Sporty Spicin’ It: I’ll Tell You What We Want (More Sneakers!)

Fashion & Style


Although it’s not quite sandal weather here, it’s warm enough to start showing our ankles in Minnesota. That means it is time to dust off the ole shoe collection and start having a little more fun with accessories. While the shoe trends for this season have something for everyone, from block heels to loafers to ballet flats, let’s start with sneakers. They’re the perfect transitional shoe that’s versatile enough to go from early spring to summer. Designer renditions and classics alike, we’ve looked to the coolest girls on the Street Style block to up our sneaker game in 2016. No workout leggings or joggers in sight here. Take notes on how the ladies below freshen up their sporty kicks.


Leather paired with gauzy silks…

Fossil ‘Abilene’ Chronograph Leather Strap Watch, 34mm • $135
Black Zip Crossbody Bag • $25
Equipment Brad pintucked washed-silk shirt • $130.50
IRO Faikie crocheted cotton-blend midi skirt • $125.35
Women’s Converse Jack Purcell Leather Low Top Sneaker • $75


All black with a pop of color

New Balance ‘Classic 996’ sneakers • $112.95
Vintage cotton V-neck T-shirt • $14.99–26.50
Black Zip Crossbody Bag • $25
Alexa Chung x AG Jeans Sloe Black The Revolution Jeans • $93
SANDRO Black Leather Jacket • $279.85


With cuffed jeans

Nike Air Max Thea Premium Leather Sneakers • $115
J.Crew Striped Cotton-Jersey Top • $50
H&M – Trenchcoat – Black – Ladies • $44.99
M.i.h Jeans Runaway Linda Vintage Boyfriend Jeans • $155
Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag-Black • $495


In monochromatic shades

Watts • $95
Joe Fresh Bouclé Turtleneck – Grey Mix • $14.94
AG The Stilt Cigarette Jeans • $215
Nike Internationalist Suede • $120


With a pencil skirt

adidas ‘Stan Smith’ Sneaker (Men) • $74.95
Illesteva Milan IV Round Sunglasses, White Tortoise • $300
Saint Laurent Mohair-blend turtleneck sweater • $1,490
Polo Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cashmere Scarf • $64.99
Chloé ‘Marcie – Medium’ Leather Crossbody Bag • $1,395
JAMES PERSE Dense cotton rib knit pencil skirt • $195


Or a long jacket

Ray-Ban 50MM Round Sunglasses • $150
Women’s Superga 2750 Leahorse – Brown/Off White Sneakers • $79.99
Closed striped shirt dress • $181.71
Crˆpe Duster Jacket • $52.50


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Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag-Black • $495
Nike Air Max Thea Txt sneakers • $141
Ray-Ban Round Metal-Frame Sunglasses with Pink Lens • $175
Joe Fresh Bouclé Turtleneck – Grey Mix • $14.94
Nike Air Max Thea Premium Leather Sneakers • $115
Fossil ‘Abilene’ Chronograph Leather Strap Watch, 34mm • $135
Watts • $95
SANDRO Black Leather Jacket • $279.85
Converse Chuck Taylor ® Low Sneaker (Women) • $49.95
Chloe Georgia Mini Leather Crossbody Bag, Gray • $1,090
New Balance X UO 501 Runner Sneaker • $70
Vintage cotton V-neck T-shirt • $14.99–26.50
Superga + Rodarte tweed, snake-effect leather and glossed leather sneakers • $113.40
H&M – Pencil Skirt – Black/white striped – Ladies • $12.99
Women’s New Balance WL410 Buffalo Plaid Sneaker – Black Sneakers • $64.95
Illesteva Milan IV Round Sunglasses, White Tortoise • $300
New Balance ‘Classic 996’ sneakers • $112.95
M.i.h Jeans Runaway Linda Vintage Boyfriend Jeans • $155
Nike Internationalist Suede • $120
Black Waterfall Duster Jacket • $44
Women’s Converse Jack Purcell Leather Low Top Sneaker • $75

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  1. Kirstin

    April 1st, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I am definitely all about sneaker style now. It took me a little while to catch on because I always felt like walking around in sneakers reminded me too much of high school gym class. My husband actually convinced me that they looked good on me. So now I’m hooked!

  2. Kate

    April 1st, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    You’ve got yourself a keeper 😉

  3. Edenn Yorks

    April 1st, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Oh man. This was the post for me. I love wearing sneakers now with almost anything!

  4. girl C

    April 1st, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Sneakers are the best! I am always looking for new ways to style them 🙂

  5. girl C

    April 1st, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Sneakers are the best! I am always looking for new ways to style them 🙂

    girl C

  6. Juliet

    April 2nd, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I’ve just realized I need like three more pairs of sneakers!

  7. Mun

    April 5th, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I’m looking for a pair right now to take with me on holiday!!!


    April 7th, 2016 at 7:07 am

    What a beautiful spread. We really like your pictures and style! Continue the great work. Best, MODENOVA

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  10. Jane

    April 13th, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Sneakers are the best! I am always looking for new ways to style them.

  11. Dom

    April 13th, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Oh man. This was the post for me. I love wearing sneakers now with almost anything!

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