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.
How To Wear a Similar Look
Clothing Items Needed:
Wear a long sleeve, loose fitting top, in a dark neutral color. I chose a long sleeve flouncy knit, with trendy sleeves because it is work appropriate yet still has a casual feeling that will mix well with sneakers.
Choose a knee length or midi length skirt in a color or pattern of your choice. Your top and sneakers will provide more than enough neutral colors to this outfit. Therefore the skirt should be something that shows your personality or adds some fun. This skirt does exactly that for me personally, being that I picked out this fabric from Joann Fabrics, and my mom sewed it for me. One of these days I’m going to be the one sewing…
Coordinate based on your personality and preference. =)
Select white, off-white or mostly white sneakers for this outfit. I chose a less sporty looking sneaker because I wanted to create a more “relaxed” look compared to a running shoe for a more “active” look.
See more work outfits here.
Long Sleeve Knit: Zara
Sneakers: Onitsuka 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.