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:
Choose a white or off-white blouse that is loose fitting and flows away from the body. It can have buttons down the front, or not. Just depends on what you have and what fits your body the best.
The pants I’m wearing are kind of unique, in a sense. They are basically slacks that look like track pants, with a zipper detail at the ankle. Unzipping gives off a flared, sporty look when paired with sneakers. To achieve this look, you can either wear loose fitting black slacks or if you have any wide leg flouncy pants, those will work too. Or maybe even palazzo pants will work, if you have. If you have any other type of pants with stripes down the side, that are appropriate to wear to work, those will work nicely with your sneakers. Getting to those soon…
Coordinate based on your personality and preference of that day. I personally like to contrast jewelry with my outfit sometimes. If the outfit is laid back, I might wear some really glam looking earrings. Therefore, I made sure to give this “sporty work” look some jewelry choices that would stand out.
Choose a sneaker sleek in appearance and silhouette. I’m wearing ASICS Gel Lyte One Eighty, but you could also achieve a similar look with Nike Air Max Plus. Wearing a sleek, athletic sneaker with a loose top and flowing pants allows for a feminine and professional look with just a touch of athletic inspiration.
See more work outfits here.
Loose Fitting Blouse: H&M
Sneakers: ASICS 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.