October 24

How I’m Styling Sneakers This Fall

Outfit Details:

Gal Meets Glam Collection Hadley Coat, Splendid Sweater c/o, Levi’s Corduroys (old, similar here), Common Projects Sneakers

Just a few years ago, I never would have imagined that sneakers would become some of my favorite shoes in my closet. They’re hard to beat when it comes to comfort, but what finally convinced me to embrace them was the flood of options that look as chic as they are comfortable. I dabbled in pairing sneakers with dressier looks for a while, but when we moved to New York part-time and started walking absolutely everywhere, sneakers became weekly staples in my closet. After realizing how much I loved each of those outfits, I now don’t hesitate to reach for my favorite sneakers, whether I’m pairing them with denim, a dress, a skirt and top, or crisp white pants.

Outfit Details:

Left- Gal Meets Glam Coat (also available in pink and black), Theory Turtleneck (old, similar here), Marianna Hewitt x DL1961 Jeans, Common Projects Sneakers, Doona Stroller (converts to a car seat)

Right- Levi’s Corduroys (old, similar here), Common Projects Sneakers

One trick for styling sneakers with everyday looks is making sure that the styles you choose complement the clothes that are already in your closet. I’m always keeping an eye out for simple, low-top sneakers in shades of white, cream, and pink, since I’ve found that those are what I gravitate toward most often. I can always count on these sneakers to keep my whole outfit true to my personal style. Even if I’m wearing a sneaker that feels a little more athletic (like my APLs or Tretorns), or edgy (like the Golden Goose sneakers you may have seen me in countless times), there is a good chance I’m wearing one of the most feminine-looking options the brand has available. That may mean a blush or crisp white hue, a subtle pop of pattern, or a luxe material.

Outfit Details:

Left- Gal Meets Glam Coat, Demylee Sweater, Madewell Jeans (old, similar here), Chanel Bag, Tretorn Sneakers

Right- Gal Meets Glam Coat, Tse Sweater (old, similar here), Madewell Jeans (old, similar here), APL Sneakers, Garrett Leight Sunglasses, Babybjorn Carrier

Recently, I’ve been reaching for sneakers by Tretorn, APL, Common Projects, Veja, and Golden Goose most often. They’ve been the best options for our long daily walks as a family, errands around town, and our recent travels. I know I’ll be styling them with dresses even more often soon as I head back to the office and need outfits that take me through my whole day with ease. See below for some of my favorite fall sneaker options that I would encourage anyone to try!

Suede Shearling-Lined Sneakers

For the coziest look from head to toe, I love these Common Projects sneakers. Camel-colored suede adds a touch of fall texture to any outfit, while the shearling lining rivals my favorite slippers when it comes to comfort.

Leopard-Detailed Keds

Few sneaker styles feel more classic than a pair of crisp white Keds. This version, which has a touch of leopard at the heel, maintains its timeless appeal, but with a little twist. I reach for leopard-print shoes often in the fall, so I know I’d wear these all the time.

Mauve Sneakers

Whenever I know I’ll be on my feet for a long time, I slip into APL sneakers–they’re my favorites for long walks, travel days, and so much more. I’ve amassed quite the collection of different colors, but this mauve and white option is my current go-to.

White and Suede Sneakers

For a simple, but stylish, sneaker to pair with anything, this Koio for Madewell pair is a must-have. The streamlined shape makes them easy to style, while the suede detail on the back adds a little bit of personality (while still being neutral).

Rose Suede Sneakers

The dusty rose color of these Veja sneakers immediately caught my eye—it’s a perfect autumn-inspired alternative to blush. I’d wear them with a neutral sweater dress (like our Agnes dress) or a classic pair of jeans.

Flannel Sneakers

Bringing in another cozy fall texture, these sneakers are made of a subtly multi-colored flannel (it reminds me of a new GMGC sweater we’re launching on November 1!). I love the pops of rose and coral to add some more color to simple outfits.

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