Our favorite way by far to style basic black sneakers is with a feminine skirt or dress in order to help offset the masculine-ness of the shoe. We love how this girly pleated maxi looks with a cute tucked-in graphic tee and statement necklace for school. Add a black faux leather backpack and you'll be the epitome of cool.
Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse Sneaker (Nordstrom.com, $85); LC Lauren Conrad Pleated Maxi Skirt (Kohls.com, $30); Forever 21 The Best Heathered Tee (Forever21.com, $16); T-Shirt & Jeans Studded Black Faux Leather Backpack (Zumiez.com, $30); Pastel Yacht Bib Necklace in Purple (Baublebar.com, $46)
Don't want to look like you're trying out for the basketball team in math class? Then we suggest avoiding baggy shorts and wide-leg pants and sticking with skinny jeans instead. These white All Stars go great with cigarette skinnies in a dark wash or bold, bright color. Throw a denim chambray shirt on over top and you've got an outfit for the books.
If you're a girly girl at heart, one way to try out the tomboy trend is by buying a pair of high-top fashion kicks in a cool color. For example, these edgy leopard-print shoes hardly even look like sneakers at all. Style them with some simple black stretch leggings or a leather-like skirt and opt for a ladylike floral blouse up top.
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Leopard High Top Sneakers (Shopbop.com, $198); ASOS Short Sleeve Kimono Blouse in Floral Print (Asos.com, $61); Express Sexy Stretch Legging (Express.com, $30)
Let's face it, cankles don't look cute on anyone, and unfortunately, high tops can help create the illusion of them. So your best bet is to steer clear of those if you're sporting a skirt or dress to school and choose some low-top, slip-on sneakers instead.
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