The One Piece That Makes Sneakers Look Instantly Polished

A sneaker outfit that actually looks polished enough to for the office? It seems like one of those myths that sounds too good to be true. But hear us out: Sneakers (and all the comfort that goes along with them) are only becoming more ingrained in fashion's rulebook, prompting us to consider how sneakers can actually find their way into more formal attire, especially office-wear. Making sneakers look polished enough for work may actually come down to just one key piece: wide-leg pants. A pair of relaxed but still polished trousers is the ideal complement, flowing easily over a cool pair of kicks. Sneakers might as well be as classic as loafers in these outfits.

Opt for neutral tones and classic Converse All-Star sneakers for a clean, minimal look.

Even a cool pair of wide-leg utility pants brings your white sneakers to new heights.

Brightly colored trousers color freshen up this sleek look.

Office-approved in wide-leg trousers, a classic button-down and wool coat.

Balance out playful velvet pants with a chunky soled sneaker and a graphic tee.

Striped trousers will always be a classic piece in our minds.

We're fans of any wide-leg pants that have a split hem. All the better to show off a cool pair of sneakers.

Dress down an otherwise formal suit with fresh white sneakers.

We love the look of wide-leg pants that effortlessly pool around the ankles.

This look is off-duty perfection. While still as relaxed as joggers or leggings, her wide-leg drawstring pants are a more stylish option.

See? Even chunky "dad" sneakers are made to be cool worn with muted suiting separates.

Throw on a pretty trench coat or duster over your wide-leg pants for a truly polished attitude.

Her quality basics make this sneaker outfit is simple yet so elevated.

Over a black base, let a loud jacket do all the talking.

Velvet trousers and a lace top add luxurious elements to this sneaker look.