The corporate world is beginning to open its mind to more casual wear. Gone are the days that a suit and tie are needed for young professionals to make progress in their industries. With the merging of high fashion and streetwear, the lines have been blurred just enough for sneakers to finally dominate the workplace.
Whether you can rock kicks daily or only on casual Fridays, we want to make sure you’re doing so in style. Read on for five tips to rock your favorite sneakers to the office.
Wear Them with a Solid Pair of Socks
An eye-catching pair of socks says a lot about the wearer. When your pant hem slips up, you want to make sure that there is something interesting for others to see. Whether its a pair of Stance socks or a luxury piece, your coworkers will appreciate the extra effort. Not all looks call for ankle-length socks, so investing in a couple pairs of Uniqlo‘s no-show footsies is worth your while.
Pair Them with Cuffed Slacks
A pair of slacks with killer kicks is the ultimate power fit. A well-tailored pant speaks volume about your style knowledge and trend know-how. Slacks from retailers like Everlane and Reformation can help you achieve that chic look effortlessly. Sneakers like the Nike Air VaporMax and the FILA Court Deluxe are prime examples of corporate streetwear with a flair.
Style Them with a Skirt or a Dress
Sneakers paired with skirts used to be considered a style faux pas, but that’s history. With the shift of fashion towards streetwear, the option to show a little leg while wearing your favorite kicks has arrived. Everlane and Dickies offer some work-appropriate smocks that work well with shoes like Vans’ Slip-On and the low-top Converse Chuck Taylor.
Dress Them Up with Fishnet Socks or Stockings
Fishnet socks and stockings have emerged as the leading sock trend this year. This item allows for a range of looks to be created, going from sexy to schoolgirl. You can wear this trend cropped at the ankle, or extend the look with a pair of stockings.
When in Doubt, Go for a Monochrome Outfit
A monochrome look is the definition of professional. Offices often encourage uniform looks due to the simple and clean profile it provides. Whether you’re dressed in all-black, grey or tan, you’ll appear put together even if your morning was a mess. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of this year’s best monochrome kicks that’ll solve any styling issues you encounter.