As invites to holiday dinners and festive soirées start to pour in, it’s natural to feel inclined to dress up in sumptuous velvet dresses and silky slips. But why not forgo the stiletto for something a tad bit more comfortable? That’s exactly what Katie Holmes did earlier this fall. We’ve seen countless celebrities style Christopher Esber’s popular cutout dresses with strappy high heels and pumps. However, Miss Holmes went the cool-girl route, anchoring her slinky LBD with white Adidas sneakers.
The low-top kicks were created back in the ’70s with a sleek silhouette that has withstood the test of time. And—as Holmes demonstrated—they look great whether worn with a pair of jeans or an attention-grabbing dress. Quite a few designers have gotten on board and collaborated with Adidas, from Khaite’s collection, which pairs exceptionally well with tailored suiting, to Wales Bonner’s dancehall-inspired remix of Samba sneakers.
Of course, Adidas isn’t the only brand that has mastered the art of creating a versatile sneaker that can be worn with anything. Ahead, we’ve gathered six need-to-know styles that look lovely with dresses (or really just about anything in your closet), as demonstrated by a few more celebrities.
Follow Blunt’s lead and balance the daintiness of a puff-sleeved dress with a classic white sneaker, just like Arigato’s elevated leather design.
Axel Arigato Clean 90 lace-up sneaker
Keep things casually cute like Witherspoon in a perfect-for-minimalists sneaker. You’ll find a contrasting tab on the back of each Common Projects sneaker, plus a unique serial number.
Common Projects Retro low-top sneaker
The next time you put on a mini dress, turn the coolness up a notch with a classic pair of Superga sneakers, just like Ratajkowski’s beloved pair.
Bring the comfort and timelessness of a white sneaker along for your next outing, as Holmes did with her sleek Adidas design.
Adidas Blanc low-top sneakers
Lean into the logo trend with Celine’s Triomphe motif stamped onto a pair of versatile sneakers.
Celine Triomphe low lace-up sneaker
Have fun while wearing a platform sneaker—like Gucci’s perforated pair—on your next outing.
Gucci perforated leather sneakers
Add a touch of sparkle to a dark floral look with a crystal-embellished sneaker by Roger Vivier.
Roger Vivier Viv Skate crystal-embellished leather sneakers
Original posted at www.vogue.com