7 Ways To Dress Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event 7 Ways To Dress Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Dressing Up Sneakers: 7 Perfect Ways To Wear Them at a Cocktail Event

7 Ways To Dress Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Ladies, beauty doesn't have to be painful.

For the women who can't bare the pain of a high heel for an evening, dressing up sneakers can be the greatest substitute. Yes, those comfortable things with laces can even be worn at the cocktail party you're attending. It's 2015 and dress codes are becoming more and more relaxed. While cocktail events are mainly on the dressier side, sneakers (if worn correctly) can spice up any evening look.

Many recent designers have found that many women are ditchting the stilettos and opting for a more cute and comfy style option. Therefore, designers have begun creating more of a variety for their runway shows and taking on the task of even creating their own kick to enhance their collections.

Worried about not carrying out the look properly? We've got you covered, after the jump.

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7 Perfect Ways To Dressing Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Go Vintage

Go for a plain low top skippy and a vintage dress the pops with color. Dresses that your grandmother once wore styled with a low top sneaker with little to no color, a floral dress and a vintage clutch to match, totally works.

7 Perfect Ways To Dressing Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Go Sparkly

No need for the embezzled heel, find some metallic sneakers and a unconventional sparkly tutu and you've won cocktail hour. Make sure to pair it with the perfect accessories to shine even more.

7 Perfect Ways To Dressing Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Go All Black

Formal black cocktail dress and a low top black sneaker, is a go in our book. Nothing screams classic more with a smidgen of the unconventional aspect of sneakers.

7 Perfect Ways To Dressing Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Color Blocking

Stripes and patterns all with different forms of color blocking are the perfect way to dress up a minimalistic multicolored kick. No one likes boring and patterns are always extremely fun.

7 Perfect Ways To Dressing Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

All White

It's a cocktail event, not a wedding and your allowed to wear what you want. All white makes any sneaker look polished.

7 Perfect Ways To Dressing Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Retro Jordan

What dress wouldn't look amazing with a retro Jordan? Retro Jordan's are sort of the more "high end" sneaker and they are always excused at cocktail parties (not a fact, but you get the point).

7 Perfect Ways To Dressing Up Sneakers For A Cocktail Event

Go Colorful

Wear a solid color sneaker and let the dress be the topic of discussion. Be bold and wear colors you would never wear. Cocktail parties are not always dull and boring and if they are, you're sure to set the tone with some hot sneakers and a colorful standout ensemble.

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