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?