We’ve all been there. Those times you can’t wait to get your feet out of those shoes. Sure, I’ve come across some comfortable heels, relatively speaking, but even the most fabulous 4-inch pump can start taking a toll.
Don’t get me wrong, I love and own many heels. And maybe it’s unfair for me to exploit the discomfort of a stiletto only to emphasize my excitement that sneakers are a season staple. But no time to start feeling sorry for shoes here. From the slip-on to the samba [adidas], sneakers have made a comeback, and that means looking cool and keeping comfortable.
I am loving the sporty vibe a sneaker can give an otherwise more formal or feminine look. For Friday’s date night, I decided to pair Reeboks with a miniskirt, complete with a sweatshirt [because what’s not to love about a cozy quilted sweatshirt for fall?]. I experimented with accessories and lipstick to achieve that balance of sporty yet feminine, see experimentation below:
I played around with this look: adding a beanie, removing the beanie, adding pink lipstick, re-adding the beanie. And although I’m a sucker for a good hat, I felt like pink lips were just enough to tie the outfit together for a casual night out.
At some point I scored this blue beauty from the Target sale rack. It may have been a season or two ago, but does a good sweatshirt ever go out of style? [not in my book]. I like the quilted look; the stitched details add visual and textural appeal for a more dynamic piece. You can find similar ones here, here and here.
The black miniskirt is also from Target but similar ones can be found almost anywhere. I like the textured outer layer along with the elastic waist + zippered back on this one. Note: if you’re wanting a mini to wear with sweaters, sweatshirts, or other material-heavy tops, look for a more durable skirt. A light or overly stretchy material may not hold up when tucking in bulky items like the aforementioned.
I bought these Reebok classic nylon sneakers several years ago at the Dutchman’s Store [an old fashioned general store in southeast Iowa…this isn’t as random or weird as it sounds, I promise]. Fortunately, as sneakers such as the Reebok classic make their way into fall fashion, they can be found here.
And I should add: After dinner—on a mission to satisfy a sweet tooth—as we strolled up and down the grocery store’s ice cream aisle 7-10 times while debating which flavor of Ben & Jerry’s to bring home, I was happy to be wearing comfortable kicks.