3 Chic Ways To Wear Sneakers With Style, According To Fashion Designer Happy Andrada
Here’s a styling tip to take to heart: Sneakers can actually be worn with everything. These days, rubber-soled kicks aren’t just for the sporty ones—now, they’re chicer than ever that even your girliest dresses can cut it.
Whether you’re committed to athleisure or topping off a pantsuit or dress with a contrasting pair of kicks, there are plenty of ways to style sneakers this season, just ask fashion designer Happy Andrada.
Last week at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, we caught up with the globally-renowned Filipino fashion designer and she shared some styling tips and tricks for sneakers. Known for her intricate detailing, groundbreaking designs and masterful use of fabric, Happy has presented her new creations on the runway in partnership with Keds, featuring her hand-picked sneakers from the Keds Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Here's a look:
For more inspiration and ideas on how to wear your sneakers then this guide from Happy will help you. Scroll further to see:
1. Pair them with a flirty dress.
We’re constantly looking for ways to dress down romantic dresses, and a great way to do just that is to tone them down with some casual footwear. “It’s nice to mix and match the dressy clothes with sneakers. In Keds, they have the ones with sequins, glitters, and the metallics ones are cool, too.”
2. Go with flatforms.
If you feel like the sporty trend is just never going to be your thing, go for a different variety and try flatform, instead. Their thick soles add a little something extra to casual jean and trench look, while letting you experiment with the athleisure style. “I love the sneakers because they have ones with flatforms, too. You can mix and match it with different outfits, especially the white ones—and you know, anything can go with white!”
3. Try subtle.
If you don’t feel brave enough mixing your outfits, then go towards a subtler route, which is in neutrals. “With colorful outfits, I guess you have to wear them with some neutral palettes. Don’t be afraid to tone the color down. You can mix and match it, but don’t be afraid to make a statement.”
Lead photos from Keds PH