How To Style a Dress with Sneakers for Spring

June 6, 2017


Love this Spring look with a floral dress and sneakers from Anthropologie- M Loves M @marmar

If you look through the archives of my site, you’ll see that I’m a dress girl through and through. They fit my style perfectly because they’re feminine and easy. It’s a one and done outfit as I like to say. The accessories and outerwear are just a bonus!

I’ve been known to wear dresses with heels, sandals, even ankle booties, but a new go-to combo is styling a dress with sneakers. Today I’m sharing how to style a dress with sneakers for spring. Hopefully it will give you some outfit inspiration for a feminine and super comfy outfit!

Spring lip with floral anthropologie dress- M Loves M @marmar Floral and lace dress paired with Gola sneakers - M Loves M @marmar Spring sneakers option from Gola Spring outfit with floral dress and sneakers Love this bag from Furla accessories to wear with floral dress for Spring love this floral dress and jacket from anthropologie- M Loves M @marmar


dress . jacket . shoes {also here} . bag . cuff bracelet . link bracelet . A bracelet . lipstick in Lexington Ave Coral .

One thing I love about this dress is how feminine it is. The floral print and the lace trim are unabashedly girly. While I could have just as easily picked a simple t-shirt dress to style with sneakers {I’ve done it before}, I thought it would be nice to show how to style a dress with sneakers for spring if the dress is more feminine.

First of all, I love a good contrast. While my style is more girly, I sometimes like to edge things up just a bit. Take this outfit for example. I paired this more ladylike dress with an army green utility jacket and a pair of sneakers. I think it works though! The green in the jacket compliments the pattern of the dress and the sneakers have some girly charm to them: they’re metallic rose gold! They’re different and yet they’re complimentary. At least I think so!

One benefit of wearing a dress with sneakers is that you can also take it easily from day to night. Wear the sneakers during the day, and then ditch them for a pretty pair of rose sandal heels at night. I love that this dress will be a versatile one for me this season!

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for reading!


photos by Kimber Brown

  • Brandi Matthews

    I love this look! Those sneaks are super cute too!
    Happy Monday!
    Xx Brandi

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Such a sweet dress, love it!


  • I really love that style, and to be honest i still wasn’t entire sure about the dress/sneaker association but you know what?! It looks so cool on you that i’m definitely going to give it a go! Also that dress is just to die for, love the colors the lace, it’s gorgeous! Have a lovely day darling! xo

    • Ah! I’m so glad you’ve been inspired Melodie! It’s such a fun and easy style! Give it a go and let me know what you think!

  • Rach

    How cute is this! That dress is darling and it does pair very well with sneakers!

  • Natali

    Sneakers and a floral dress has become one of my favourite combos!! You’re looking charming in this outfit!

    • Thanks so much lovely! I’m loving all the sneaker options these days!

  • Ruby

    Love the look! I rarely wear sneakers and when I do I wear them to go to the gym. However, after seeing this look I may try it especially since I’m a mom with 2 babies under two! Very cute!

    • You should definitely give it a go Ruby! They have been a life saver lately! Let me know if you try them out!

  • Allegra Liu

    Such a cute look, love the jacket too. I have a pair of snakeskin print slip on sneakers that I wear with dresses and I love how comfortable and easy it is. I’d like to try a pair of white sneakers but I’m a little worried about keeping them from getting dingy.

    • So glad you liked it! Those sound so cute! I know, keeping white sneakers clean is always a bit of a challenge 😂 but they are so worth it!

  • You are literally glowing in these pics! Love this look!


  • This dress is so beautiful! Obsessed!

    • Aww thanks so much Shira! I love all the florals this season!

  • I love the rose gold detailing on the sneakers; it definitely keeps the look light and feminine!

    xo, Carey

  • This is so stinking cute Mara! I think I’m going to need to get all of these pieces ASAP. Perfect, perfect styling!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    • Thanks so much Heidi! So glad you liked them! They are quickly becoming my faves!

  • Louis Dupond
  • Liz

    As a pregnant mama suffering through plantar fasciitis in this leg of pregnancy, I’m all for this trend!

    • Oh no girl! Hope this brings some comfort back in to those feet🙌

  • That dress is so versatile and I love those sneakers! I totally agree that wearing a dress with sneakers is a great way to transition an outfit from day to night. All you have to do is switch up the shoes depending on the occasion.


  • rchiariello

    I love the look of sneakers with a dress. I think the key is the white sneakers because they keep the look light and feminine.

  • I have a pair of Keds I purchased this last year that I love pairing with dresses and skirts. Love the way you wore yours, the jacket color is unexpected but works beautifully.


  • Amanda Mercado

    Love how you made this casual with the utility jacket and cute sneaks!

    xo, Amanda

Read previous post:
Cute baby at table for lunch time
Tips for Introducing Solids to a Baby