Happy almost-weekend, friends! I hope this week has been blissfully uneventful, ha! I don’t know about you, but I appreciate calm more than ever these days.
When our lives changed a year ago, our style and fashion changed with it. We embraced comfy and cozy, and elastic waists became a top priority. We may leave the house a little more now, but comfort is still key, and I’m here for it!
I honestly don’t recall the last time I wore boots or heels! But even though I favor sneakers for my daily looks, it doesn’t mean I’m sacrificing style… sneakers have come a long way and actually add a casual coolness to almost any outfit.
I always wear sneakers with my athleisure combos, but now more than ever, I reach for them with my casual jean outfits, too. And DSW has a huge assortment of stylish sneaks, and many are around $60!
Gym Sneaker Style //
Now that leggings are my everyday best friend, I love a snazzy sneaker that adds style and color to my casual outfits. When it comes to athleisure wear, like leggings and joggers, I opt for a more athletic style, and these fun Nike Wearalldays deliver on both comfort and cuteness.
I mean, hello… they have a pink wave, how could I not love them!? They’re lightweight with lots of cushion and a little lift. They’re great for low-impact workouts and neighborhood walks, too. Plus, the price point is spot-on!
Fit Tip: I find them true-to-size, but I like a little extra room in my sneakers. If you like a close fit, size down half.
Street Sneaker Style //
Sneakers for athleisure are a given, but in the last year, I’ve replaced booties and flats with sneakers in just about every street style, too! These Steve Madden Platform Sneakers have a clean, timeless look that add a dose of sporty chic to all your everyday styles from jeans to joggers.
The faux-leather is soft and pliable, but with the right amount of structure. They’re cushioned and soft enough to wear sock-less, and I love the added height with the 1-inch platform!
Fit Tip: They run small, I’d definitely size up.
Sugarplum Style Tip: I leave them untied and tuck the laces in for a cleaner look. If you prefer them tied, just bow them towards the side and tuck the ears in the side of the shoe.
I love that sneakers have evolved beyond workouts, and are now a fully embraced trend! Are you on-board with street sneakers, too? Be sure to check out DSW’s huge assortment of active, performance, and fashion sneakers at all price points!
Seriously, they have everything from Adidas to Gucci, and something for every style and every age (just ask my sneaker-obsessed teens!). Plus, free 2-day shipping for VIP members!
*Photos by the darling and talented Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with DSW and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and sneaker love are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*