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Guest Post: Stylish Ways to Pair Sneakers with Skirts and Dresses

When it comes to fashion, it’s nearly impossible to find an outfit that’s both elegant and comfortable. Sneakers are handy and effortless, but who says they can’t be elegant and stylish as well? The sneakers and dress trend has really become popular and for a good reason – it looks amazing and feels even better.

How to wear dresses with sneakers

For those who are still not sure how to pair up sneakers with dresses and skirts, here are a few easy tips to try.

Make it shine

The best way to make a statement is to keep things simple and emphasize a single thing: such as statement jewelry, lipstick and of course – shoes or sneakers. Wear all black: tights, a skirt, a jacket, a hoodie and a bag and in the end simply wear brightly colored sneakers. That way, the color will pop and you will be elegant, discreet, yet memorable in your extraordinary outfit.

Animal print is awesome!

When wearing animal print, you should be careful not to go over the top. It can be tricky trying to find balance, but there is a foolproof way to wear it nonetheless: pair your animal print sneakers with your skirt and rock it.

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This means that your skirt will have to be plain, just as your bag, but your skirt and sneakers will rock! Leopard, tiger, zebra – irrelevant, as long as you like it! Discreet jewelry and a nice pair of sunglasses will complete this chic and wild look.

Casual and elegant

If you’re looking for a way to express both your masculine and feminine side, you can wear a bit bolder version of the dress combined with custom dress shirts borrowed from your boyfriend with simple converse sneakers and see how you can rock this, boyish, yet very elegant look. A plain skirt worn as a dress combined with bright red lipstick and matching sneakers will emphasize your playfulness. In case it gets cold, you can always add tights and a leather jacket to keep you warm and make you look edgy.

LBD and sneakers? Why not!

Wearing your favorite little black dress during the daytime has never been this easy, just put on a pair of simple black sneakers and a bright bag in order not to look too dark. You can pull off this look in your office as well, just remember to wear a cardigan too for a more professional look.

Rocking chiffon like a boss

Wearing chiffon without looking like a bridesmaid is a bit tricky to pull off, but add some edge to it and in the blink of an eye you will look like a biker chick. Wear a maxi chiffon skirt with a plain white shirt, a pair of big, reflective sunglasses, a grab-and-go clutch purse and a pair of black converse sneakers. Add bright lipstick and a messy bun or a casual French plait and you’re ready to own the streets!

Just imagine: having no blisters whatsoever after a long night of partying and getting noticed everywhere for thinking outside the box. Being feminine, stylish and comfortable has never been this easy, so don’t be afraid to experiment with your outfits.

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This guest post is by Sophia Smith, a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with a huge interest in beauty, makeup, fashion and graphic design. She’s best described as a beauty addict and life lover. She’s also a regular contributor to High Style Life. Find her on FacebookTwitter and Google +.

A Rainy Day in the West Village

I once heard a quote that said “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Having lived in NYC for the past few years, I’m certain that nothing could be more true.

West Village NYC Rainy Day

While the New York life can often seem glamourous through the eyes of an outsider, being a New Yorker means that curveballs are constantly going to be thrown at you. So I’ve learned to enjoy walking in the rain, especially if my rainy walks are in the West Village. It’s just beautiful there.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Boho Chic Fall Fashion

In the Northeast, transitioning your wardrobe into fall and eventually winter is no simple task. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put all of my summer clothes neatly away only to come head to head with an 80 degree day in late October. So I’ve since learned to transition into fall slowly and stylishly.

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Part of making a slow stylish transition into the colder months is to pair your new fall pieces with your summer favorites. For this fab pre-fall look, I combined my new Old Navy Felt Floppy Hat and Old Navy T Strap Platform Clogs with an Aztec Print Dress from Express. The long sleeves give it a fall look while the short length keeps things comfortable should the temperatures hit the high 70s.

I love the floppy hat look for fall, but the wool hats will usually run you well over $50. With this Felt Floppy Hat from Old Navy, you can get this must have fall look for less than $20.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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A Pop of Color!

I love all the colorful street art around the city. So when I saw this beautiful mural in Soho, I thought it would go perfectly with my favorite casual little black dress that I got a couple years ago at Old Navy. Having always been one for extremes, I simply can’t get enough of neon on black.

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Just like the bright details make the painting magnificent, I topped off what started as a very basic look with my signature Kendra Scott Naomi Two Finger Ring and my favorite summer sweater that I actually got at Cosco.

If you’re wondering about the iPhone photo, yes, I totally have a cell phone case with my chandelier logo. My boyfriend got it for me for Christmas and I love it!

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Saturday Socialite Link Up

It’s time for a much overdue Saturday Socialite Link Up! This week has been full of exciting news, beauty and fashion stories, but Nicky Hilton’s gorgeous Valentino wedding dress was 100% the highlight of my week. What was the highlight of yours?

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Nicky Hilton marries James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in a Valentino gown – lucky girl! (usmagazine.com)

10 successful women share their morning routines (mydomaine.com)

Crazy cool beach towels (brit.co)

How to get Ashley Benson‘s dramatic cat eye (hollywoodlife.com)

Private clients are helping young designers take off (fashionista.com)

Beauty pageant queens combat cyberbullying with no makeup selfies (whosay.com)

17 things every blogger should know about photography (photographyforblogs.com)

Love this white off the shoulder pom pom romper playsuit (choies.com)

No one can get enough of Princess Charlotte‘s christening photos (vanityfair.com)

13 ways you’re making your eyebrows look bad and how to get them right (marieclaire.com)

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