Anonymous asked: You are the only person who I trust with this question. I will be in Paris in November and need suggestions for comfortable footwear. I am thinking at one pair of white Superga (or other sneaker) and a pair of booties or flats. Additionally, what would you suggest wearing with a sneaker to still look chic? I'm anticipating rain. Your thoughts are appreciated. LM X
Woah, thank you! I feel very honored.
For comfortable footwear, I think you have the right idea already; sneakers, booties or flats. Definitely my go-to shoes to bring for comfort [those and flat riding boots]. Just a few things to consider first.
- If you are anticipating rain, white sneakers might not be the best color choice, unless they are already a bit dirty.
- Don’t wear booties that you can’t walk for long spans, over different street terranes. One of my pairs of ankle booties are very comfortable, I wear them all the time in NYC walking around. They look similar to the Marant Dicker boots; they have the low thick heel, but mine are canvas. Just keep that thought in mind if you choose to wear booties.
- Also, don’t pick your trip to break-in any shoes, that is the quickest way to have feet that hurt.
As for how to still look chic while wearing sneakers. It’s definately possible. I love sneakers and think they are a great to wear with casual outfits. I like to pair them with skinny jeans and larger sweaters or oversized t-shirts and button downs. Also, I like to wear them with jersey dresses. I think it’s a matter of getting the proportion right, you don’t want everything to look big and loose, because then you can look sloppy.
Here are some of my favorite outfit pictures featuring sneakers: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven [even if they are those wedge sneakers I can’t stand], twelve, thirteen, and fourteen
Also, I compiled some outfit pieces here for you. I do have some other sets that feature sneakers though also…
I hope that was helpful, please let me know and if I can help with anything else! xx.