Sneakers At Work? Yes, You Can!

Getting back into our daily routine after a few well-spent days away from the office is tough. Our bed feels even cozier than usual, the weather seems bleaker (well, it kind of is), and our morning commute is just a total pain in the you-know-what. But, since we can't hit the snooze button on life, we'll settle for a few extra minutes of sleep (make that 10!) after our alarm sounds for the second third time. Lucky for you, though, we spent those bonus ZZZs dreaming up the perfect casual-Friday look to show our coworkers that laid-back can be just as work-friendly as those traditional pencil skirts and black pumps.
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Which brings us to our ultimate shoe savior after a party-filled (and blister-ridden) New Year's Eve: the sneaker. Slip-on, metallic, athletic, the three rad styles we tracked down are perfect for donning at the office (as long as HR is on board with a relaxed dress code). Shave off a few seconds in the morning with sleek, slip-ons; add a little (or a lot) of shine, no heels required; or pair your running kicks with classic 9-to-5 pieces for a cool-girl effect.
So, click through for some seriously fashionable ensembles, courtesy of Shopbop. And, check out 21 sweet sneaks that'll keep your arches happy all day long.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chris Cragoe/Shopbop.
Slip-On

Animal-print accents are the perfect complement to this pairing of a bubblegum-pink blazer and crisp, silk pants. Bonus: Pull-on sneaks are an easy morning time-saver.
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Circus By Sam Edelman Cruz Slip-On Sneaker, $50, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chris Cragoe/Shopbop.
Metallic

Metallic kicks and frilly frocks never looked cuter (or more winter appropriate!) than in this downtown-girl style.
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Keds Rally Sparkle, $34.95, available at Keds.
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Dr. Martens Metallic Gold Snakeskin Spin Sneakers, $70, available at SSENSE.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chris Cragoe/Shopbop.
Athletic

Take those trainers to the streets — your favorite running shoes will those stuffy pencil skirts a casual twist.
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Free People Gold Hill Runner, $39.95, available at Free People.
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Asics GEL-Harmony™ TR, $80, available at Asics.
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