It’s been a banner year for sneakers—you’ll actually shock me if you confess to still not having a not-just-for-the-gym pair in your closet. I’m comfortable wearing them for errands, for dinner, and even to the office, but I hadn’t quite figured out how to make them work for going out until I stopped by the Elizabeth and James office this month and found the answer from the chic brains of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
From their pre-fall 2015 collection, they had all kinds of chic outfits that were finished not with pumps or pointy-toe flats but classic white lace-up sneaks. This simple skirt and top combo would look great with any shoe, but the sneakers add a perfect touch of downtown cool.
The pleats of these pieces give them a flirty feel that makes them party-ready. Sneakers create the ideal juxtaposition, especially when you imagine wearing a sparkly party crown with the whole thing.
This was the outfit that Nikki and I both totally fell in love with. You’ve got the high slit making for a very sexy overall vibe and the sleeveless top that shows off some arm. And there to make it all seem completely ready for an epic dance party are those sneakers. Love you, sneakers.