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I am going to be honest and admit – I am not one to wear sneakers a lot. Maybe it’s because I am short and I tend to enjoy the bit of height a wedge or boot might otherwise give. Or could be I outwore my share of Jack Purcells growing up and I’ve categorized the style juvenile. But, for the purpose of this post, and to feed my creative styling fix, I thought to share ways to style this ever popular shoe. No matter the level of personal wear, I am sure we can all agree that sneakers rest in the definition of casual wear. As of late, why I haven’t experimented the style in adult years surprises me – casual comfort is my #momiform.

For me, a sneaker has to hold a narrow sole – meaning it’s not boxy. I feel a boxy looking sneaker prohibits any chance of elongating my already short frame.  It has to be comfortable, fashionable, and of course – versatile in order for me to consider the try on.

Back in March I received a pair of Chuck Taylor Shoreline sneakers in my Trunk Club Box. They fit all the reqs. Comfortable and stylish to a T. Tho I liked them, I again – contemplated. How would I style them? Would I wear them enough to justify the spend? I’ll note, it wasn’t the price – they really aren’t more than what I normally pay for a pair of shoes (around $50) .. maybe I was I too old to wear these? Reality is, I just wasn’t convinced enough. Knowing they carried them at DSW with a pretty good return policy, I waited for a sale and ultimately grabbed them on discount Mother’s Day weekend. An opportunity to give them a try with less out of pocket. Ya’ll – worth every single, discounted penny. I can honestly say they are now the most versatile, everyday shoe I own. Again – why I waited so long is beyond me!

You honestly can style Chuck Taylors for most anything – work, holiday parties, dates, weekend wear – I’ve even seen them at a few weddings! Tho an all occasion year round staple, we are nearing the heartbeat of Summer. For today’s post, I’ve put together 4 looks for you – all featuring my newest slip on Converse sneakers, all warm weather focused. Let’s get to styling our Summer sneaks, shall we?!

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This look is so fun and whimsical, don’t you think? Pulling prints and fabric aesthetics together adds a bit of character and style to your look. I found this adorable ruffled skirt on Amazon for less than $15 and paired it with my $12 ‘Summer vibes’ Target tank. Knot the tank however you wish to accentuate the waist, or wear off the hanger. Both fit TTS.

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My go-to short for the Summer is always high waisted. I love the fit of this pair – the waist is elasticized and fit’s comfortably. And on those cool(er) days and nights I’ll pair them with a lightweight sweater, similar to this one. Casual comfort for the win!

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Tho the jumpsuit is no longer available and this romper is limited on sizes, I wanted to include the option to style your sneakers with a popular Summer favorite. Pairing a more sophisticated piece or print with a casual shoe not only proves the one-piece versatile, but it makes the combination of feminine and sporty work! I’ve found a few similar styles and prints here and here.

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Lastly, this look right here is the classic ‘momiform’, imo. Slightly distressed, stretchy cropped jean and a soft ribbed tank. This tank is very soft, and a bit oversized – which I think is always necessary to pull off a good front tuck. The buttons down the front give it some character and keep it from looking too boring. Again, I’ve linked a similar option here. You’ve seen these cropped jeans before – still tried and true favorites. I love the classic button fly, minimal distressed knee, and cropped cuff look.

Which look is your favorite? How do you wear your sneakers for Summer?