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I am a Sneakerhead

What is a sneakerhead? According to Urban Dictionary it is “a person who collects limited, rare, OG, or flat out exclusive kicks. Usually the collection consists of Jordans or Dunks”. 

Now let’s not get crazy, I am not running around in Jordans or $800 one of a kind sneakers, but I am literally wearing some type of sneaker almost everyday. I thank the fashion world everyday for making this “trend” happen because  my little tootsies couldn’t take ballet flats anymore.  This season is all about your sneaker game, we aren’t talking about gym shoes here….

 

 

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I LOVE my gold Stuart Weitzman high top sneakers.  They have gotten more attention then almost anything I own. The reason is simple, they make a splash while being a realistic style choice for any type of fashionistia. From pumping up the most basic look to adding extra funk to the funkiest outfit. I completely understand that my line of work allows me to make “alternative” fashion choices, but you too can wear sneakers most of your life (outside of a traditional office obviously). There are SO many different dressy and fabulous options these days that pairing anything from a cute dress to jeans with sneakers will work. When a functional yet stylish trend occurs, the world listens.

 

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I am all about my “Jenny from the block” inspired ensemble. Dinner in my hood on a balmy Saturday night never looked so good (or comfortable). White lace up sneakers are all the rage right now and I have been wearing this pair by Vince incessantly.  I have paired them with everything from this high-waisted jean skirt by American Apparel to black ankle pants to an a-line dress. They literally go with EVERYTHING. Keeping them white is the only problem, but a little character from the NYC streets is a must in this town.

 

 

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Slip on sneakers are a heaven sent for simple, yet chic run-out-the door footwear. Tying shoes can take up a lot of your time if you add it up over a year! Obviously white is a big trend not only in my own wardrobe, but in the general fashion world as well right now. By mixing the crisp nature of white leather with the laid back feeling of a sneaker, your outfit instantly becomes “cool” yet stylishly appropriate for most environments. Almost everyone of my clients own slip on sneakers because they can go from a playdate to the park to dinner to brunch to climbing Mount Everest. Ok, maybe not the last example.

 

 

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A running sneaker is usually made for just that, running, but this bad boy is for strutting your stuff all over town! This pair by Karl Lagerfeld combines black suede and sparkly sides for extra oomph. They are legitimately created in the likeness of my gym sneakers which makes me smile from ear to ear when I am scaling the many floors of Saks 5th avenue for upwards of 5 hours. I used to come home during my ballet flat days practically in tears and limping, the switch to stylish sneakers was a no-brainer for me. I technically had NO choice unless I wanted to shoot botox into the bottom of my feet to alleviate the pain (this is a real thing people).  Running shoes with stylish 5th avenue worthy ensembles? Yes please.

 

 

sporty chic collage

The above sporty chic look is the most simple way of pulling off the sneaker trend no matter what your age, style or budget. It is essentially an upgraded t-shirt and jeans ensemble, who doesn’t love the basics done right??? Obviously the most important element is choosing the right kicks, if a hightop is too crazy for you go for a slip or slide on just like the ones shown paired with the jeans. A great waist length jacket and messenger bag will not only be stylish, but both will compliment the easy going feel you are most definitely going for. Top the look off with a dope pair of sunnies (aviators are my go-to for sporty chic) and you are ready to conquer the world in a seriously comfortable outfit!

black tote, boyfriend jeans, cargo jacket, aviators, high tops

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