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Fashion Sneakers for Women: How To Style The Staple For Every Occasion

The best women’s fashion sneakers play endless roles in our lives. Maybe you found your sole-mate—see what we did there?—after a night of dancing in heels took its toll. Or perhaps they serve as your go-to fashion solution when you don’t know what to wear. And who doesn’t like defying convention by wearing sneakers in unexpected ways—from holiday dresses to summery weddings, women’s fashion sneakers are welcome everywhere.

If you haven’t been experimenting with yours beyond the gym, consider this your reminder to break free. From the best women’s fashion high-top sneakers to own to the henna-patterned adidas pair you’ll want to add to cart ASAP, consider this your end-to-end guide on how to wear sneakers fashionably. 

What clothes can you wear with sneakers?

  • The short answer: pretty much everything. The more detailed answer? When looking for inspiration on creative styling options for sneakers, it helps to take notes from the best. 
  • Indeed, a slew of celebrities have been favoring sneakers for their off-duty looks and formal events alike. 
  • Looking for the best white sneakers for women? This staple has found a permanent spot in the street style wardrobes of the best-dressed names. 
  • Dorra Zarrouk loves to pair hers with desert-ready co-ords, while Nancy Ajram favors embellished pairs for beachy getaways.


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  • Or perhaps you wouldn’t mind turning a few heads as you work out? Yasmine Sabri agrees and swears by the virtues of go-with-anything white trainers. 


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  • While you’ll find white sneakers popping up in Rym Saidi’s elevator selfies, further proof of its ubiquity can be found with your favorite Hollywood celebrities.


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Emily Ratajkowski wearing her Adidas by Stella McCartney’s Ultraboost sneakers. Photo:

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Meghan Markle wearing her Veja V-10s during an official visit to Sydney in 2018. Photo: Getty

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Best women’s fashion sneakers to wear with a dress

  • So, how do you pair shoes with a dress? For starters, you’ll want to leave behind conventional diktats on outfit pairings.
  • Instead, step into a brave new world where the only rules are that there are no rules. 
  • Want to slide on a color-blocked pair under a monochrome midi? Or how about a chunky pair of dad sneakers under a slip dress? Perhaps we can interest you in a pair of platform sneakers under a feminine tulle number? There are endless answers to the “which color sneakers are best for all dresses?” dilemma and none of them are wrong. 

Add to cart: Best women’s fashion sneakers to pair with dresses

When putting together dresses and sneakers outfits you’ll want to play with proportions. Chunky soles work well for adding volume to streamlined silhouettes. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a classic pair of adidas fashion sneakers is your secret to add some street cred to a printed number. 

Triple S logo-embroidered faux leather, faux nubuck and mesh sneakers, Balenciaga

Air Force 1 shadow sneakers in leather, Nike

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Gazelle indoor low-top sneakers in leather, adidas

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Chunky sports sneakers, Armani Exchange

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Rhyton GG chunky runner sneakers in supreme canvas, Gucci

How to wear sneakers to work

  • If your feet have been begging for some respite from toe-pinching heels, we have good news. Sneakers have officially stormed the boardroom and you can make them work-appropriate with just a few styling tweaks. 
  • The ultimate goal of corporate dressing is to ensure that you look (and feel) put-together at all times. The right outfit combinations can ensure that you stand just as tall in a pair of canvas shoes as you do in pumps. 
  • Don’t believe us? Consider the magic of this failsafe workwear uniform: a classic white button-down layered under a vest and rounded off with a pair of white sneakers
  • Other candidates that can be paired with the sneakers fashion trend include cropped suits, linen jackets and shirtdresses. 

Add to cart: Best women’s fashion sneakers for work

When looking for sneakers for women that can withstand the 9-to-5 grind, you’ll need to focus on certain essential parameters. Muted, minimalist colors to keep you boardroom-ready at all times. Durable soles to ferry you to work safely when you are running late in the AM: yes, please. Ahead, all the fashion-meets-function options to choose from:

Canvas sneakers, The Row

Bead-embellished suede sneakers, Brunello Cucinelli

Low-top sneakers in soft leather, 12 Storeez

How to wear sneakers to the gym

  • Make no mistake: your everyday sneakers for a quick coffee run aren’t the same as the high-performance pair you can bring to the gym. 
  • Your choice for gym sneakers then needs to be guided by the type and intensity of workout you are opting for. 
  • Some workouts require a semi-cushioned sole while aerobic sneakers offer a higher level of bounce.
  • As a rule of thumb, it helps to opt for functional designs that are rated high for durability to get the most out of your sweat sesh.

Add to cart: Best women’s fashion sneakers for the gym

Once you have zeroed in on the type of workouts that you will be needing a trusty pair of gym sneakers for, it is time to consider your options:

Ultraboost Speed rubber and mesh sneakers, adidas by Stella McCartney

Cloudswift 3 AD running shoes, On

Streamline metallic rubber-trimmed mesh sneakers, APL Athletic Propulsion Labs

How to wear sneakers to weddings

  • Revolution is afoot in the wedding footwear aisle, pardon us the pun. 
  • Sparkly sneakers for weddings have snuck their way into the dress code, and there are endless ways to style this fashion staple. 
  • While your go-to trainers may not be welcome at black-tie-only events, but relaxed outdoor ceremonies call for inventive ways to styling wedding sneakers. 
  • For summer weddings, lean in to the comfort of sneakers to round out embellished kaftans and gowns. 
  • For the bride, custom wedding sneakers assume the focus: tailored to ensure maximal comfort and decked with glitter, crystals and feminine bows. 

Add to cart: Best women’s fashion sneakers for weddings

When looking for wedding sneakers for the bride, you’ll want to maintain an unflinching eye on comfort. This is where platform wedding sneakers come in as a comfort-first option that can also deliver a few extra inches when needed. From Kate Spade’s bridal sneakers to Roger Vivier’s crystal-embellished iteration, here are the only options to consider for your wedding wardrobe:

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Viv Golf crystal-embellished buckled leather sneakers, Roger Vivier

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