The Athleisure Trend with the IT Sneaker for Spring
A few years ago, I wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing my gym sneakers with street clothes, but times have changed. The athleisure trend, which is basically incorporating activewear into your daily outfits, has changed everything. Nowadays I’m seeing street clothes worn with everything from the popular Nike Free running sneakers to throwback styles from New Balance and Adidas.
For this post, I’m styling the popular Adidas Superstars. I’ve been seeing these everywhere lately, and I love that they have more support than my Converse and lend a similar look to an outfit. I sort of wish I’d ordered the ones with the black stripe, though, as these are so very white, but I guess that’s the point!
They are actually very comfortable, but you do have to order a whole size down from your regular sneaker size. I ordered an 8.5 the first time (I usually wear a 9 in a running sneaker) and I was swimming in them. These are an 8.
One sunny afternoon last week, we took my new kicks to the park for a test drive. I kept the outfit casual with distressed black jeans, a grey v-neck tee, and my trusty jean jacket. These are all pieces you’ve seen before and items you can easily replicate at any price point. I linked to a few options in the widget below.
I ordered my Adidas Superstars from Nordstrom. I don’t usually think of Nordstrom as a place to shop for sneakers, but when I was perusing their spring shoe collection, these jumped out at me, and somehow they ended up in my shopping cart. Amazing how easily that can happen!
Nordstrom is my go-to store for spring shoes. They have every type of shoe and style imaginable, and there is usually something to fit almost any budget. I love how easy it is to return things if they don’t fit. In this case, I was able to return my size 8.5 sneakers with their pre-paid return address label, and then right away I re-ordered them in a size 8 and a size 7.5, figuring I’d just return the pair that didn’t fit. The 7.5 are already on their way back at no charge to me. Easy peasy!
These sneakers are great with jeans, but they’re also cute with shorts and casual dresses. I’ll be styling them with both in the future.
What do you think of the athleisure trend? Are you a fan or no?
Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.