Sneakers are the ultimate go-anywhere wardrobe staple. They’ll take you everywhere from a yoga class to the farmers market, and even to the airport the next time you’re boarding a flight. Sneakers are also a funky piece to wear with dresses– and everything from cute summer sundresses to structured styles make my outfit list this spring.
When you’re planning your “dressy casual” outfit, avoid anything too tight. Instead of body-con styles, reach for looser fits (like my Forever 21 frock). There’s no frilly party dress that can’t be improved with the addition of side-striped lace-ups! I’m totally digging these neutral-toned Vans from DSW. I can seriously wear them with anything! You can also play down the sweetness of a ladylike sheath with a slouchy bomber or jean jacket (like this lightweight Paige Denim jacket).