Casual Friday Sneakers
Warm weather is finally upon those of us here in the North Pole (Canada) and I’ve never been more excited about not carrying a jacket, wearing layers or even taking an umbrella! But awesome weather comes with style expectations, raising a burning question in my mind:
What do I wear to work on Casual Friday?
Honestly, I’m a simple Old Navy-jeans-and-Payless-flats kinda girl but I decided to mix it up a little this summer. And by “mixing it up”, I mean trading my regular flats for something a bit more chic - sneakers!
I looked up a number of ways sneakers were used to complement office style and I was thoroughly impressed. Though there are so many options out there, I narrowed this list down to 5 shoes I felt were both stylish and versatile.
So here’s to the summer, stepping outside our comfort zone (barely) and owning Casual Fridays.
Okay, one may argue that these aren’t the best pair of summer shoes as they can get too warm, but the NB 574 Core are affordable, durable and comfortable - whether you’re running errands on the weekend or going out for a casual date night.
It also helps that these shoes look great paired with anything, from a boho dress to chinos. They’re sturdy yet lightweight.
The NMD-R1 is a running styled shoe designed for an urban nomadic lifestyle. Like the 574 Core, the NMD-R1 is affordable, comfortable and super stylish.
Though they are primarily running shoes, I think these could easily be incorporated into a workday outfit.
Nothing says casual Friday like a white t-shirt and denim. In this case a denim dress.
The fun and eye-catching graphic on the Comme des Garçons Play makes the shoes subtly stand out. It’s like basic with a flair.
Sporting the iconic CDG heart logo at the sides, the shoes are available in both white and black and in both high and low-top iterations.
With a comfortable vulcanized rubber sole and canvas upper, not only is the sneaker incredibly stylish, it is also very comfortable.
Ah the Vans old skool platforms - available in various colors and patterns, each sneaker features a bulky rubber sole upon which sits the classic Old Skool silhouette in a sturdy canvas finish.