What to Wear to Work with Sneakers
Work Outfit with Sneakers
A question we always ask ourselves is, “What to wear to work today?” And these days, this can mean a variety of different things, depending on what profession we are in, or what type of company we work for. For those of us who work in a corporate setting, sneakers haven’t always been the most outfit flattering or office-environmentally friendly, because of company dress codes.
In recent times though, I think most of us, (or at least those of us paying attention to clothes, shoes and fashion all the time) have noticed more acceptance towards wearing sneakers in unexpected environments. Myself, having experience working for a sneaker company in the recent past, I have been comfortable wearing sneakers in corporate work environments for quite some time now.
With that in mind, I have pulled together 6 different work appropriate outfits, paired with sneakers, in hopes to provide some inspiration to all of you out there looking to try out this hybrid look. All 6 looks are posted in separate posts in order to provide as much detail as possible, on each outfit, for you all.
My hope is that, for those reading this, you will feel empowered to wear the clothing that you already own and wear to work, just recreating those items to coordinate with sneakers. The idea here, is that you are now able to create more opportunities to wear your favorite tennies, or have more of an incentive to purchase the pair you have been eyeing, but knew you would only have the chance to wear them on the weekends.
Clothing Items Needed:
Bomber Jacket/Cropped Jacket:
The jacket I am wearing, I purchased for a party quite some years ago. It has a fitted bomber shape, which I like because it’s structured enough to look professional, but sporty enough to coordinate well with sneakers. You can choose a similarly shaped jacket that you already own, the color isn’t too important for this one. It really is just based on what you have.
Choose a color that coordinates with the color and fit of the jacket that you choose.
Coordinate based on your personality and preference. =)
Black Loose Fitting Ankle Pants:
This is pretty self-explanatory. Just choose an ankle pant that’s comfortable. And honestly, for this look you could choose from a variety of different pant options. It really just depends on what you have and what fits your body best. However, I would recommend sticking to black for this particular look, especially if your jacket has a pattern on it like mines.
Classic Lifestyle Sneakers:
Choose a pair of classics. A classic silhouette that has been done over and over, and will always be a hit throughout many decades. I am wearing the Onitsuka Tiger GSM, but you can wear something like a Nike Cortez or Adidas Superstar.
See more work outfits here.
Bomber Jacket: H&M
Sneakers: Onisuka Tiger
See more work outfits here.
* The clothes pictured in this post are not new, and may not be available in stores. The details above are to inform you of the brand or store that an item was purchased.