As much as the word ‘normcore’ makes me cringe for some reason, I am a big fan of the trend and it seems like it’s here to stay for a while. This is a relatively new thing for me because I’ve always been a girly girl and that is usually reflected in how I dress. Since moving to Seattle and starting college, comfort is more and more of a priority to me, which is great because sneakers fit right into the very casual Seattle scene.
Just like Anne Hathaway sold her soul to the devil when she put on her first pair of Jimmy Choo pumps (if you don’t know what movie this is from I’m speechless), I feel like I can’t give up sneakers now. They are just too good and practical. If you’re a city dweller like me, you’re walking all the time or taking public transportation and heels will not be your friend. (A pro tip I have learned from my colleagues during my internship is to keep a stash of heels at the office. I get into the office frequently rushing to my desk to avoid being seen in my commuting flip flops…) I’m finding that I don’t just wear them to the gym (ahem, when I’m good about going..) but incorporating them into my everyday wardrobe, even wearing a dress with sneakers sometimes!
If an athletic shoe, like a Roshe Run, is too out of your comfort zone, slip on sneakers are a great alternative because the fact there are no laces really makes them look more like a loafer or a ballet flat, as opposed to a shoe that you might normally throw in your gym bag. This outfit that I wore to a casual Saturday brunch is the easiest outfit. A dress with a chambray shirt is so original, I know. However, this is an outfit anyone can wear because you probably already have these things in your closet.
+ Dress (H&M) – similar here
+ Chambray shirt (H&M) – similar here
+ Bucket bag (c/o Dailylook) – sold out, similar here
+ Slip on Sneakers (Mossimo)
+ Sunglasses (Nordstrom) – only $12!
+ Bracelets (Tiffany & Co, Cuff c/o Rocksbox)
Here are some other cute options that are perfect if you want to try wearing a dress with sneakers too!