It is expected of you to wear your suits with formal shoes. You don a suit and your next thought usually is: Brogues or Oxfords? However, rules are meant to be broken and fashion rules are no exception.
More and more guys are beginning to wear suits because they want to, not because they have to and the strict rules that once applied to the art of suit wearing are gradually fading away. Sneakers with suits are no longer considered scruffy, but sartorial. It is a growing trend among men to wear sneakers wherever they go as sneakers lend a particular youthfulness to looks and gives an effortless edge to the simplest of clothing.
It is no wonder that designers like Versace, Giorgio Armani and Gosha Rubchinskiy have each merged formal wear with leisure wear. The trend has been a recurring theme on runways in the last couple of seasons and celebrities like British-Nigerian rapper, Tinie Tempah, have mastered the look, so you sure don’t want to be the last one to know about it.
Pairing sneakers with suits calls on a certain level of confidence, which is why we have compiled a comprehensive guide on how to wear suits with sneakers without looking ‘untrendy’ or downright out-of-place.
Fit is key!
For the suit and trainer look to work, your suit should be tailored to perfection. From an external perspective, what your wear affects what people think of you and you don’t want to leave a negative impression behind.
Keep things simple
The easiest way to wear suits with sneakers is by wearing white sneakers. You can’t go wrong with this choice as white sneakers always give a crisp and clean-cut look.
Show off your sneakers
Seeing as you are beginning to get comfortable with this trend, this might just be a good time to show off! Take some length off your trousers so the hem lands just above the tongue; a roll-up works if you’d rather not permanently alter your trouser.
Once you’ve mastered this look, don’t feel confined to white canvas sneakers. Be creative, be colourful but don’t look like a clown. If in doubt, “keep things simple.”
Final Words On How To Wear Sneakers With Suits…
When incorporating the sneaker trend, remember to keep it classic and stylish. A great pair of sneakers is expected to inject an unexpected twist to simple or basic silhouettes. You also want to choose a sneaker design that fits your personality.
What do you think of this sneakers on suit trend? Will you be rocking it anytime soon or have you already rocked it?
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