11 Easy Winter Outfits to Wear When It's Such a Sneaker Day

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I've been the girl in the frumpy winter outfit seeking refuge in the warm coffee shop one too many times. There I am, wearing leggings, a stained hoodie, furry coat, and beanie, all because my outfit had to revolve around a pair of sneakers. Was I taking the easy way out? Avoiding my love for fashion and prowess for creating a really fun look all because I was tired? "Sneakers it is," I probably thought as I rolled out of bed and caught glimpse of the flurries outside my window.

We all love sneakers, and we all want to wear them year-round because they're comfortable. But even when it's cold, your sneakers are cool! Your sneakers still warrant a stylish look. I'm here to prove to you that it is possible to feel that sense of ease and effortlessness, even in the most frigid temperatures. Yes, you can still walk out the door in a really cute outfit, even if you're not wearing those striking, knee-high leather boots. If you wake up and your feet tell you they need a break from any sort of heel, girl, listen.

Grab your favorite sneaks, whether they're Chuck Taylors or Air Force 1s, and bundle up according to any of the great styling methods ahead. I'm proud to present you with some of my favorite layering tips that I like to keep in mind when I'm feeling a more casual day. For even more inspiration and outfit ideas, click here.


How to Wear Trainer Sneakers in Winter

Work cozy cargo pants and striped socks as the foundation of your look, then add a turtleneck and your favorite puffer. Adding a puffer or bomber will add yet another sporty touch to streamlined work wear basics, and printed socks just show off your personality even more, so why not?


How to Wear Low-Top Sneakers in Winter

Almost everyone has a pair of these in their closet, and while we already know they go well with breezy summer midi dresses, they'll help you polish off a pair of joggers and a big teddy coat in the winter. If you need a little something extra, don't forget about accessories. Sunglasses can be a winter staple, too.


How to Wear Platform Sneakers in Winter

If you have a pair of statement sneakers with a thick platform made for showing off, let them steal the show by throwing on a thick cardigan over a Canadian tuxedo or utility jumpsuit. Opt for a cropped pant or roll up the hem on your jeans so the design of your shoe is on full display.


How to Wear Colorblock Sneakers in Winter

If you want the color palette of your sneakers to shine, wear more muted pieces, like an oversize checked coat or blazer, a neutral turtleneck, and cargos that you roll up to keep your shoes on full display.


How to Wear Chunky Dad Sneakers in Winter

Add an element of surprise here, by going full "dad" in sweats and high socks on the bottom, but bringing edge with a leather moto jacket up top.


How to Wear New Balance Sneakers in Winter

Try adding Parisian flair in a long furry coat and beret. Wear a thin sock that you tuck up underneath the hem of your skinny jeans.


How to Wear Black Sneakers in Winter

Allow your darker sneakers to really ground out a more striking outfit that's colorful everywhere else. Try a bright cherry puffer and red pants for a look that's monochrome.


How to Wear Golden Goose Sneakers in Winter

The lived-in aesthetic of a pair of Golden Goose sneakers provide a rugged contrast to a really polished gingham statement coat and a structured leather bag.


How to Wear Nike Air Force 1s in Winter

Go for an all-gray sweat set with a tailored camel coat on top. Scrunch your joggers up above your ankle and pull your white ribbed socks over the sweats.


How to Wear Adidas Superstar Sneakers in Winter

Play up those iconic stripes and choose a printed coat that matches either the color palette or the sporty look of the classic Adidas logo.


How to Wear High-Tops in Winter

Definitely go for a cropped pant that just skims the top of your shoe, so you can show it off in full. If your sneaks are really special or unique, opt for an outfit with natural tones so the focus is on your kicks.