• 7 Chic Ways You Can Wear Sneakers (in Your 30s, 40s and Beyond!)
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  • As you reach your 30s or 40s, you begin to think and fear that you have to dress a certain way to reflect your age or go overboard in exerting effort to look younger. But really, you don't need to do that. You just need to know which pieces go well together in order to look appropriate. 

    To debunk the notion, we've rounded up seven tips on how you can wear sneakers. With these styling tricks, you're bound to prove that age is nothing but a number. Scroll down and see for yourself!

    1. Get away with wearing bright pieces.

    Tip: You don't have to stick to neutrals as you age. Go ahead and play with color, no matter how bright it may be, but slip into casual sneakers to keep your look chic and relaxed.

    2. Mellow down loud prints.

    Tip: Yes, you can wear those bold pieces you have from your yesteryears. Pair them with black sneakers to tone down the loudness of the print.

    3. Anything goes well with denim.

    Tip: Of course, denim is the go-to fabric to be worn with sneakers. And who would've thought you could elevate both by pairing them together? Choose your denim cuts and washes wisely and you can get away with wearing them with sneakers at laidback gatherings.

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    4. They are especially perfect with your basics.

    Tip: Don't be afraid to wear sneakers with your office basics, like a button-down shirt. The trick to making your workwear street-appropriate is to pair them with statement pieces, like a frayed skirt and metallic-toe sneaks as shown here.

    5. Keep wearing your casual tees.

    Tip: Earning some style points can be accomplished by wearing even just the simplest tees. Challenge the norm and wear them with shorts, throw on a textured jacket, and slip on your favorite sneakers to finish the whole look.

    6. Break the all-black outfit.

    Tip: Add a pop of color to you ensemble, not through your bag or accessories, but via your footwear. For more casual settings, a colorful pair of shoes can steer your all-black OOTD to a more relaxed vibe.

    7. Suit up!

    Tip: As mentioned above, sneakers are a great way to dress down workwear. Conversely, they can be elevated by adding a sporty vibe to your suit. Who says athleisure can't be worn in the office?

    This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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