Going comfortable and elegant has never been so possible. What years ago we considered impossible, today is the most common. Far away is that famous saying “to show off you have to suffer”, because now more than ever comfort has prevailed over everything else, even to go to the office.
The comfortable footwear par excellence are sneakers. Why not also take them to go to work? After all, the working day involves many hours and opting for ‘sneakers’ will always be a success (and a relief for our feet). In addition, in the shop windows we find models that are trending in the ‘street style’, and that are versatile and very easy to combine with everything, even with suits or dresses.
But, Is wearing sneakers suitable for any sector? As he explains Jesus Reyesexpert fashion journalist, stylist or CEO of CoolHunting Madrid Comunicación a Mujer.es: “Going to the office or workplace in ‘sneakers’ or slippers is something that, even today, can be difficult to internalize according to which sectors, and for both women and men. But fashion evolves very quickly and so has protocol in the last 10 years. This last concept helps and invites us to create protocol proposals and correct behavioral behaviors for each moment social or occasion”.
Therefore, and according to the fashion expert, Today it is totally acceptable to go to work with some ‘sneakers’ and, in fact, Jesús Reyes himself confesses to supporting and practicing it. But is everything okay? Absolutely. The stylist recommends reinforcing the look with good ‘working girl’ clothes and accessories to effectively achieve an ‘outfit’ worthy of an executive position. How to achieve it? We tell you.
How to wear sneakers to the office?
1. With tailor-style pieces. “When you have the opportunity, choose a two-piece jacket-pants in neutral tones. If it’s dark, you can opt for one with pinstripes, with a structure on the shoulders or perhaps with a bow as a belt,” explains Jesús Reyes. “Complete the proposal with a light blue or white shirt and simple, elegant jewelry. Close the proposal with matching ‘sneakers’ in tones and you will have the perfect outfit in balance between comfortable and elegant,” he adds.
2. With knitted sweaters and ‘trendy’ pants. “For those positions that allow greater flexibility: a basic shirt that never fails, a cable-knit sweater with a nod to the latest trends and the latest pants, one that fits you well, whatever cut it is,” recommends the stylist. Another option is to wear them with a skirt.
3. With dress or skirt. “It is perhaps the most complicated proposal to combine. There are more daytime cuts that even go better with ‘sneakers’ than with shoes. The important thing is that the result is elegant and sober.” The trick? Resort to neutral or dark colors to get your choice right. It is also an ideal alternative for more casual days outside of working hours.
What sneakers to wear to the office?
- Dr. Franklin One Way High Top Trainers. White with a 5cm platform sole and matching cotton laces. (Price: €54.99).
- Vegan slippers by Duuo. In mauve and white tones, these ‘sneakers’ have canvas, braiding and grids of rustic origin, as well as a cushioned sole. (Reduced price: €59.40).
- Black Mustang Sneakers. Black trainers with ‘glitter’ detail at the ankle and white sole. (Reduced price: €33.57).
- Sneakers in pink and gold tones, from Hoff. With leather pieces on the side, stabilizer on the heel, breathable polyester mesh and notched skate. They are inspired by the city of Paris. (Price: €99).
- Diadora Amber Trainers. White, combined with a pastel yellow logo on the side and a green heel. Inspired by the world of tennis and perfect for both day-to-day use and the gym. (Price: €85).
- Skechers Uno Pink Trainers. In pink, with laces and smooth and perforated synthetic leather upper. (Price: €90).
- Flame trainers by Sandro. Made with a mix of materials with a 3 cm sole with multicolored flame motifs. (Price: €225).
- IKKS leather high-top sneakers. White with padded cane top and side screen print. (Price: €185).
- Jute leather ‘sneakers’ with laces, by Gaimo. With padded insoles and 100% ecological jute, as well as a 6.5 cm high rubber sole. (Reduced price: €92).
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