It’s pretty hard not to love comfortable clothes. If you want to be comfy, there is no better way to spend your day than in sneakers. Now that the fashion world has totally accepted this casual shoe as something more than just gym attire, it’s easy to put your feet first and still look stylish. Europe has been on board with this trend for years, so thank goodness North America has fully embraced athleisure.  If you haven’t yet, spring is the perfect time for you to fall in love with the casual cool of this look.

Our favorite part about this trend is that you can wear sneakers with everything – even the unexpected. Of course, you can still pair them with jeans or leggings, but they work with trousers, skirts or dresses as well. In Vancouver, activewear is nothing new, but the contrast of sporty and dressy is where you can have the most fun!

You can keep things basic/neutral with this look and the rest of the outfit more professional to dress it up. Formal pants, a nice sweater and a more conservative jacket keep the sneakers looking very intentional and not sloppy.

The other thing that is so important with this trend is having clean shoes! If you’re having trouble keeping them looking fresh, use a magic eraser to give the soles a good scrub. Even a great outfit can’t look chic with dirty old trainers, so keep em’ neat and tidy to put your best foot forward!

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