Our sneaker obsession has reached fever pitch. We are almost delirious with choice. Trainer, sneaker, high-top, slip-on, the choice is yours. If you are a 6 foot, 105 pound, 17 year old Fashion model, of Russian descent, skip to the next article. Everyone else, read on. We need all the help we can get to look hip and slim in stocky socks and shoes.
1 || Have Some Attitude
This is a relaxed look, so have some attitude. Slouchy jeans, layered shirt with leather jacket. Rolled up skinnies. Even a party dress with the right slouch.
2 || Do Not Match
Do not match your shoes and pants, contrast is best. Darker jeans with white sneakers, white jeans with darker sneakers…
3 || Show a Little Skin
Make sure a little skin is showing between the shoes and the pants or skirt. This gives the eye some breathing space, and makes you appear slimmer.
4 || Keep them Hidden
Make sure you are wearing invisible socks. They keep your shoes from getting sweaty, and therefore smelly. Be sure they are as low as possible so more skin shows.
5 || Accessorize Them
First it was cell phone covers, then handbags that got the personalised treatment. Now sneakers have gotten the same treatment with a large selection of accessories to dress up your shoes. Enjoy !
6 || Not Up To It
If you are really feeling out of your element, try a pointed version of the slip-on. It adds glamour, a little height and sleekness to your look.