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THE SNEAKER EDITION
BY LAUREN BLACK
At this point, I'm pretty sure I have no idea how to walk in heels anymore. As sweatpants and sneakers become our new closet staples—and the extent of our self-expression through our personal style—I've realized it's at least a reasonable time to be adding a few new kicks to my collection. So far, I've narrowed my options down to a few iconic styles that seem to be having a moment. To kick off a new series for this newsletter I'm calling The Now & Later, I've put together a few ideas on how I'd wear each sneaker style in quarantine and in that magical post-corona world we're all dreaming of.

1. The New Balances.
Everyone is Instagramming wearing New Balances right now. You can pay an extra hundred bucks to own the same pair Timothée Chalamet has (trust me, I'm tempted, too) or simply opt for another retro pair without a PR push.
SNEAKERS New Balance, $75  TSHIRT Madewell, $16 BLAZER Mango, $105 PANTS Mango, $55 SWEATSHIRT Lou & Grey, $70 SWEATPANTS Lou & Grey, $70 EARRINGS Mejuri, $80 SUNGLASSES Le Specs, $79 BAG By Far, $413 FACE MASK Off White, but buy one of these instead
2. The Colorful Kicks.
We could all use a little something to brighten our days, and a colorful pair of sneakers tends to have that effect.
SNEAKERS Veja, $152 SWEATSHIRT Gildan, $9 SHORTS Shop We Wore What, $118 SPORTS BRA Aritzia, $25 SHORTS Aritzia, $20 NECKLACES Gorjana, $60 and $65 BAG Oneda, $34 FACE MASK Etsy, $17 
3. The Converse Comeback.
Not that they were ever out of style, but it might be time to commit to a Converse comeback as an equally sporty alternative to the chunky dad sneakers we've all been wearing.
SNEAKERS Converse, $55 COAT Uniqlo, $80 TANK Cotton Citizen, $80 PANTS Uniqlo, $40  HOODIE Bella + Canvas, $48 SHORTS Bella + Canvas, $38 NECKLACE Urban Outfitters, $16 BAG Mango, $28 SOCKS Uniqlo, $13 FACE MASK Talentless, Free with purchase
4. The Classic Nikes.
Nike Air Forces are the perfect match for summer dresses, if we get to have summer. Since I somehow still don't own a pair, I'd be willing to buy one to help manifest rooftop season for us all.
SNEAKERS Nike, $90 BLAZER Blank NYC, $118 DRESS With Jean, $169 SHIRT X Karla, $48 SHORTS Billie The Label, $88 NECKLACES The M Jewelers, $95 SUNGLASSES & Other Stories, $29 RINGS Mejuri, $65 and $230 SOCKS Nike, $20 FACE MASK KES, $17
5. The Old-School Vans.
Another option: Add a printed pair of old-school Vans to freshen up a simple pair of sweats. Since everything else in our lives is chaos, adding few more prints to the mix won't hurt, either. 
SNEAKERS Vans, $50 SWEATSHIRT H&M, $15 SWEATPANTS H&M, $13 JEANS Madewell, $128 BELT AllSaints, $88 SOCKS Stussy, $15 FACE MASK GRLFRND, $17

The inspiration.
It's called power walking. 
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