12 “Dress And Sneakers” Combos To Save For Later

On occasions when you want to prioritize comfort or show off your sporty side, sneakers have long proven to be the chameleons of the wardrobe. Whether you have your eyes on trending styles and techy fits, or prefer a classic, tried-and-true sneaker, there’s no better time than now to get your sneakers out for your everyday rotation.  

After a long winter of boots and layering, perhaps the best thing about sneakers is that they’re the perfect match for spring’s other easy outfit solution: dresses. If “jeans and a nice top” is your usual going-out formula, then “a dress with sneakers” will achieve the same for your daytime aesthetic.

With so many versatile ways to style dresses with sneakers, there’s only one rule of thumb with this outfit combination: If it feels right, go for it. And if you’re looking for some inspiration for classic and creative combos, look no further. Ahead, find 12 dresses and 12 sneakers that you can mix and match, and save for later.

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The Daytime Go-To

Aligne Moss Denim Pinafore Dress, $145

From the farmers’ market to weekend brunch, it’s fun to contrast different types of silhouettes, like a flowy maxi dress with chunky high tops, or a denim midi with dad sneakers. 

Aligne Moss Denim Pinafore Dress, $, available at Aligne

New Balance Made in USA 993 Core

New Balance MADE in USA 993 Core, $, available at New Balance

Weekday Mini Poplin Strap Dress, $59

Weekday Mini Poplin Strap Dress, $, available at Weekday

Charles & Keith Mesh Curved Platform Mary Jane Sneakers, $79

Charles and Keith Mesh Curved Platform Mary Jane Sneakers, $, available at Charles and Keith

AllSaints Lil Leopard Print Asymmetric Maxi Dress, $199

AllSaints Lil Leopard Print Asymmetric Maxi Dress, $, available at AllSaints

On THE ROGER Clubhouse Sneakers, $150

On The Roger Clubhouse Sneaker, $, available at On

The Party-Perfect Look

Réalisation Par The Sofia Dress, $250

Sneakers can pretty much work for any occasion, including weddings and nights out. Formalwear can absolutely apply to a milkmaid dress and Chuck Taylors — and you’ll be blister-free. Accessorize with stacks of jewelry for a more dressed-up look.  

Realisation Par The Sofia, $, available at Realisation Par

Converse Off-White Chuck 70 Mixed Materials Sneakers, $95 $62

Converse Off-White Chuck 70 Mixed Materials Sneakers, $, available at SSENSE

Omnes Nova Tie Back Dress, $143

Omnes Nova Tie Back Dress, $, available at Omnes

Bobbies Avalon Sneakers, $210 $161

Bobbies Avalon Sneakers, $, available at Bobbies

& Other Stories Jersey Mini Dress, $69

& Other Stories Jersey Mini Dress, $, available at & Other Stories

Adidas Originals Gazelle Bold Platform Sneakers, $120

Adidas Originals Gazelle Bold Sneakers, $, available at ASOS

The Office Essential

Banana Republic Laurel Linen-Cotton Utility Dress

Heading to after-work drinks straight from the office? You’ll want your feet to be comfy all day long. Pair a structured dress with platform sneakers (or pack the latter in your bag for switching out your shoes later). You can always layer your dress with a blazer if the look isn’t work-appropriate enough.

Banana Republic Laurel Linen-Cotton Utility Dress, $, available at Banana Republic

Salomon XT-Pathway Sneakers, $130

Salomon XT-Pathway Sneakers, $, available at Salomon

Zara Foil Mini Dress

Zara Zara Foil Mini Dress, $, available at Zara

Good News MACK Sneakers, $167

Good News Mack Sneakers, $, available at Good News

Gap Linen Blend Short Puff Sleeve Mini Shirtdress, $69.95

Gap Linen-Cotton Puff Sleeve Mini Shirtdress, $, available at Gap

Gola Classics Badminton Volley Plimsoll Sneakers, $85

Gola Badminton Volley Plimsoll Sneakers, $, available at Gola

The Summer Combo

Reformation Alden Knit Dress, $128

Rooftop patios are calling our names — although that can also mean lots of stairs, too. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail, right? Pair a tube midi or printed maxi with some trendy kicks that will extend your day plans into night.

Reformation Alden Knit Dress, $, available at Reformation

Alohas Tb.490 Rife Orange Leather Sneakers

ALOHAS Tb.490 Rife Orange Leather Sneakers, $, available at alohas

Kai Collective Aleah Printed Scarf Maxi Dress, $193

Kai Collective Aleah Printed Scarf Maxi Dress, $, available at Kai Collective

Asics Gel-NYC Sneakers

ASICS Gel-NYC Sneakers, $, available at ASICS

Free People Ultraviolet Dress, $148

Free People Ultraviolet Dress, $, available at Free People

Keen Jasper Sneakers, $115

KEEN Jasper Sneakers, $, available at End Clothing

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