2 Ways to Wear Sneakers to Work, Courtesy of Olivia Palermo

If we created an athleisure family tree to dissect how the trend came to be such a phenomenon, you’d likely see sneakers at the tip-top. For the last couple of years, there’s been a massive move toward comfortable footwear worn outside the gym. Thanks to street style blogs and even brands like J.Crew that showcase how to style trainers with unexpected closet companions like pencil skirts and sundresses, this traditionally athletic shoe is now a major style ingredient. So major, in fact, that celebrities like Olivia Palermo have slipped out of their pumps and into everything from white leather iterations to bejeweled designer versions.

This brings us to the subject of today’s post. Over the weekend, Olivia Palermo stepped out in Brooklyn wearing two polished ensembles featuring sneakers. The outfits were not only stylish but also totally office-appropriate. And because you know we’re always on the hunt for a new work look, we rounded them up for you to test out this week. Scroll down to see the full ensembles, and shop her sneakers while you’re at it.  

Look #1:


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Style Tip: Skip the suit and opt for a pinstripe matching set.

On Olivia Palermo: Adornmonde Leather Choker Lariat ($56) in Tran Pink; Kenneth Cole sneakers.

Look #2:


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Style Tip: Upgrade a neutral look with bejeweled sneakers.

On Olivia Palermo: Roger Vivier sneakers

Would you wear these outfits to your office this week? Tell us in the comments.

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