Fashion today is more casual and tends to mix styles and clothes that were once considered incompatible. One of the most frequently asked questions in our shop is whether you can wear sneakers with a suit. In this blog post, we will explore different aspects of this query.
On the one hand, the suit is traditionally considered a formal garment for special occasions or business events. On the other hand, sneakers are often associated with casual and sporty outfits. So, is it possible to combine these two seemingly opposite items?
Actually, yes, you can wear sneakers with a suit. However, it depends on the occasion and the style of sneakers you want to put on. Indeed, if you work in a very formal environment where the dress code is strict, it is better to wear classic shoes. Alternatively, if you work in a more creative or more casual environment, you have the option of choosing sneakers with your suit!
Nowadays, we see more and more grooms at our shop who decide to wear this type of shoes with their wedding outfit. These are often people who dress casually, and who want to keep their comfort and their personal style on D-Day. Pay attention to the wedding entourage though, we say "yes" to sneakers if it is a bohemian ceremony, more casual and if the suit fabric differs from the classic. For an elegant and classic wedding, it’s better to stay with suit shoes.
But how do you choose good sneakers?
Several characteristics must be taken into account. Indeed, it is better to choose “minimalist” sneakers, preferably in leather, suede or premium canvas in order to add a touch of elegance and sophistication. In particular however, you have to pay attention to the length of the pants, which must indeed be a little shorter than if you wore them with classic footwear.
When it comes to color, the popular choice are white sneakers, which go with almost any suit color. Black sneakers are also a great choice for a more formal outfit. However, you can opt for colored or patterned sneakers, which can match your suit or, on the contrary, add a touch of “cheerfulness”. This last proposal is particularly interesting in the case of a mismatched outfit to make the whole thing sportier.
Why wear sneakers with a classic garment?
Wearing sneakers with a suit can bring a number of benefits. First of all, it can give a more casual and modern look, contrasting the formal style of this outfit and the sporty style of the sneakers. It's also a way to stand out. Also, sneakers are often lighter and more comfortable than classic shoes, which can be beneficial if you have to move around a lot, or stand for a long time.
It is therefore entirely possible to wear sneakers with a suit, but it depends on the context and the type of sneakers you choose. In some situations, it may be preferable to adhere to a strict dress code, and therefore to wear formal shoes. In other situations, you can afford to add a touch of madness with a pair of sneakers if you like it, or if it allows you to express your creativity and stand out.
In short, it is important to think about the image you want to convey.