Life in New York City can be chaotic. Whether you’re waking up to construction noise on the street or sprinting to catch the train during rush hour, there is seldom a moment when you don’t feel frazzled and hurried. And while you can alleviate some of that daily stress through daily yoga sessions, adequate sleep and self-affirming mantras (“I am a happier, more fulfilled person than this honking cab driver”), the most important thing you can do to make the day go smoothly is to dress comfortably.
But comfort and cuteness aren’t instinctively aligned—when you think of comfort, your mind can jet to images of women in orthopedic shoes and flashbacks of tween years spent shamelessly wearing Juicy tracksuits. Fortunately for us all, sneakers are having a fashion moment right now, so there’s no need to sacrifice form for function. These days, you can pair your favorite tennis shoes with anything—the options are literally endless. From cutoffs to ankle trousers to culottes, there’s a shoe that will complete the look flawlessly. And yes, that includes skirts. Don’t believe us? Click through the above slideshow to learn how to master the art of wearing your sneakers with your skirts for the ultimate casual-chic ensemble!