Casual Chic Outfit Basics | Cute Comfy Kicks

Casual Chic Outfit Basics | Cute Comfy Kicks

For those of you who signed up for the Spring Style Me Challenge, today is a VERY exciting day.  The Spring Shopping List was released this morning!  You have ten days to get your pieces in place before the first outfit is released.  Remember to post your questions, shopping tips and finds in our private Facebook group.  I can’t wait to see what you all find!

If you signed up for the challenge but did NOT receive the shopping list in your e-mail this morning, please let me know ASAP at

If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time!  Late registration is open through next Friday.  Even though you won’t get as many days to shop before the outfits start, you will still be able to participate.  Sign up HERE to get the shopping list today!

The winner of the $500 J. Jill gift card is spring style challenger Debbie Burrow.  Congratulations, Debbie!

This week’s Casual Chic Outfit Basic is something I never dreamed would make the list – sneakers!  No I’m not talking about athletic shoes that you wear to the gym.  The sneakers I’m talking about are the cute casual ones you can wear for everyday.

When my teen daughter Aubrey asked me to take her shopping for Keds last spring, I had flashbacks to the ones I wore in junior high.  It’s always a little weird to see a trend come back around.  I never dreamed I could get back on board with it.  But last week, I spied these cute sneakers at Target for just $12 and thought what the heck, why not dip a toe in the trend? (Pun intended).  Of course, I asked Aubrey first if it was okay for moms to wear these shoes.  Not only did she say yes, but she also asked for a pair for herself. Devon, our teen son, on the other hand, asked why I was buying teenager shoes.  I decided not to care too much about his opinion.  🙂  So I bought them.

Then I fell in love.

[Mossimo ‘Layla’ Sneakers]

P.S.  They are still on sale for $12 and all shoes are buy one, get one 50% off at!

They’ve been on my feet almost every day since and are actually A LOT easier to pair up then I thought they would be.  They work in place of flats in just about every outfit.

Here are some easy outfit formulas that work great with sneakers.

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There are so many different colors and styles to choose from.  Here are some of my favorites.

The Classics

[Vans Authentic Lo Pro]

[Keds Champion Canvas]

[Superga Cotu]

The Colors

[Vans Authentic Lo Pro]

[Keds Champion]

[Mossimo ‘Layla’]

The Patterns

[Mossimo Lunea]

[Keds Champion Floral]

[Sam Edelman ‘Becker’]


[Mossimo ‘Lucretia’]

[Keds Bow Stripe]

It’s Your Turn:  Are sneakers a junior high throwback for you too?  Tell me in the comments!