The It Girl–Approved Way to Wear Dresses With Sneakers

Considering the fact that there’s a handful of outfits that will always look good, you can build a completely foolproof wardrobe for the season if you really put your mind to it. However, if there’s one ensemble we had to pick as our favorite, it would be a dress with sneakers. Don’t get us wrong. We love skinny jeans with ankle boots as much as any other outfit, but in case you want to switch things up a bit, this one really takes the cake.

Wearing a one-and-done piece like a dress is already simple enough, but the addition of a pair of sneakers will have you giving off that enviable cool-girl vibe in one easy step. Whether you’re headed to drinks with friends or are jetting out of the house to run errands, we’re here to show you why dresses with sneakers are the outfit formula you should always have on rotation. To prove our point, we rounded up some of our favorite takes on the look from the coolest fashion girls. Check them out below.

Pair a ruffled, romantic minidress with sporty sneakers for a cool contrasting look.

A silky slip dress with your favorite sneakers is an outfit that’ll never fail you.

Let your dress be the hero of your outfit and complement it with a pair of classic sneakers.

Electric blue is such a fun color for summer. I love how the dress is styled here with coordinating high socks and colorful sneakers. 

For an everyday ensemble, you can’t go wrong with a printed skater dress and an easy denim jacket.

Feel like mixing up your sneaker game? Rather than wearing your everyday white pair, go for a style that offers a bold pop of color to your outfit.

Give your ensemble some more interest with a sneaker-boot hybrid instead of standard sneakers.

Note to self: Red and black will always look cool together. 

Nothing is more classic than a simple white dress with a denim jacket. Add some pink shoes to up the cute factor. 

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