April 30, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Mother Daughter Style Series, Style

I Feel Pretty | Mother/Daughter Sneakers

Sneakers Both First off, let me say thank you all for inspiring this fun monthly mother/daughter style series.  It’s a really cool way for Aubrey and me to bond over fashion.  No sooner do we do one until Aubrey is asking me what the next month’s theme will be!  We both love being able to connect this way and share our style with you.

Today’s styling idea comes courtesy of the Spring Style Challenge participants.  A question that kept coming up in the Facebook group is whether or not sneakers were appropriate for moms of a, umm, certain age and if so, how to pair them up.

To that the answer is a resounding YES!  Wear those sneakers!  They’re just about the perfect kind of footwear – comfy, cute and casual.  If you’re worried that you’ll look like your teenage daughter (or someone else’s), don’t fret.  Aubrey and I both wear them on a regular basis.  Today we’re showing you our favorite ways to pair them up with stripes and colored denim.

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Sneakers Alison On Alison – Jeans:  Similar/Shirt:  Same/Sneakers:  Same/Denim Jacket:  Same

Sneakers Aubrey On Aubrey – Jeans:  Similar/Sweatshirt:  Similar/Sneakers:  Same

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If you want a great pair of no-show socks, we love these.  They don’t slide down and are thicker than most sock liners.

Here are some other cute and classic sneaker options.

[Vans Authentic Lo Pro]

[Chuck Taylor Low Sneaker]

[Keds Champion Canvas]

[Superga Cotu]

[Sam Edelman ‘Becker’]

It’s Your Turn:  How are you wearing your sneakers?  Tell me in the comments! Summer Style Me Pretty Banner SUMMER STYLE CHALLENGE

The Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge will be announced in the coming weeks.  This one is going to be perfect for a summer vacation wardrobe.  If you’d like to be one of the first to find out when registration opens, get on the list HERE!


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  • I’ve really struggled over the sneaker thing, but right now, my feet are giving me fits, and I have come to terms with the fact that I need to make sneakers look cute b/c I have to wear them. And I have such a casual lifestyle, really, it makes sense. I love those that you are wearing. I’ve been wanting to get Converse, but every time I try them on I feel like my feet look like boats. I read in a style mag last spring that Vans (that look like the old Keds – similar to what you’re wearing) were going to be coming back into vogue. I was hesitant to get a pair but I think I definitely need to take the plunge! They are super cute and don’t make your feet look huge at all. 🙂 Cute post, as always, I love the Mother/Daughter ones!

  • We can’t be in flats or heels for every occasion and there are so may cute sneakers out there that look great on everyone. I wear my Converse all of the time and really like the Vans and Leopard Sam Edelman that you showed. I have a teenage daughter and am enjoying your Mother/Daughter series!


  • Love how both of yo styled your sneakers with bright denim. I love sneakers with casual dresses too 🙂


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  • The two of you are just too cute. Love the colored jeans and sneakers!


  • I absolutely love this! I love the color combination on both outfits and the striped tees are perfect. The sneakers are super cute. I have to say, this is one of my favorite series.

  • I love cute sneakers and you both look adorable.


  • Ann

    You both look so cute in your jeans and sneakers!

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  • Keds or sneakers look so comfy, but because as kids we had to wear them so much as part of our school uniform, I cannot look at them anymore..i think they have been ruined for me.. :(. But I absolute adore your and your daughters look..so chic casual and comfy! Thanks for the link up..

  • Love how you both styled these! I think your sneakers are so cute!

  • Those leopard sneakers made me OBSESS over them like no other sneaker. I got the Steve Madden version and it’s def sparked my sneaker love this season! You two are the best duo! Thank you for hosting!

  • Such cute pictures! I am in need of the no show socks, thanks for sharing those.

  • You are so cute together & how wonderful that you get to bond together over fashion & clothes! Thanx for being a fabulous hostess Alison! xx

  • The sneaker trend has grown on me…so much. I only have a pair of converse so far but I think I’ll be adding to my collection soon. You can never be too old for sneakers!!! Love seeing how you and your daughter styled these, and by the way I snagged a black tank with white stripes yesterday because of the top you’re wearing. I loved how you styled it with white jeans in the past. 🙂
    On the Daily Express

  • Those coloured jeans are such nice bright pops of colour.

    I unfortunately cannot wear converse or pretty much any kind of flat sneaker. They give me more blisters than a pair of 5 inch heels. I have to wear “real” running shoes that don’t look nearly as cute as these, thus why you never see me in them. I’m be forever searching for the perfect pair of cute runners that don’t bother my feet.


  • Yes! Love it! Moms/adults have been wearing sneakers long before the kids decided to make them cool. Why should we give them up? You both look great!

  • Oh my what an adorable mother daughter tandem! And can’t keep my eyes off that leopard sneaks!


  • I think it’s so great to get your daughter involved with this and be able to bond with her and show her what you on the blog. Thank you for sharing about these socks, I am forever looking for ones that don’t slip. Hope these will work (fingers crossed).


  • Rachel

    That first photo is so beautiful!!
    I love both of your colored pants, and the sneakers look awesome with them!

  • I have contemplated getting these exact sneakers for quite some time now. Being on my feet all day with the kiddos requires some comfy shoes, yet I still have to look professional! I might just need to go grab me a pair!

  • What cute sneakers. Love these kinds of post that you do.



  • I looove this style of sneaker! They are way cuter than a typical running shoe but still comfortable! You both look great. 🙂

    xo Always, Abby
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  • You both look fabulous! I have a pair of Converse sneakers and they are great for running around town. Hope you are both having a nice week!

  • All those shoes are so cute! Love how you both wore them 🙂
    And thanks for the link to the no-show socks! I am constantly looking for a good pair and always left unhappy 🙁 I will be looking for these this weekend!

  • I’m glad to discover your blog and I love this mother daughter theme content…very inspiring. I’m actually thinking of getting either a white keds sneakers or a white chucks…great post ! I’m your new follower 🙂 have a great day!


  • Mo

    You guys look great with the colored denim and striped tees! I wear my sneakers with everything including dresses. 🙂

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  • I love both of your outfits! I like wearing my sneakers how you’re wearing them or even with a casual dress. Definitely need to pick up some of the socks!

  • I heart sneakers. I’m a huge fan of Converse and have multiple pairs. Love them.
    I hope my daughter likes to do this sort of thing with me when she gets older. I love this series!
    Those white Vans remind me of the shoes that Baby wore in Dirty Dancing. 🙂

  • I love these posts Alison! Beautiful mother/ daughter team!

  • Great post and lovely ladies! I love sneakers ! I just bought a pair of Chuck Taylors and I am not sure they are my favorites. They are cute though. I would love to try Vans next. Thanks for the tips! Susan

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  • That picture of you two is adorable. I love this series so much and I’m convinced I need to get some cute sneakers.

  • you and Aubrey both rock the sneakers AND the bright spring colors!

  • So cute! I have a pair of Vans slip on sneakers (they don’t even look like traditional Vans!) that are so comfy and go perfectly with casual outfits.

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  • Francesca in Tasmania

    Hi there, have just found your wicked website. I love it. Oh and by the way you look exactly like Lorena from True Blood, which is a compliment btw. Thanks for being so inspiring.

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  • I have had a pair of Chuck Taylor’s for a few years and although I really like them, I have just bought a fun pair of New Balance that I love even more! So many choices that it’s hard to have just one pair!

  • Cute!! Love that last pic of both of your feet. I love this series, it’s so fun to see how you both wear the same theme differently 🙂 Love your jean jacket!


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  • ADA

    You and Audrey look so cute in your colored denim, striped tops & super cute sneakers. I am all about cute sneakers, especially as a stay-at-home Mom.

    And for some reason at first I didn’t see the link up a few days ago so I am linking up late. But better late than never. I co-hosted with Agnes yesterday so please stop by to link up with us, also. Thanks so much. =)

  • As usual, you two are beautiful and so cute together! I love the sneakers and both your looks here. I think sneakers can totally make you feel younger, too! Actually, I think you’ve inspired me to get a pair of Keds. My current sneakers I’ve had for 10 years–time for an upgrade!

  • I love this series with your daughter Alison! It’s so sweet and the perfect way to prove moms can be fashionable without having to look like their daughters too! 🙂
    Nikki at http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  • I really enjoy your mother/daughter series Alison! It just puts a smile on my face to see a mom with her teenage daughter, both so beautiful and smiling!! Great picks for sneaks, and thanks for the sock recommendation because socks that “show” have been the BAIN of my sneaker-wearing existence every spring/summer.

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