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25 Stylish Ways to Wear Sneakers

Plus new kicks to cop.
25 Stylish Ways to Wear Sneakers
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Plus new kicks to cop.

Gone are the days when sneakers were meant just for sports and never worn outside the gym! With the rise of athleisure, sneakers have become the widely acceptable choice of footwear. That said, we have curated 25 outfit combos you can try with your favorite pair and 25 shopping picks should you need a new pair. Scroll down to see some outfit inspo and get ready to shop!

How to Wear

1. Break up your denim-on-denim OOTD. 

When wearing double denim, it helps to break up the look with a pair of light-colored sneakers.

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PHOTO BY Charles & Keith

White sneakers, P2499, CHARLES & KEITH, Power Plant

2. Toughen up tulle.

When tulle dresses or skirts might seem a little too frilly for your taste, slip on some high tops to add some edge to your look.

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Chuck Taylor All Star Hi 70, P3990, CONVERSE, Greenbelt 5

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3. Go the casual route in your LBD.

LBDs (that's Little Black Dress) are, without a doubt, one of the items every girl needs to have in their closet. But don't be limited to wearing them to parties or night affairs. Try this combo: Top off your favorite LBD with a bucket hat and wear your a pair of white sneaks for a casual day out.

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Nike Air Force 1, NIKE, Zalora.com.ph 

4. Team it up with a blazer.

Who said you could only wear blazers to the office? Wear an oversized one like Nicole Andersson and complete the look with your comfiest kicks.

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PHOTO BY Pull & Bear

White chunky sole trainers, P2995, PULL & BEAR, SM Megamall

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5. Make an office dress weekend-appropriate.

Take your workwear out for a spin by styling an office sheath dress with cute sneaks instead of pumps of ballet flats. Complete the look with a candy-colored tote (like Liz Uy did) or a woven basket bag.

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PHOTO BY Charles & Keith

Metal buckle sneakers, P2599, CHARLES & KEITH, Greenbelt 5

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6. Go for the relaxed look.

Pair an oversized button-down and ripped jeans for a low-key agenda. Sneakers will complete your laidback look, for sure.

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PHOTO BY Mango

Maxi sole sneakers, P2995, MANGO, TriNoma

7. Try contrasts.

Wearing an all-white look? Add some contrast by wearing a pair of black trainers.

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PHOTO BY Stradivarius

Black platform trainers, P2995, STRADIVARIUS, SM Aura

8. Recall the retro trends.

Nostalgic trends are coming back. Try them on your feet by wearing platform sneakers styled with wide-leg trousers and a cropped top or bralette. So cute!

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Black platform trainers, P2995, STRADIVARIUS, SM Aura

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9. Balance silhouettes.

When wearing oversized pieces, style them with slimmer-looking shoes to counter the bulkiness of your garments.

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Continental 80, P5300, ADIDAS, Capital.com.ph

10. Skirt n' sneaks never go out of style.

Who says skirts can't look cute with sneakers? Lend a softer look to your ensemble by wearing a close-fitting midi skirt when you're going out in your sporty kicks.

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Crest vibe bionic yarn in Light Pink, P3795, SPERRY, Glorietta 3

11. Try on some animal print.

How to wear animal print without looking like you belong in the jungle? Dip your toes, quite literally, into the trend. Wear some snake skin, leopard spots, or tiger stripes on your sneaks to try it out in a small dose.

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PHOTO BY Bershka

Animal print platform trainers, P3295, BERSHKA, Glorietta 2

12. Make your LBD party-ready.

Heels aren't your only footwear option for finishing off a nighttime party look. Be comfortable and dance the night away in your cutest sneaks.

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PHOTO BY Skechers

D'Lites glamour feels, P3995, SKECHERS, TriNoma

13. Tone down animal prints.

If you're still wary about wearing loud prints, tame the bold pattern with a crisp, white pair of sneakers.

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PHOTO BY London Rag

Active lace-up sneakers, P3600, LONDON RAG, Zalora.com.ph

14. Dress in a casual all-white look.

Pair a billowy dress with white kicks for maximum freshness. 

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PHOTO BY Bench

Lace up sneakers, P1099.75, BENCH, Zalora.com.ph

15. Pair with your brights.

Want to know how to color block without fussing over which colors to pair with your separates? Easily ace the color blocking technique with a pair of bright-colored sneakers.

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PHOTO BY Pull & Bear

Orange trainers with chunky soles, P2995, PULL & BEAR, SM Megamall

16. Suit up.

Take your sneakers to the boardroom by pairing them with a crisp blazer and wide cut trousers.

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Contrast chunky sole trainers, P2995, STRADIVARIUS, SM Megamall

17. Straight-cut suits pair well with sneakers, too.

Straight-cut pants also work with sneakers and blazers! You can also experiment with either a chunky sneaker or a more slim-soled pair. 

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PHOTO BY Zara

Sneakers with contrasting trims, P4595, ZARA, TriNoma

18. Take monochrome dressing up a notch.

Speaking of suits, your bright-colored suit coordinates will look extra sharp with a matching pair of sneakers in the same hue.

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Monochrome platform trainers, P3295, BERSHKA, SM Aura

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19. Match with a neon piece.

When you love all-black outfits but are ready to try on some bright neon hues, it helps that you do so one step at a time. Punctuate your look with pops of the fluoro hue like in the outfit below.

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Stretch fabric sneakers, P2595, ZARA, Greenbelt 5

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20. Sportify your florals.

Florals have a lot of potential. You just need to know how to style your flower-printed pieces. The main thing to remember is to make your flowery garment the focal point and style it with pieces with similar vibes, like this bomber jacket teamed up with white socks and sneakers.

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Match point suede, P4295, KEDS, SM The Block

21. Play up your jumpsuit.

Spice up your fave onesie with printed kicks if you're starting to run out of ideas on how to wear this one piece.

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PHOTO BY Bershka

Platform trainers, P2995, BERSHKA, SM Megamall

22. Go preppy.

Think back to the '80s for this. Try on an oversized jean jacket, cropped top, and a plaid skirt will go well with ankle socks and bright kicks.

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PHOTO BY Bershka

Colored sneakers, P3795, BERSHKA, Glorietta 2

23. Pair with bike shorts

Nothing spells sporty like a pair of kicks paired with some ultra trendy bike shorts. Pile on the jewelry to take the look from day to night.

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PHOTO BY Massimo Dutti

White leather trainers with chunky soles, P5790, MASSIMO DUTTI, Shangri-La Plaza Mall

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24. Complete your tracksuit ensemble.

Tracksuits are a no-brainer outfit combo when dressing, but be sure to elevate the look with your choice of footwear. Our suggestion: metallic sneaks!

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PHOTO BY Mango

Metallic effect sneakers, P2295, MANGO, Greenbelt 5

25. Wear with a slip dress.

Lastly, take your slip dress out for a spin when running some errands. But dress comfortably and slip on a pair of cute sneakers to survive the day! 

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PHOTO BY New Balance

X90 lifestyle shoes, P5711, NEW BALANCE, Zalora.com.ph

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