Giveaway: Sneakers Get The Charleston Treatment

Photo courtesy Hampden Clothing

Photo courtesy Hampden Clothing

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.”

Tell us where you’ll be wearing your chic sneaks this summer for a chance to win a pair. Official rules here 


  1. M.J.

    Leisurely strolls through my neighborhood! 🙂

    June 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm
  2. Danielle Jester

    I would wear them to “The Stand” on Galveston Island. My family loves going there to relax, play chess in the park, eat ice cream and shop. Then a quick stop at the Seawall Seashell shops before we head home.

    June 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm
  3. td

    Well I have been to a few weddings that this was the thing for the bridal party!!! It was cute!
    I would wear mine while “just enjoying life”.

    June 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm
  4. matthew b

    At the special olympics summer games

    June 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm
  5. Tina Adams

    I’ll be wearing them with my favorite T-shirt and cut offs 😉

    June 4, 2014 at 11:37 am
  6. Bethany

    oh, I’d just wear them piddling around the house and such… riding my cute Schwinn around the neighborhood!

    June 4, 2014 at 10:40 am
  7. Caitlin Dellagloria

    As a 24 year-old living in Los Angeles I would love to rock a pair of these babies- which are perfect for hip LA street style! =) The sweet shades of pastel and pearl juxtapose the traditional rock-and-roll-chic traditional chucks means a fun way to mix and match with summer dresses, jeans, and a whole slew of every day outfits!

    June 4, 2014 at 12:19 am
  8. Ann Russell

    Hiking and sight seeing in Denver.

    June 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm
  9. Bonita

    I would wear these strolling through the French Quarter or on Magazine Street when I move back to New Orleans next month.

    June 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm
  10. Jaclyn Reynolds

    I would wear these shoes for running errands and going on a road trip!

    May 30, 2014 at 7:47 pm
  11. Louise Dingerson

    I would wear these cute high or low tops when I work as a volunteer at a large hospital and let the patients enjoy the colors and style of this old lady.

    May 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  12. mary mclaughlin

    These would be so cute with white shorts and a t-shirt, my summer uniform.

    May 30, 2014 at 9:35 am

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