It’s official: ’tis the season for sneakers! While we partially have Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel couture sneakers to thank for this ergonomic development, it’s a trend the fashion industry is embracing enthusiastically. Now that high-tops and running shoes have become suitable springtime replacements for towering heels and toe-pinching d’Orsays, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t just wear sneaks all the time.
With any wardrobe workhorse, providing an alternative is key—which is precisely why slip-on sneakers are such an important staple to include in your shoe arsenal. Serving as a sportier, much comfier version of flats for most outfits, slip-ons give just about every head-to-toe look extra edge.
We’ve compiled 11 outfits from around the interwebs that have been made infinitely better by slip-on sneakers, complete with how-to tips to help you achieve a similarly street style-approved look. Click through the gallery above to see them all.