How to style bright sneakers

From vibrant turquoise to fiery fuschia, bright sneakers are especially on-trend right now. Sure, you can throw them on with your workout gear and hit the gym, but it’s a lot more fun to use them to jazz up an everyday outfit. Read on for a few clever tips on how to rock them with confidence.


>>Skinny denim and a leather jacket or blazer

A leather (or pleather!) bomber or a one-button blazer are versatile pieces in any closet, and colored sneaks add some quirkiness to this otherwise sleek ensemble.

>>Leggings and an oversized tunic

If you’d usually wear this comfy combo with boots or ballet flats, just swap in those sneakers and you’re good to go.

>>T-shirt dress and a denim jacket

This one’s a good match for warmer winters—or just file away this look for spring! Go sockless or wear ankle socks in a contrasting color (you’ll see just flash of it peeking out) and roll up the jacket sleeves for a relaxed vibe.

>>Boyfriend jeans and a slouchy sweater

The effortless feel of this outfit makes adding sneakers a cinch. Roll your jeans a bit at the ankle to really put the focus on your fancy feet.

>>Long-sleeved collared shirt, straight-legged jeans add a puffy vest

Pair your classic white Oxford and favorite jeans with a sporty quilted vest for a fun, preppy outfit perfect for a football game or casual brunch.


 >>Play it cool with other colors.

Since your shoes are the star of the show, keep your clothing neutral. Think navy, khaki, white, black and shades of gray, from light smoke to deep charcoal.

 >>It’s all about the accessories.

Your other accessories are a great place to splash just a bit of coordinating or contrasting color, like a fedora with a colored band or a plaid or printed scarf incorporating the same hue as your sneakers.

 >>Lace up in style.

There are dozens of ways to lace your sneakers—criss-cross, straight bar, lightning, double-back—and all give a subtly different result. Try YouTube for helpful how-to videos and have fun experimenting!