These ideas were inspired by my fabulous new hi-tops for spring, which I have been wearing with dressy chain handle bags and satchels to create a fun juxtaposition. If you don’t have hi-tops, feel free to wear other fashion sneakers. White, black, grey or metallic hi-tops are the easiest to incorporate into outfits.
You can keep the palette of the outfit neutral, tonal or colourful. I’ve chosen colourful renditions to get you started, but feel free to tone things down. Each rendition showcases a different style of bottom, so take your pick.
Statement Skirt & Hi-Tops
Haul out a fancy skirt and combine it with a layering top like a tee, pullover or shell. Pop a fitted and short moto or denim jacket over the top for warmth, layering interest and structure. Finish off the outfit with hi-tops and a dressy chain handle bag.
Culottes & Hi-Tops
Combine a pair of cropped wide leg pants with a layering top like a tee, pullover, blouse or shell. Tuck or semi-tuck the top if it’s too long. Pop a moto, denim jacket, blazer or trench coat over the top. Finish off the outfit with hi-tops and a dressy chain handle bag or satchel.
Cropped Jeans & Hi-Tops
Combine a pair of straight or flared cropped jeans with a blouse, pullover or shirt. Tuck or semi-tuck the top if it’s too long. Pop a trench coat or wool coat over the top. Finish off the outfit with hi-tops and a satchel or clutch. A scarf or neckerchief that works with the palette of the outfit is a nice addition. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.