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It’s one of fashion’s coolest combinations: sneakers and dresses. Sure, heels are pretty—and often worth the pain—but sneakers allow you to walk around all day and night without having to soak your feet afterward. Plus, sneaker styles become more fashion-forward than ever, and look seriously incredible with all types of dresses (whether it be mini, midi or maxi). If you’re not yet an expert on pairing the two items, though, we have a few sneaker and dress outfit ideas to help inspire you. Each idea is totally shoppable, too, so if you’re realizing that your closet is lacking in both dresses and sneakers, we got you. Just thank us when your hot AF Instagram photos go viral.
There’s truly nothing so cool as a sneaker and dress street style look—and thankfully, it’s really easy to create this type of outfit. While plenty of sneakers are made solely for running, there are so, so many that are both fashionable and functional (along with some that are only fashionable—But if you’re not going on a run, who cares?). Whatever the original purpose of your favorite sneaker, there’s a high chance it looks good when paired with a dress. Chunky Fila sneakers, sporty Pumas and even glittery Keds all play so well with dresses of all lengths, styles and patterns. So, let’s get some outfit inspiration, shall we?
Below, you’ll find 10 different sneakers and dresses outfit ideas ready for you to copy. Whether you recreate the look with your own clothes or shop the items we’ve rounded up, you’re sure to look all kinds of cool. With this easy outfit formula, you’ll be a street style maven in no time.
1. Hot Pink Mini Dress + Classic White Sneakers
First up, we have a seriously easy and chic combo. Hot pink dresses are a true wardrobe staple, so pair your favorite with some classic white sneakers for a look that’ll make you feel like you put in way more effort than you actually did. Add some statement gold earrings and on-trend tiny sunnies, and you’re good to go.
This hot pink dress has it all: puff sleeves and a pretty bow in the back. You’ll likely end up reaching for this one again and again.
Take your outfit to new heights with these white platform sneakers. They’ll go with just about everything, but the platform detail makes them stand out—and makes you stand a little taller.
2. Black Midi Dress + Black Sneakers
When in doubt, go for an easy, all-black monochrome outfit. Pair your favorite black dress with some street style-approved black running sneakers, and watch the compliments roll in. If you want to amp it up a notch, go ahead and add some bright statement earrings or colorful sunglasses, too!
I’m in love with the tie-straps on this Torrid midi dress. They add just the right amount of flare.
Sure, you can go running in these black Reebok sneakers, but wouldn’t you rather wear them as a fashion statement?
3. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress + Colorful Sneakers
Asymmetrical pieces are huge for 2020, so go ahead and grab an asymmetrical dress to pair with some cute sneakers. I love the combination of a neutral dress paired with colorful sneakers for a statement shoe moment. This outfit is also begging for a cute hat—be it bucket or baseball.
This asymmetrical tiered dress is casual enough to wear with sneakers, but cute enough to dress up with heels for a date night escapade.
Blue and yellow might not be the color combo I always think about when planning outfits, but it works really well on these Onitsuka Tiger sneakers.
4. Animal Print Midi Dress + Pop Of Color Sneakers
If you don’t have an animal print dress in your wardrobe, you need to change that. Animal prints are basically neutrals, and look oh-so-cool paired with sneakers that have a pop of neon or other bright colors. Add a sunhat, and you’re to rumble.
This Torrid animal print dress is as classic as it gets. You’re sure to get plenty of use out this frock.
Chunky sneakers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so you might as well continue to stock up.
5. Yellow Floral Mini Dress + Chunky White Sneakers
Whether you go with a babydoll or fitted style, a yellow floral mini dress is something everyone should have in their closet. Like I said, chunky sneakers are here to stay, so go ahead and grab a classic white pair to wear with your itty bitty mini dress this season.
Somehow this Minkpink mini dress is cute and sexy at the same time—and I’m all about it.
Yeah, these chunky white sneakers are a bit pricey, but they’re definitely going to say on-trend for a while, so you might as well invest a little.
6. Hot Pink Midi Dress + Matching Sneakers
For those who love a matching moment, you can’t go wrong with coordinating your dress to your sneakers. Pair a hot pink midi dress with some running sneakers that feature the color as well. You don’t have to go full matching to get a cool and coordinated look. If you want to elevate the outfit a little, too, you can’t go wrong with a pair of gold hoop earrings and oversized hat.
There’s so much to love about this hot pink midi dress from H&M. The easy spaghetti straps and button front make this frock a must-shop.
With just the right amount of hot pink, these Puma sneakers are perfect for wearing with just about any dress—or jeans, or skirt, or shorts… You get the picture.
7. Neutral Wrap Dress + Animal Print Sneakers
A neutral wrap dress is great for plenty of outfits, but looks infinitely cool when paired with some animal print sneakers. The dress and sneakers coordinate just enough, but let the shoes do the talking. These neutral tones look great with gold jewelry, too—or even some oversized black sunglasses for a dramatic lewk.
I can’t get over how perfect this neutral wrap dress is. You can wear it just about anywhere—from a wedding to the grocery store.
BRB, adding these animal print sneakers from Fila to my cart right now. They’re the perfect option if you aren’t a huge fan of the super chunky Fila sneakers.
8. Boho Orange Maxi Dress + Neutral Sneakers
Burnt orange is great for any season—and looks amazing paired with neutral tones for a seriously boho look. Take an orange tiered maxi dress and add some chunky neutral sneakers for a look that’s both trendy and bohemian at the same time. This look also practically begs for you to add some fun turquoise jewelry or a straw sunhat.
Ugh, I can’t get over how gorgeous this tiered maxi dress is. The tie sleeves, on-trend tiers and stunning color just seal the deal.
For fans of the classic chunky Fila Disrupter sneaker, I bring you the same thing but in a neutral tone. It’s just a bit different, but still totally wearable.
9. Blue Floral Mini Dress + Classic Sneakers
Puff sleeves are so in right now, and what better way to try the trend than with a classic floral mini dress? Pair the frock with some easy everyday sneakers, and you’re on your way to one hell of an outfit. You can always add a cute baseball hat for a sporty look, or some pretty gold earrings to make it a little fancier.
This yellow and blue floral mini dress is truly too cute. It reminds me of something from Little Women, but updated for now.
If you’re searching for a classic pair of sneakers you can wear every day, look no further than these V-12 sneakers from Veja.
10. Fitted Mini Dress + Glitter Sneakers
Of course, there’s always the fitted mini dress. It’s a going out staple, but instead of grabbing your tallest heels, try a pair of glittery sneakers instead. They still have all the wow-factor, but are much more comfortable for when you’re running around town. Throw on some gold hoops—or even a ’90s choker—and you’ve got the perfect nighttime look.
This fitted mini dress from H&M is an easy throw-on-and-go option for days when it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed.
Get your glitter on with these platform glittery sneakers. They’re fun enough to pair with just about anything, but subtle enough that you won’t feel like a fourth grader.
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