Some trends come on the scene and almost everybody loves them immediately – peplums and cap-toes, for example. Then there are those that have to grow on you over time. And still there are others that are equally hated and loved by the masses no matter how much time you give it…like the wedge sneaker! They came on the scene earlier this year evoking mixed reactions from fashion enthusiasts everywhere. And, even among those who love the trend, there are many who prefer to love them from afar. You know how that goes — “I love them…on you! But, I’m not sure how I would wear those.” I’m clearly not one of those people. Lol! When I love something, I just cannot let someone else have all the fun…I’ve gotta join in.
Xhileration Sweatshirt via Target (old, similar, $39) & short sleeve version, $29) | H&M Jeans ($20 in-store) | ShoeDazzle ”Urge” Sneakers | ASOS Oversized Bowler | Necklace via AmericasMart | Lips: Certainly Red by Revlon
I bought this pair of bright orange “Urge” wedge sneakers from ShoeDazzle…it was love at first sight! And actually, ShoeDazzle did a great job with styling their models with these shoes if you’re looking for a little inspiration. (I think these are sold out now, but you can definitely get on the waitlist.) So, the key to styling these shoes is to play up the sporty appeal. Tuck those skinny jeans or leggings in (solid colors and prints are equally cool), and opt for a graphic print tee, an oversized sweater, or a casual jacket on top. They also look great with a nice pair of shorts – cutoffs work especially well. Love these casual looks on Alessandra Ambrosio, Keri Hilson, and Rosie Huntington!
Now, I’ve also seen some celebs rocking their wedge sneakers with flowy dresses, skirts, and other less-than-sporty ensembles. To be honest, I am not a fan of that look. I think it looks a bit awkward. But, you know me — I never say never. Someone could probably convince me otherwise.