How to Dress Up Sneakers for the Holidays

Yes, it's the holiday season, but that doesn't mean you're required to resort to uncomfortable fancy heels when you're heading out to celebrate. In fact, a foolproof way to make your outfit look 100 times cooler is by opting for something a little more unexpected… Enter: sneakers.

Need proof? Look no further than the street style stars who regularly demonstrate the power of a good pair of sneakers. Going to a holiday cocktail party? Try a pair of Converse with a metallic midi skirt. Headed to a holiday brunch? Wear a statement coat and skinny jeans with a pair of simple white tennis shoes.

Armed with these sneaker styling tips, rest assured that you won't risk getting the side-eye from your mom due to your footwear of choice. Instead, she's likely to applaud your ability to make even the most comfortable of shoe styles look cool and appropriate for any occasion—holiday gatherings included.

With that in mind, keep scrolling to find out how to style your sneakers for the holidays, and shop the best pairs to wear this season along the way!

1. Sneakers and metallics are always a cool combination.

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2. Tone a pair of party pants down with sneakers.

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3. Transform a suit from business to casual with a graphic tee and sneaks.

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4. Balance out a girly wrap dress.

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5. Lean into neon colors.

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6. Bring retro corduroy pants into 2018 with leather sneakers.

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7. Give a colorful suit a street style edge.

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8. Vinyl pants add an ultra-cool factor to sneakers.

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9. Pair a metallic midi dress with high-tops.

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10. Try a red pair to brighten up a neutral outfit.

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11. Yes, you can wear a fur coat with sneakers.

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12. Try them with a slip dress layered over a shirt.

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Next up, the "ugly" sneaker trend that's officially everywhere.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.