22 Summer Sneaker Looks That Prove Comfort & Style Go Hand In Hand

There are plenty of sneakerheads who know how great the classic shoe can look with pretty much anything. But others may be afraid to try new outfit combinations with their favorite pair. They may think they only belong in spring or fall wardrobes and that summer is for sandals. While it can feel great to let your feet breathe in the heat, sneakers can still be a comfy and versatile go-to during warmer months. Not only do they look awesome with jeans and leggings, but they can also look great with dresses and skirts, too. This is good news for those who want to wear something flowy but don't want to be uncomfortable because they paired them with heels or strappy sandals.

Popping on some sneakers can take a lot of stress out of planning an outfit, especially if you're trying out something new and are uncertain about what kind of footwear you should opt for. Whether you're heading to the gym before running errands or want your feet to feel supported while shopping or sightseeing, sneakers can allow you to feel prepared for whatever the day holds while still looking stylish.

Pair with a dress and a denim button up

When you're picking out your favorite comfy dress, sneakers may not be your first thought when it comes to footwear to complete your outfit. However, the right sneakers can look great with many dresses and can help you strike the right balance between casual and chic. Plain white sneakers can look great, or sneakers with pops of color that coordinate or match your dress can be another good option. If you live somewhere with fluctuating weather, tossing on a denim button-up can complete your look, and ensure you're comfortable, no matter what the weather is doing.

Get sporty with a skort

Skorts are a super cute way to stay on trend without sacrificing comfort. Skorts and sneakers are a classic pairing, especially if you're going for a more grown-up cheerleader vibe. Not only that, but skorts are a nice option for those who want to wear a short skirt but don't want to worry about feeling exposed every time they move or bend over. For that reason, this outfit can be both practical and fun for a day when you plan to be on your feet for a while. A skort means extra coverage with a feminine edge, and sneakers are the best way to complete the look.

Try a maxi skirt and a crop top

Maxi skirts, crop tops, and sneakers can be a great mix, even if they seem like they would be at odds. A high-waisted maxi skirt pairs really well with a crop top for a summer outfit and can be a great way to try out the shirts if they aren't a regular part of your outfit rotation. A floral and flowy maxi skirt can contrast really well with a pair of sporty sneakers, especially white or solid-colored ones. Not only can sneakers help balance out your outfit, but they can be a great choice if you plan to do a lot of walking, shopping, or sightseeing.

Feel put together with bike shorts and a blazer

The sneakers, blazer, and bike shorts combo is not only comfortable but it's sporty and chic, too. Whether you're going out for lunch or a night out on the town, a blazer will instantly make you look more put together. When paired with sneakers, a blazer makes you not only look polished but also casual, which is nice when you want to look dressy, but not overdressed. This look is easy to dress up or down, depending on where you're going and the look you want to achieve. If you're looking for stylish comfort, you don't need to worry about accessories. However, if you want to glam it up, adding bangles or a cute clutch can take this simple and comfy combo up a notch.

Relax in a patterned midi skirt

Midi skirts are another super comfortable and wearable piece that should be a staple in everyone's closet. A patterned skirt, in particular, can be a lot of fun and can look great with a pair of sneakers, too. A flowy midi skirt with an interesting pattern can be a great vacation look, but it can also be fun to wear around town. On hotter days, a cropped tank is a great way to complete the look, or if your goal is a more relaxed vibe, then a basic tee is your answer. If you want to create an interesting contrast, wear a zip-up sweatshirt and a baseball cap along with your sneakers to introduce an element of sportiness to a boho skirt.

Mix it up in a maxi dress

Just like a maxi-skirt, a maxi dress can be a fun and feminine way to mix things up. Sneakers and a maxi dress make for a great coupling on days when you want to wear something flowy but don't want to sacrifice the comfort of your feet either. If you plan to be on your feet for a long time in a setting where you also want to be dressed up, this can be an awesome option. Tossing on a cropped denim jacket and some sunglasses can really complete this casual look.

Pair a plaid skirt with sneakers

Along with lots of other 90s looks, plaid skirts have been revived. And, the good news is that one of the easiest ways to wear them is also super cute and comfortable too. Some white sneakers can really help your plaid skirt stand out and can keep your overall look low-key. You can also have fun with your socks with this look. If you want to keep the focus on your skirt, then low-cut socks are the way to go. If you want to play into the school-girl look, this could be a fun 'fit to wear with some knee-high or thigh-high socks.

Get graphic with bold tees and accessories

While you might associate sneakers with comfort or low-key looks, that doesn't mean your outfit has to be quiet or boring. Sneakers can make a great counterpart to bold graphic tees and accessories. What's even better is you can go with plain white sneakers to create balance, or go all in and wear multi-colored sneakers that will play off the colors and graphics in your outfit. A graphic tee and jeans are a classic look, but if you're looking for a more summer-ready pairing, wearing them with a colorful, fitted midi skirt is another great option.

Mix and match bold colors

Along with wearing graphic tees and rocking bright accessories, you can mix and match a bold-colored outfit with some bold-colored sneakers. Going with a bright, solid-colored dress and multi-colored sneakers that have coordinating hues in them is an easy way to add instant interest to your outfit. Introducing bright accessories can take your whole look up another notch, too. If you're a little intimidated by mixing a lot of bright colors, opting for a little black dress with your bright shoes and bright accessories can be an easy way to add pops of color without having to worry about overdoing it.

Slay in sweat shorts

Sweat shorts aren't just for wearing around the house. They can make for a cozy and adorable outfit to wear out, too. While they can be great for many occasions, they can be ideal for long road trips or if you plan to squeeze a hot girl walk in between your errands. What shoes to pair with them is a no-brainer, too. Pretty much any pair of sneakers can look great with your sweat shorts, whether they're Chuck Taylors, running shoes, bold and colorful, or plain white. If you aren't sure what shirt to wear with your sweat shorts and sneakers, a basic tee is a reliable option, as is a matching cropped sweatshirt.

Have fun in a nude mini skirt and sneakers

Mini skirts are a great summer go-to for many, but if you want to find a way to keep the look fresh, a nude mini-skirt with sneakers can be a good option, especially if you are trying to achieve a look that is both low-key and sexy. Neutral-toned sneakers may look the best, but any type, style, or color of sneaker will go well with a nude skirt, so your options are unlimited. So many different kinds of tops can look great with this outfit, too, whether you pair it with a cropped tank, a basic tee, or a slouchy sweater.

Wear an oversized button-up and bike shorts

Bike shorts make a great match with tennis shoes, whether you put on basic black bike shorts, patterned ones, or cream knit ones. This can be a super versatile outfit, and if you're looking for more coverage, pairing a button-up tee with your outfit can be a great choice. Whether you opt for a denim, white, or neutral-toned button-up, it's a look that offers lots of options, which is especially nice if the weather is fluctuating. This can also be a great time to pop on a crop top, a sweater tank, or a bralette.

Pop on a romper

Rompers are super cute and can be a great alternative to a mini dress for those that want to wear something short and flirty but don't want to worry about feeling exposed. Many kinds of footwear can look great with a romper, but sneakers in particular can really complete the outfit. If you're wearing a romper with a floral or bold pattern, it may be better to opt for a solid or plain shoe. If your romper is one solid color you can get more adventurous with your sneaker style. If you want to go a trendier route, trying out platform sneakers can be cute, too.

Be chic in a jean skirt with sneakers

Whether love or hate the return of the jean skirt, it can look super chic when coupled with your favorite pair of sneakers. A mini skirt with sneakers will look trendy, but a midi jean skirt with a slit can look both casual and elegant at the same time. A denim skirt and chucks pairing can be both refined and fun, but you don't have to limit yourself to one type of sneaker. Trying a denim mini skirt with skater shoes can be edgy and cute. Or, a denim maxi skirt and some white tennis shoes can be a feminine look with a sporty edge.

Pair with a bodycon dress

A simple bodycon dress can make a great pairing with your comfiest sneakers. Even though they may not seem like outfit staples that should go together, sneakers and a fitted dress can look sophisticated with a casual touch. This is a look that can go from day to night with ease, no matter what style of sneakers you wear. If you go for a solid-colored dress, it can also be a great time to showcase some of your more interesting sneakers. However, if you wear a patterned dress and want to look more polished, some white sneakers can really pull your outfit together.

Feel edgy and comfy with a corset and slouchy shirt

If you're looking for a way to be super trendy, pairing your sneakers with a corset and a slouchy shirt can be the way to go. Corsets are an 00s trend that has come back in a big way, and probably won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Whether you wear a corset-style tank or a full-on satin corset, a pair of sneakers can be a fun and unexpected shoe choice that can ensure that at least your feet are comfortable. If you want to develop an even more casual and relaxed look, tossing on a button-up over your corset can help you cultivate a look that's both edgy and chic.

Try on with cropped trousers

Some cropped trousers paired with sneakers can be a relaxed way to look good and ensure you are ready for anything. It's an outfit that's polished and functional, so it's great if you need to run errands and want to be able to move freely, like if you plan to go on a walk, a bike ride, or play with your kids at the park. This look can be especially great with a plain white tee or a graphic tee if you want your outfit to have a bit of an edge. A loose button-up shirt is another option that levels up the look overall.

Pair with shorteralls

Shorteralls and sneakers are a fun and youthful way to stay comfortable and stylish in the summer heat. With shorteralls, you get the benefit of shorts without having to worry about them being tight around your waist or otherwise uncomfortable. Also, there are lots of options when it comes to the top you wear underneath. You can always go with a simple tee shirt or a tank. If it's really hot, you can opt for a cropped tank or even a bralette, without having to feel too exposed. You can also get wild with your sneaker choice if you want, nearly any pair will look great with some denim shorteralls.

Try them with distressed jeans and a crop top

Even though long jeans may not be your first thought for an outfit on a summer day, super distressed ones with lots of holes can be breathable and a great casual look when styled with some sneakers. Adding a cropped tee can finish off the style and is a cute go-to for relaxed get-togethers. Denim creates a blank slate, so you can wear any style of sneakers you want without having to feel concerned about coordinating your outfit. Skater shoes in particular can be fun to pair with jeans, and are also a great 00s throw-back style. Tossing on a baseball cap or adding a pair of hoop earrings can help complete the look.

Pair with distressed shorts

Denim shorts are a go-to for many during the summer for obvious reasons. Not only do they help you keep cool, but they're super versatile. When it comes to what sneakers to pair with your shorts, you have unlimited options. Plain sneakers, or bold ones, will both look amazing. You can also have a lot of fun with the socks you wear, too. If you don't want them to show, low-cut is the clear choice. That said, tall or patterned socks can look great with your shorts and sneakers and can make your ensemble more unique.

Go monochromatic

If you're unsure about what to wear, going monochromatic is always an easy choice. When you stick to one color, you don't have to worry about whether your look is matching or clashing. A breezy white dress and white sneakers are an effortless summer style. That said, you don't have to stick to white. Wearing black sneakers with a black dress, or a black top and black bike shorts or jean shorts can also look great.

Wear a satin skirt with sneakers

Satin midi skirts are super popular. Not only are they comfortable, but they're swishy, elegant, and just fun to wear. However, the best ways to style them may not always feel obvious. If you're not sure what to do, pairing your skirt with a graphic tee and some sneakers can be an easy way to keep your look cool and casual, whether you wear a black skirt and a colorful shirt and sneakers or a brightly colored skirt with a black or white graphic tee and plain sneakers.