Can you imagine anything more incongruous than a pair of sneakers peeking out from underneath a tuxedo? Yet, as unlikely as it may seem, this trend has been gaining traction in recent years. While the look is certainly unconventional, it can also be quite stylish. After all, what could be more unexpected than a playful twist on a classic formalwear staple? For tuxedos, sneakers are the new cummerbund to add personal style and playfulness to an otherwise — let’s face it — prosaic look.
Of course, not everyone is on board with this trend. Critics argue that it looks sloppy and unprofessional. Others simply find it to be an eyesore. But for those who are willing to take a risk, it’s empowering and inspiring.
Whether you’re a fan of the trend or not, there’s no denying that it takes a certain amount of confidence to pull it off. So, if you’re feeling bold, why not give it a try?
Pair graphic sneakers with formalwear or a business suit. You could pair colorful sneakers with formal dresses. Finally, some creativity with bridesmaids' dresses. We’ve already seen the trend of jeans and sneakers with a blazer as a fresh look within the office and casual attire. The horse is out of the barn now. Run with it…on wings of splashy color and fresh graphics!
Who knows, you might just start a new fashion trend of your own by adding eye-popping color or cool graphics to a business suit, dress, or tuxedo. An outfit that once said “I am professional, well-groomed, or otherwise pleasant”, now screams “I’m fascinating, complex, and interesting and you want to know me”. A word of caution here. Make sure they’re crisp and clean otherwise your outfit might simply scream “I just came off a bender. Where am I?”