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You don’t have to be a college student to appreciate a good pair of kicks. Sneakers work for any age and can be so many things: chic, fun, functional, and, of course, comfy. Yes, they’re inherently casual, but the right pair can actually elevate an outfit. Trending now: exaggerated “runners” with fun color mixes, monochrome brights like saturated orange, plain old (yet super chic) white leather versions and easy slip-on styles that cleverly look like loafers.
Whether you’re 22 or 62, these stylish and comfy pairs will give your look that extra kick:
The bold Puma logo makes these otherwise simple sneakers that much cooler.
Shop it: Puma Cali Bold, starting at $55, amazon.com
A sleek black style with a clean white sole works with sweats or nice trousers.
Shop it: Vionic Keke, starting at $35, amazon.com
Looks like a chic French sneaker, feels like a cushioned dream!
Shop it: Propét Nixie, starting at $20, amazon.com
If you want to stand out, try a fun purple number — cool color, same sneaker comfort. A win-win!
Shop it: Adidas Adizero Club, starting at $64, amazon.com
Just like the ones all the fashion girls are wearing with printed midi skirts and high-waist pants (plus these are actually functional).
Shop it: Reebok Lifestyle Aztrek 96, $64 (was $90), zappos.com
How about an easy slip-on that feels like a sock but looks like a stylish shoe?
Shop it: Skechers Performance Go Walk 5, $59, zappos.com
The fiery orange shade and matching laces give a nice pop of color to a monochromatic outfit.
Shop it: Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker, $160, zappos.com
Faux croc and a slip-on shape make these look more like a chic loafer. Shhh...
Shop it: Vionic Demetra Slip-On, $78 (was $130), vionic.com
For more style inspiration check out Andrea Linett’s style blog, I Want to Be Her.
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