The Athletic Sneakers That Will Up Your Street Game

The Athletic Sneakers That Will Up Your Street Game
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With the rising popularity of boutique fitness classes, the athleisure trend in full force, and much love for comfortable sweats, it’s no surprise that athletic sneakers have also become bona fide staples in the fashion girl’s closet. It’s a trend we’ve been seeing for the past few seasons, and with springtime around the corner, we expect the sneaker game will be kicked up to major levels. And we’re not referring to “fashion sneakers” here, such as platform lug soles or flimsy plimsolls. We’re talking about the sneakers that the athletic set would also approve of. Think: trainers appropriate for long-distance jogs, or high-tops fit for a game of hoops.

But how exactly do you style these sporty sneakers, ones splashed with neon colors or techie accoutrements? In the slideshow above, we break down nine ways to emulate that sneakers-with-everything look with the utmost casual cool. Whether you’re in athletic gear, everyday jeans, or a fancy dress, get ready to rejoice—there’s no need to swap out your footwear after a workout anymore. Let’s kick it, shall we?

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Add luxe accessories, such as a leather bag and chunky jewelry, to your sneaker look.

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Running sneakers go surprisingly well with a fancy getup, so long as each piece of clothing is within the same color family. Here, pastel power is in full force.

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This look, which we shall call "Shades of Beige," makes a case for tonally matching your outfit to your sneakers.

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Not sure what to wear with a fancy dress? Opt for athletic sneakers with shine.

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Cuff your jeans ever so slightly to give high-tops the breathing room they deserve.

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Sneakers look particularly great with bottoms that resemble joggers. In this case, a roomy jumpsuit does the trick.

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Elevate your sneakers by pairing them with unexpected socks.

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Sweatpant-culottes with basketball shoes take athleisure-wear to the next level.

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Make your white sneakers pop by pairing them with black skinnies and black socks.

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