We’re in the thick of NY/NJ summer and our style is going strong! Don’t let the sultry weather get you down – thick city heat has nothing on fashion, as long as you know how to accessorize. Without missing a beat, our Lauren dipped into the fashion (and air-conditioning) of her local Goodwill for this week’s heat-ready Goodwill Gem: Styling Summer Sneakers.
Style doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It just needs to be authentic to you.
Summer especially calls for relaxed, casual, but still cool style. In the humid, steamy, city summer heat, it becomes necessary during the warm weather months to make your beauty routine as simple and minimal as possible, and that includes your wardrobe. A basic pair of sandals is essential, but there’s one other item or footwear no city girl can get through a sticky summer without, and that’s a pair of classic, comfy sneakers.
Walking around town or taking them as your go-to pair for a weekend road trip, a pair of bright neon sneakers like these – which I stumbled across at my local Goodwill this weekend – are the perfect addition to a city girl’s wardrobe. Cool and breathable, but totally on trend, these sneakers will get you through any relaxed summer weekend, at home or away.
A brilliant pair of summer-bright sneakers like these can be paired with more items than you probably realize – try them with a sweet sundress to add a bold bit of contrast to an otherwise everyday summer look. But no matter how adventurous you get with them, you can never go wrong when pairing a vibrant pair of classic walking shoes like these with your favorite pair of jean shorts or cutoffs and an equally light, bright, airy tee.
Here, I’ve chosen a loose-fitting pair of denim shorts with a rolled cuff that I just can’t live without during the summer months, and worn-in t-shirt in a vivid chartreuse hue, with a bit of pink and purple splashed across the front (which just happens to pick up the bubblegum pink color of these sneakers. But whether you go a little girly or grungy, with these shoes, your favorite casual weekend outfits are sure to start getting you noticed.
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