News flash: Sneakers are cool—and we’re not just talking cute Keds—we mean high tops, chucks, yes, even gym shoes. And now two of our favorite Southern gals teamed up to create the shoes of the season. Georgia-born Amy Smilovic of Tibi and Stacy Smallwood of Hampden Clothing in Charleston, put their heads together to come up with the Southern take on the fashionable-sneaker trend. Easier to walk down those cobblestoned streets, no doubt.
Details like lace and petal pink hues bring the charm, while the slip-on and Converse molds speak to the trend of sporty-chic wear. Pack these for weekend getaways—and if you’re feeling really clever, dress ‘em up with a frock for a formal soiree. With comfy kicks this cute, the days of suffering for fashion might be behind us.
Stacy’s styling tip: “This is trend that any woman of any size or any age can try! The high-top is more youthful and trendy when worn with dresses, the low top is cute with a Tibi full skirt or a rolled up jean, and the slip-on is the chic woman’s replacement to a loafer. On-trend, exclusive, and comfortable…a pretty amazing combination.”
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