asymmetrical dress with a pair of tennis shoes.
Dress this up or down.
Wear these with everything.
Let your dress be the hero of your outfit, complementing it with a pair of classic sneakers.
These go with everything.
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.
Can’t go wrong with a classic.
For an everyday ensemble, you can’t go wrong with a printed skater dress and an easy denim jacket.
Rixo just keeps on giving.
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.
Wear this every time of year.
Feel like mixing up your sneaker game? Rather than wearing your everyday lace-ups, go for a pair with Velcro fastenings.
Perfect for transitional weather.
Not just for toddlers.
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'll get so much wear out of these.
You can never go wrong with a classic LBD and black sneakers.
This will look good in any season.
Superga makes some of the best sneakers.
Yes, you can wear sneakers with a silky slip dress. Give your outfit some extra edge with a leather jacket.
Now this is a dress we can get behind.
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.
So pretty for fall.
How about this texture?
Play up the contrast of a flirty dress with a pair of chunky sneakers for a head-turning ensemble.
You'll love this when the temperatures drop.
Still as statement-worthy as before.
Love a good LBD? Style it with black sneakers to keep the look streamlined.
Wear this on your next night out.
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.
Leopard print is always a good choice.
Wear these for days.
Don't be afraid to play with textures and prints. Wear a pair of tonal sneakers to keep the aesthetic going.
This dress is so chic.
Wear these with a dress or with jeans.
Now, add these high-top sneakers to your shoe collection.