Ok, as some of you told me in my last post, a few are not fans of the track pant worn out of the gym; it is quite likely that you may also not be a fan of the 'sneaker'. I must admit that for years I have longed for lean long legs to be able to wear high-top sneakers, I have just always liked the look of them, but my legs have remained short and stumpy.
Last year I purchased a pair of See by Chloe wedge sneakers, but they still looked like wedges...Voila, this year the hidden wedge sneaker came to the rescue thanks to Isabel Marant (who made these uber popular and covetable), and thanks to Modediktat, who pointed me to the more affordable Topshop version, I now have a pair in both black and beige (yes, bad, I know, but I really wanted the black, which was sold out, so bought the ecru/beige - when it arrived I was so happy with its comfort level, and lo and behold, Topshop restocked the black pair!)
Due to the hidden wedge, these make my legs look a little longer and leaner than if I were wearing a flat pair, woo hoo (and they are so comfy)! I quickly scanned the internet for inspiration on how to wear it, and it seems that most of the girls/women wearing these sneakers have model super long and slim legs (doh!) - but fear not, when worn with the right clothing one can still wear these without looking like an elf.
What to wear with them?
- a button-down shirt (with a sweater thrown on top as well)
- baseball-inspired jacket/top/tee
- relaxed blazer
- sharp/tailored blazer/coat
- (leather) motorcycle jacket
- layering up top (great scarf/jacket) - to balance the bulkiness of the sneakers - to avoid making your feet and legs from looking bottom heavy.
- A slim silhouette will help balance out the chunky shoes and keep you from looking frumpy.
- Short hemlines - as short as your pins allow - to maintain a balanced look (for those blessed with long pins)
- Fitted bottoms - such as leather leggings or skinny jeans (worn cropped or tucked into the sneaker - the slim silhouette will help balance out the chunky shoes and keep you from looking frumpy.
- Avoid jeans bunching too much up at the ankle, either cuff them, or fold them under - or 7/8 length is great
- maxi floaty/feminine skirts - mixing sporty and girliness
- dress them up as you would high heels
Do you have a pair (or two)? How do you wear yours?