We’re Crushin’ on Velvet Sneakers!
Back in my college days, when I wasn’t rockin’ Rainbow flip-flops rain or shine, I was actually quite the sneaker gal. It seems like a far cry from my current collection of sky-high heels and platform wedges, but I have to admit, I sort of miss my casual-cool style of yore. Easy to wear, easy to walk in, easy to coordinate considering I had a pair in almost every shade of the rainbow… but lately, in a time and place where canvas Toms are the casual girl’s go-to, I’ve had a rough time finding a pair that’s still cool and chic enough to justify heading back to sneakerville. That all changed when I started spotting velvet sneakers cropping up here and there! I love how they’ve got this automatically cozy vibe, but with just the right amount of sheen to give an almost sophisticated finish. They’re fun and casual but still totally grown-up, unlike louder sequin sneakers that I can’t help but feel slightly embarrassed wearing. Whether your budget is modest or no-holds-barred (in that case, you gotta check out that blinged-out Miu Miu pair!), you’re bound to find a pair of velvet sneakers worth adding to your casual-chic winter wardrobe!
– Alex Gambardella
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