There is something to be said for the ultimate vintage (or vintage-inspired) dress score. The way a delicate, micro-floral-print silk floats across the room or a bold geo pattern instantly grabs your attention is a fashion feeling pretty hard to beat. We can wax just as poetic about our love for sneakers, which have basically become de rigueur in the office, in the streets, and about anywhere that your legs will carry you. When you put these two together? Well, that’s just a match made in sartorial heaven.
While high heels may indeed be making a comeback, breaking our sneaker addiction has proven nearly impossible. (Trust us, we’ve tried.) But for those who couldn’t possibly fathom sporting sneakers with a prom dress shops, look no further than the ultimate cool girl, Veronika Heilbrunner, whose ability to transform a flowing frock from gushing romanticism to street style–worthy has become her signature. Combating the over-the-top sweetness of a picnic-check shift sitting primly on your figure requires little more than a pair of luxe, high-tech kicks. Sure, that ladylike chiffon may be swishing with every step you take, but a flash of metallic gold on your feet or a peek of the iconic Nike swoosh is just what you need for a dose of alternative edge.
Above, seven vintage-inspired dresses paired with their companion kicks for the ultimate cool girl uniform this spring.
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