Finally Friday! And, it’s a “4-Way Friday” here on the blog. If you’ve been following along this week, Kirsty and I have been styling Brooks Vanguard sneakers 4 different ways. And now we’re showing off our goofy antics, in addition to stylish ways to wear our new favorite kicks!
How awesome is Kirsty’s look?? I love pairing sneakers with a skirt or dress for a more dressed-down effect. Especially with a fitted mini-skirt such as this one, the changing of a shoe can make an entirely different look. For example, a heel would be much more va-va-voom, while the sneaker makes this skirt more casual, streetwear appropriate (maybe even school pick-up worthy). You can see all of the outfit details on Kirsty’s blog.
And this? Well, overalls and sneakers go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s all about balancing proportions with this look. The top I’m wearing is more fitted (and cropped) to show some of my figure in contrast to the loose silhouette of the overalls and the oversized sweater. Booties could have worked here instead, but the sneakers just add such a relaxed, yet cool vibe…wouldn’t you agree? See more of this outfit in my earlier post.Fashion blogging can be such a struggle!
I love the playfulness of this outfit. Culottes paired with a leather jacket – equal parts relaxed and cool. Kirsty adds a graphic tee, making the look all the more interesting. See all the outfit details here.
A blazer and sneaker pairing is like the fashion equivalent to the mullet (business up top, all fun and comfort on the bottom)! I actually wore this look to work following this photo shoot. Polished and professional, yet practical. Especially since these Brooks’ Vanguard sneakers are more fashion forward than your run-of-the-mill comfort sneaker; they seem to pull the look together. And, I work on my feet all day…need I say more? You can see more here.
What’s under those sneakers? Only the best (and I mean it, I’ve tried a few!)…the BEST stealth socks on the market. These “sleuth socks” come up higher on your foot, so they stay put. And, made of breathable wool, they are sure to keep your feet comfortable (and your sneakers smelling sweet) all day long. Smartwool (ours are found at Queen Anne Dispatch).Hope you enjoyed our “Sneaker Week” featuring the new fall Brooks Heritage Collection. We’re striding into the weekend in chic comfort. Wishing you a happy Friday and thanks for reading! ~Jenn & Kirsty
photos by Jessica Wood