A Fun Way to Wear Fashion Sneakers for Fall

Hello, Monday! It’s hard to believe, but we’re wrapping up 22 Days of Fall Fashion this week and bidding adieu to September. It’s kind of amazing how fast this year has gone, considering everything it’s thrown at us, but I’ll take it.

I’ve had a lot of requests for outfits with fashion sneakers, so I styled my favorite P448s with a drapey moto jacket and jeans for a dressed-up casual look that will take you from the carpool line to a casual dinner out with ease.

I picked up this faux suede drape front moto jacket on sale last spring, but I didn’t get a chance to wear it so I’m excited to bring it out again for fall!

This jacket is on the thinner side, and it’s unlined, but it’s amazing how much warmth it adds. It’s super soft and comfortable — the perfect chic, light layer for a fall day.

My t-shirt is the Banana Republic slub cotton-modal scoop-neck tee that I often wear when I want to layer over a white tee. The neckline is so flattering, and the slub cotton-modal fabric has just enough texture to give you that cool factor without being see-through.

For size reference, I have a medium in both the t-shirt and the jacket.

To keep the look casual and on-trend, I wore a lighter wash denim with some subtle distressing. These are the Kut from the Kloth Donna skinnies with the button-front that I’ve styled a few times. They wear in well and are comfortable all day long.

They have such a flattering fit, and the  27″ inseam is the perfect ankle-length on my 5’5″ frame.

Notice how there’s an inch or so of my ankle exposed between the hem of the jeans and the sneakers — that’s more slimming and looks less sloppy than when your jeans touch the top of the shoe.

While it was my first inclination to wear ankle boots with this outfit, I love the style these P448 sneakers add to this look.

They’re spendy, but the quality and comfort and unique details warrant the price tag, and they do go on sale from time to time.

I love the snake print accent and the black tab on the heel. They grey laces are a nice detail as well — not as stark as black, but not as plain as white.

Of course, you could substitute your favorite fashion sneakers and recreate this look on a budget. Steve Madden has lots of good options — like these and these.

And look at all of these fun Vintage Havanias on sale at Macy’s. Also, these Tretorns are under $100, and my J.Crew Saturday sneakers are 30% off today.

I wore one of my Victoria Emerson wrap bracelets to add some texture and shine to the look, and I added a pair of silvertone hammered hoops.

Unfortunately these exact pieces are sold out, but hopefully this gives you some ideas for shopping your closet.

And to show you a different spin on this outfit, here it is with grey suede ankle boots. This time, I’m wearing the Milan boho cuff.

As you can see, this version is a bit more sophisticated, but still casual and comfortable. Either works, it just depends on where you’re going and the look you’re after.

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drape front jacket // scoop neck tee // button fly jeans // P448 sneakers (also at Nordstrom; similar for less) // similar grey boots // silver hoops // Victoria Emerson bracelets c/o // sunnies (similar for less)

Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the fall look she’s styling today!

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photos: Alison Cornell