Happy Friday! I usually like to post my daily outfits for the week on Fridays, but my recent move across town still has me scrambling to catch up a bit. And since I’m heading out of town for a little family visit next Monday, I think I’ll just post my How I Really Dressed for My Day then. So today I’m sharing what I think will become an annual post, my Summer Sneaker Roundup. Every woman needs at least one pair of fun fashion sneakers for summer, don’t ya think?
I enjoy sneakers year round, but during the summer I especially love wearing them with casual outfits. Do you like to wear fashionable sneakers? Or do you reserve yours for exercise?
Just yesterday a reader commented that she had purchased this red side tie shift dress and planned to wear it with sneakers to a picnic.
I like wearing nice white leather (or canvas) sneakers with summer dresses. I just find that leather sneakers are easier for me to keep clean. But if canvas works for you, that’s a great option, too. Above and below I’m wearing my Madewell Sidewalk sneakers. I find these to be very comfortable, but they do run large. I sized down one half size. I also appreciate that these white leather sneakers are what they call “pale parchment,” which is not as bright as some whites.
Of course you can achieve the same juxtaposition with a pretty skirt and sneakers. You can tell that I remembered to apply a little self-tanner in the photo above. I use St. Tropex bronzing mousse. I like this product because you can apply it with a mitt (that keeps your hands clean and helps with application) and you can actually see it as you apply it. That takes the guess work out.
This year retro trainers are trending. These are chunkier sneakers, reminiscent of what you probably wore in the 80s. They look like running shoes, but they’re really just meant to be worn as fashion sneakers. Many of them are colorful, but I chose some in soft neutrals for more versatility. These are really fun shoes to wear. And hey, sneakers are all about fun!
Last year I wore these fun blue Ecco sneakers quite often, but I haven’t worn them yet this year. They’re still available and this color is marked down. I’ll have them in the shopping widget below from a couple of other sources, but the best price and assortment of sizes is available at Ecco. Ecco does make very comfortable sneakers.
When I’m wearing my fashion sneakers I often don’t wear any socks. I just find that to be most comfortable, and I don’t wear them that long or frequently enough to have any odor issues. But when I do wear socks, I wear either the Bomba cushioned no-show socks (for a little more cushion) or the Zella no-show socks, which are thinner. Both stay put pretty well for me.
I’m also still wearing my Tory Burch Howell sneakers into this summer. They’re much pricier, but I purchased them on a rare sale. I’m not sure they’re worth that full price, but they are indeed the most comfortable sneakers I have. And I think they look really sharp.
I also recently purchased a pair of black Converse Chuck Taylor low top sneakers after seeing Marie-Anne Lecoeur model them in this video, on which we collaborated. I’ve had navy ones before, but decided the black might be more versatile. And really they’re a great little style investment at a reasonable price, considering you can wear them to modernize so many outfits. These sneakers definitely run large. I ordered down a half size as directed, and they’re still quite roomy and a little long. But I’m keeping them.
Finally, I do have a pair of leopard print sneakers, too. I almost forgot about those, and I don’t seem to have a photo of me wearing them on the blog. But I do wear them! The Madewell Sidewalk Leopard Print sneakers I have are almost sold out, but I’ll link to a few others. I think it’s fun to have some sneakers with a little character to them as well as classic whites.
Well, that’s a round up of my fashion sneakers for the summer. I’m still enjoying the two pairs of white leather sneakers I own and they’re still in great shape. So I only added the black Converse sneakers and the retro trainers.
But I’ve rounded up lots of great fashion sneakers for you in a Sneaker Shop below. I’m showing the price in this widget so that you can see the assortment of prices and shop accordingly, but be aware that sale prices don’t always show through these shopping widgets. So click on through for more accurate pricing and for additional color options.
My Sneaker Shop
The links above in the copy and below in the shopping widget are affiliate links. That means if you click through them, I potentially earn a commission on your purchases, but at no additional cost to you. I try to help you find the best prices possible, too. Thank you for shopping my links and helping me do what I do here. I appreciate you!
All images are shoppable. Just click on the link and you will be taken to the store for more information and shopping. I hear great things about Vans, and I’ve owned Keds, Naturalizers and Supergas before and enjoyed them all. And if you need a really soft sneaker for sensitive feet, I can’t recommend Paul Greens highly enough. You’ll pay for that comfort, but they are amazing.
One more thing, I’m linking mainly to Nordstrom and Amazon because you can get free and fast shipping at both of those places. And remember, Nordstrom price matches and does a good job of lowering their prices when something goes down elsewhere. And they’re return policies are bar-none.
Do you have your sneakers for the summer? What style do you enjoy and how do you like to wear them? Thanks so much for dropping in today. Have a great weekend!
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Blessed for My Day
It’s tempting to think that our knowledge of the Bible or our frequent church attendance reveal to our friends and family that we are believers. Or we may assume that our kind deeds and charitable acts show others that we follow Jesus. But Jesus told His disciples that the most tell-tale sign of their allegiance to Him was their love for one another.
Today the same holds true for us. When Christians love one other we demonstrate the character of Christ and show that we are His disciples…His followers. That means we forgive one another, bear with one another, weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. It means we are patient and kind and generous and supportive of one another, too. How are you doing with these demonstrative actions within your church. That’s where the rubber meets the road, you know. Right there in the body of believers with whom you worship and serve. If we’re not getting along there, our testimony is flawed.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35