The (Surprisingly Many) Fail-Safe Ways to Wear Sneakers to Work

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By now, the world has gotten very much used to the sight of sneakers at just about any occasion. However, wearing trainers to work still remains a sensitive topic. If you’re thinking of giving it a shot, there are two main points to consider. One is the nature of your work environment as more casual, creative workspaces will allow for statement sneaks, while corporate offices will probably not tolerate anything more than pared-down and classic styles.

The second thing to consider is the condition of your shoes; forget anything that looks too beaten up or like it could have belonged to Kurt Cobain because professional situations require the crispest, cleanest, and most perfect pairs. Below, Savoir Flair rounds up the fail-safe ways to style your sneakers for work.

Classic Tailoring

Now is the time for your classic, tailored pieces to shine – pieces that might even look slightly boring on their own will get a fresh update with the help of sneakers. Pair your perfectly tailored trousers with classic knits or a crisp white shirt before adding sneakers.

Trouser Suits

A classic, slightly masculine trouser suit will look super cool and perfect for work with the help of sneakers.

Minimalist Dresses

A monotone and modest dress will get just the right amount of cool-girl attitude with the addition of your favorite trainers.

Pencil Skirts

Grab a pencil skirt and a pair of sneakers, and add a turtleneck, plain knit, or shirt – you’ve now got the perfect pairing for a look that’s not boring, but still says you mean business.

Monochrome Outfits

Simple monochrome looks in muted colors not only work well with sneakers for the office, but also flatter the figure too. With the right pieces, you can expect to look one clothing size smaller. Win-win.

Duster Coats

A great duster coat thrown over an office-appropriate set will simultaneously turn the luxe factor up a notch and look super professional.

Dark Sneakers

Even though white sneakers are more popular these days, rely on your black pair if you’re going for a more serious look.

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