What sneakers should I wear with women’s suits or tuxedos?
Whether in office or party-girl mode, the pant suit or tuxedo has risen through the ranks as the outfit of choice to take us through the day as well as the night. To give suits a more laid-back feel, we love teaming them with sneakers. But which work best with suit pants? We take a look at the options that are sure to make a change from the usual Stan Smiths.
Ever since Yves Saint-Laurent first ushered in the woman’s tuxedo, it has become the chic-girls’ closet staple. With its feminine twist, it exudes mystery and sophistication, but should still be chosen and accessorized wisely.
Fine fabrics and structured cuts are the obvious choice. Here at Vanessa Wu, we love fitted pant suits that fall just above the ankle. For tall and slender silhouettes, we like to go bold with a wide-legged all-in-one pant suit.
Among the It-girls and socialites of the moment, there are reams of inspired mix & match ideas for the taking. Alexa Chung goes for a preppy shirt and cropped 7/8 pant suit paired with white sole lace-up sneakers. For Kristen Stewart, it’s a gray suit with leather-collared jacket, delicate camisole top and white sneakers. Also choosing white sneakers, Kendall Jenner wears them with a beautifully matching cropped top and carrot pants. And it’s an all-camel look with a suit and trench coat for Miroslava Duma (Vogue), topped off with – yes, you guessed it – white sneakers! Meanwhile Alexandra Golovanoff (presenter of the TV show La Mode, la Mode, la Mode), combines her wide-legged electric blue suit with a pair of velour slip-ons.
We also love Velcro sneakers, which lend a certain relaxed feel to a two-piece suit. And with a checked suit, two-tone sneakers make a bold choice. Finally, we pair dad shoes with an over-sized pastel suit, worn with a hoodie for an ultra-cool look.
The suit + sneaker combo knows no bounds. It simplifies the pant suit, offering girls a bang-on-trend, casual finish to their bold statement look.
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Photo 1: Alexa Chung - Credits photo Créateur -Larry Busacca -Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Photo 2: Outfit Rosa Hosenanzug - Weisser Hoodie Dad sneakers Pinterest