4 Styling Moves For People Who Don't Do Heels

If there’s one thing that the street style snaps from recent fashion months have confirmed, it’s that the style set really loves sneakers. And we're not surprised: Besides the obvious benefits like being easy to walk in (a major plus when you're booking it from a presentation in one hood to a buzzy warehouse show in another), kicks give any outfit that "I'm just running to the bodega before the party" vibe we're always after. While we love a good heel, sneakers are like an instant chill pill for anything typically deemed too fancy to wear outside of a ballroom — i.e., everything you see on the streets during fashion week. But the sneaker movement is actually so much more, because what's more liberating than choosing comfort over conformity? #FreeTheFeet.
Feeling inspired by all the fashionable women who don't have time for wobbling, we turned to the latest collection of sneaks from New Balance to create four fall looks. From a trend-forward suit ensemble to a polished but still playful silk skirt and graphic T-shirt mashup, the outfits ahead prove that choosing a flat sporty sole over an extra 4 inches always wins.
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Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
This season, it's all about suiting. While the classic pinstripe set might feel a little too stuffy for anything but a business meeting, fresh white kicks give it wear-anywhere potential.
Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
A loose, long-sleeved dress and walkable, colored shoe combo makes it easy to do the day-to-night switch — without an outfit change.
Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
Proof that sneakers pair well with fancy things, like silk. To keep your vibe low-key but still interesting, style the polished skirt with a logo T-shirt knotted at the waist and minimal accessories.
Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson
Track pants and running shoes: a classic love story. Quirk it up with a velvety blue mini satchel and red pom-pom earrings for a getup that's more sartorial than sporty.
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