Liv Tyler (source)
It’s a trend that’s sweeping the sidewalks and red carpets…and it’s one that even you can easily pull off. Take an every day basic black dress and pair it with some comfy canvas sneakers…voila, fashion!
I blame Mischa Barton for the emergence of this trend…as a spokesperson for Keds, Mischa has a duty to make it so cool to wear sneakers with everything from jeans to cocktail dresses. While it was big in the 80’s for urban business women to wear their sneakers with their power suits while huffin’ it to work, I think that this trend is more fashion than function.
In all honesty, this does not work in my book. Both of these black dresses are just too elegant for canvas footwear. In my head, they are just crying for a pair of moc croc heels or peep toed espadrilles.
If you are just dying to try the dress and sneakers look, I suggest going with a casual dress to match your casual footwear. This dress from Yu Clothing is perfect because it can be dressed up with heels or down with sneakers: