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Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear Sneakers with a Suit

Challenge fashion conventions by throwing on a casual pair of kicks with this formalwear staple.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear Sneakers with a Suit
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If the thought of pairing casual kicks with a more business-ready ensemble sends a shiver down your stylish spine, it's time to reconsider your stance on sneakers. Yep, you heard right ladies: sneakers aren't solely reserved for casual Fridays anymore. Quite the opposite, they can actually seriously elevate your tired blazer and slacks.

How so? Well, everyone knows opposites attract, so the somewhat unconventional juxtaposition of laid-back sneakers (canvas or athletic) and polished business attire adds a fresh vibe to typically stuffy suits. And it looks like some of Hollywood's most stylish ladies are taking note.

Model Cara Delevingne frequently throws on a pair of sporty sneakers to dress down suits in luxe fabrics, like this gorgeous blue velvet two-piece.

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Further proof that a more casual shoe can add approachability and modernity to a more dressed up look: British fashionista Alexa Chung, who pulled out this styling trick at Fashion Week.

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Comfy fashion devotee Shailene Woodley often breaks out her go-to sneakers on the red carpet to bring a youthful edge to dressy suits, and we've always been a fan of her unique approach to dressing.

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When styling sneakers and suits, a lot of ladies go the dark route with mostly black ensembles and matching kicks, but you'll win bonus style points for colorful sneaks that make your look stand out even more.

If you work in a creative office with a more casual dress code, feel free to try this comfy trend on for size without fear of repercussions. But even if you're resigned to a buttoned-up corporate uniform, you can still pull out your flyest sneakers for a night out. Just swap your stilettos for kicks like these cuties as soon as you leave the office!

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear Sneakers with a Suit
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ShoeDazzle Sheffy, $40, at shoedazzle.com; Keds Champion Metallic in Rose Gold Metallic, $50, at keds.comNew Balance WW928, $135, at shoebuy.com