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10 Dress and Sneaker Outfit Combos to Try When You Have "Nothing to Wear"

You can never go wrong with this fashion formula!
10 Dress and Sneaker Outfit Combos to Try When You Have "Nothing to Wear"
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You can never go wrong with this fashion formula!

Pairing a dress with sneakers is one of the easiest, no-brainer outfit combos you can try. It exudes a relaxed aesthetic that doesn't compromise your sartorial flair. Dresses also give off that easy elegance vibe; when worn with sneakers, it strikes the perfect balance between dainty and edgy.

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Want proof? Here's a guide to help you pair your fave dresses with the best kicks, all of which will allow you to sow minimal effort and reap maximum style impact.

1. Mini Dress + Chunky Sneakers

Chunky sneakers can counter the delicate look of a mini frock.

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PHOTO BY Zara, Stradivarius

Denim dress with puffy sleeves, P2495, ZARA, Power Plant; Multicoloured chunky sole trainers, P2295, STRADIVARIUS, SM Aura

2. Monochrome

Don't know what pair of kicks to wear with your dress? Reach for one in the same hue!

PHOTO BY Bershka, Converse

Satin camisole dress, P1595, BERSHKA, SM Megamall; Chuck Taylor All Star 70s Brights Sneakers, P3990, CONVERSE, Zalora.com.ph

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3. Baby Doll Dress + White Sneakers

Basic white sneakers can highlight the dainty vibe of baby doll dresses.

PHOTO BY H&M, Stradivarius

Short chiffon dress, P1690, H&M, SM Makati; Platform high-top trainers, P2995, STRADIVARIUS, Glorietta 2

4. Button-down Dress + Canvas Sneakers

A canvas sneaker's laid-back vibe will complement a cozy dress.

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PHOTO BY Mango, Sperry

Buttoned linen-blend dress, P2995, MANGO, TriNoma; Crest Vibe Satin Lace, P3495, SPERRY, TriNoMa

5. Solid Colored Dress + Colorblock Kicks

Because you can never wear too many colors!

PHOTO BY H&M, STRADIVARIUS

Satin yellow dress, P2690 H&M, Uptown Mall; Platform trainers with multicoloured pieces, P2995, STRADIVARIUS, SM Aura

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6. Print on Print

Mixing prints could be a daunting task. For beginners, try to wear two of the same pattern for a tried-and-tested combo!

PHOTO BY Mango, Adidas

Animal print dress, P2295, MANGO, Greenbelt 5; Falcon shoes, P7000, ADIDAS, Uptown Mall

7. Ruffled Dress + High Top Sneakers

Pare down a frilly dress with a pair of cool high-tops.

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PHOTO BY Bershka, Charles & Keith

Off-the-shoulder dress, P1895, BERSHKA, Glorietta 2; Check print sequin high top sneakers, P2799, CHARLES & KEITH, Bonifacio High Street

8. Floral Dress + Colored Sneakers

Choose a shade from your summer dress' color palette and pick a pair in the same hue for your footwear, then you're good to go!

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PHOTO BY Pull & Bear, Dorothy Perkins

Petite Yellow Floral Print Midi dress, P2295, DOROTHY PERKINS, Zalora.com.ph; Coloured mesh plimsolls, P1895, PULL & BEAR, SM Megamall

9. LBD + Trainers

Who says heels are a requirement for rocking an LBD? Cool metallic-colored sneakers will totes look great, too!

PHOTO BY Zara, Charles & Keith

Dress with contrasting ruffles, P2495, ZARA, Greenbelt 5; Silver chunky sneakers, P3499, CHARLES & KEITH, Glorietta 3

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10. Prairie Dress + Velcro Sneakers

Maxi prairie dresses perhaps have the most casual vibe. Pair them with an equally carefee pair of shoes like velcro sneakers and call it a day.

PHOTO BY Zara, Charles & Keith

Dress with contrasting ruffles, P2495, ZARA, Greenbelt 5; Silver chunky sneakers, P3499, CHARLES & KEITH, Glorietta 3

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