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How to wear sneakers for work and play

Sneakers are a staple in everyone’s wardrobes right now. Whether you wear them to the office to a night out with friends to running errands on the weekend, sneakers can work with every occasion. If you're in the market for some box-fresh kicks, you'll love our guide to this season's must-have sneaker styles that you’ll be wearing on rotation.

To celebrate National Sneakers Day on Monday 9th October, we’ve rounded up some new season styles and old favourites plus some exclusive offers that will make you excited to slip your feet into a new pair. What better excuse is there to go shopping and treat yourself to your new go-to sneakers?

Where functional meets style

For those days when you have a lot on your to-do list, these sneakers are for you. Opt for performance-oriented sneakers designed for comfort. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different sneaker colours and styles to express your personality. If you’re wanting the sneakers to be the hero of the ensemble, pair with bright sneakers that will complement your look. Either style with a monochromatic outfit or stick to similar colour tones.

Try JD Sports, Rebel, The Athlete's Foot or Stylerunner.

Products featured: Steve Madden Poise Pink, $189.95 and Steve Madden Bonanza Greige/Org, $179.95

The white sneaker solution

The minimalist white sneaker continues to solidify its position as a timeless and effortless essential for a capsule wardrobe and can be worn with any outfit for work or play. Style with a cute and comfortable bright coloured dress for your perfect lunch outfit paired with pristine white high tops or dress down classic tailored pieces and add some personality with cute low-cut socks and a coloured bag.

Try Jo Mercer, Cotton On or Hype DC.

Products featured: Converse Star Studded Chuck Taylor All Stars Lift white/gold, $150 and Rubi from Cotton On Charlie Platform Sneaker, $59.99

From courtside to coffee shop

If you are looking for a subtle way to elevate your look, opt for branded logo sneakers that will take any outfit to another level. These recognisable logo chunky styled sneakers have become a wardrobe staple for Gen Z and millennials. With a wide range of colourways, you’ll be able to find the perfect pair to match with any outfit. Whether you opt for classic black and white you know will match with any outfit or sneakers with a pop of colour that will complete the whole outfit for the perfect Insta-worthy moment.

Try Foot Locker, JD Sports or Glue Store.

Product featured: JD Sports Jordan 1 Mid Panda, $170

Kick it from the AM to PM

If you’ve got a full day ahead and have no time for a wardrobe switch, step out with an outfit and sneaker combination that will seamlessly transition your day looks to night. Opt for an easy-breezy fashionable skirt or dress to pair with sneakers. Top if off with a stylish crossbody bag and don’t forget to add a layer for those cooler evening hours like a lightweight cardigan or stylish jacket. This versatile look ensures you’re prepared for whatever the day or night brings.

Try David Jones, Stylerunner or JD Sports.

Product featured: JD Sports Nike Air Force 1 Shadow, $200

Corporate chic

While a pair of heels would be a more obvious choice, a pair of casual yet chic sneakers will carry you stylishly on your commute, to meetings and to post-work drinks. Balance the casual vibe of your sneakers with refined pieces from your corporate wardrobe to create a look that effortlessly blends comfort and style. Pull this look off with branded sneakers that are neutral toned and accessorise with minimal jewellery and a sleek handbag.

Try Glue Store, Hype DC or David Jones.

Product featured: Aje Athletica A.A Logo Sneaker 957 Rice White, $195 and Aje Athletica Longline Oversized Shirt, $255

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