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How to Dress Down a LBD with Sneakers and Denim

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D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise pairs Kangaroo Sneakers from Payless with a Topshop Wrap Front Black Dress

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After running around Manhattan during Fashion Week, one trend that I spotted (and loved) on the streets was sneakers with dresses. Seriously. It’s brilliant! I actually do suffer from flat feet, and I need to rock shoes with some sort of arch support since my feet fatigue pretty easy. I’m also still a huge girly-girl however, and I cannot be separated from my dresses.

I decided to try this trend out by pairing a super bold pair of sneakers from Payless with my go-to LBD. It was a great way to dress the look down, and it was the perfect ensemble to run errands in (and grab a lunch with my mom!) The best part about these sneakers? They’re less than $35! ICYMI, Payless has a killer selection of shoes for fall that won’t break the bank. I love trying new trends but I don’t want to shell out too much money on items that are super bold and daring. 

Thank you to Payless for partnering with me for today’s post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Kate Blue wrote:

    Those sneakers are so bright and fun!
    xo, kate

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  2. Anna English wrote:

    I’m obsessed with neon sneakers right now for the gym, these are super cute!

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  3. Love these shoes! There is something about neon sneakers.

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  4. Greta Hollar wrote:

    I love pink sneakers! They look great with your shirt dress!

    Greta |

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  5. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    How cute are you?!!? I love those Kangaroos!! XO

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  6. Shelby wrote:

    a casual dress, denim jacket & sneakers– you’re speaking my language! I LOVE!


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  7. Liz wrote:

    I’ve always loved this look but every time I try it I just think it looks so weird! You look great though!

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  8. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    I have yet to try the sneaks and dress trend – looks GREAT on you!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  9. Tuyet wrote:

    Love the sneakers with dress look! One of my favorites things to wear! So comfy!

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  10. Elise wrote:

    So cute! You rock sneakers and dresses perfectly. 🙂

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  11. Love, love, love these Kangaroos! The color is so much fun 🙂


    Lee Anne

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  12. Lavenda Memory wrote:

    Such a creative way to stay comfy throughout the day!

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  13. Erica wrote:

    Girlfriend these are SO STINKIN CUTE! I’m with ya – I lovelovelove the sneakers x dress trend. It’s so much smarter than haggling with heels all the time! Sometimes ya just need some R&R.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  14. Donna wrote:

    WISH i had these for Fashion Week! Love how you styled them babe! XX, Donna

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  15. Kristen wrote:

    you look amazing!! I LOVE those sneakers!! I love this trend!

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  16. I LOVE this look! It is so cute AND comfy! 🙂

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  17. Casual Friday’s are so fun and so are your bright sneakers! Love the pop of color with your navy dress…you are just the cutest with you big gorgeous eyes!

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  18. Epp Krusenvald wrote:

    I honestly envy you – it’s cold as hell here! Wish I could dress like that right now 😀 – Don’t forget to check out my latest post as well – all about wedding dresses this time!

    Posted 10.8.16 Reply
  19. lexi wrote:

    You look adorable! And I love that dress! <3
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

    Posted 10.8.16 Reply
  20. Victoria H wrote:

    That is a nice look. I have seen others wearing dresses and sneakers, but not sure if I could pull it off.

    Posted 10.8.16 Reply
  21. Patricia Conte wrote:

    So fun and cute! This looks so good on you — and while I’m loving the sneaks-with-dress, I’m also in love with your bag!

    Posted 10.8.16 Reply
  22. Jenny wrote:

    Love those bright sneaks!

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 10.8.16 Reply
  23. You are the cutest! Love this casual look and those sneakers!

    xx Sam | The Heart of the House

    Posted 10.9.16 Reply
  24. Bailey - Here's The Skinny wrote:

    This is such a cute casual Friday look! Love how you styled this dress!

    Here’s The Skinny

    Posted 10.9.16 Reply
  25. I love how you paired your cute pink shoes with a chic dress! Perfect combo!
    xo, Sara

    Posted 10.9.16 Reply
  26. Madeline wrote:

    Absolutely love the tennis shoes adding a pop to your outfit!

    xoxo Madeline |

    Posted 10.9.16 Reply
  27. Girl you are rocking this outfit! Also, loved your post on FB tonight after the debate. You are amazing <3


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  28. Christina | Oh So Glam wrote:

    You make this look SO CHIC! Obsessed with those sneakers!

    Posted 10.10.16 Reply
  29. Adaleta Avdic wrote:

    These sneakers are such a nice pop of color, and I just love how colorful and bright they are. They make me want to work out 😉 xx

    Posted 10.10.16 Reply
  30. I love pairing sneakers with dresses!! This pop of color adds so much to the outfit!

    Engineering In Style

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply
  31. Shelby V. wrote:

    This outfit is so cute. You are just the queen of sneakers + dresses! I am especially loving those bright pink ones!

    xo, Shelby

    Posted 10.11.16 Reply