I don't know if you've noticed, but sporty, chunky-soled sneakers are taking over right now, and I'm not mad about it in the slightest. There's really nothing I love more than a footwear trend that's actually comfortable. One brand that's doing the trend justice is Sorel. Its sneakers all feature really interesting soles and come in a wide variety of colors, so there's something for everyone.
Content creator and sneaker lover Connie Korenovsky is a fan of the brand's latest styles. She's already proving that sporty sneakers and cropped pants make the coolest outfit combo, especially for those cooler days in late spring. Come summer, I'd swap the pants for a lightweight dress, but for now these three outfits are all I want to wear.
I've been admiring Korenovsky's laid-back, androgynous style from afar for a long time and was excited to get an inside look at her spring and summer wardrobe. She's a sneaker girl through and through because, as she puts it, "sneakers are the most versatile shoe. I can go on a hike, grab coffee, and go out to dinner all in the same shoe." I'm convinced this is true after seeing the first pair she styled from Sorel. Korenovsky jokes that this look is "construction worker meets fashion girl." I love the way she matches the orange color of the heel detail to her oversize, utilitarian vest. The printed pants are a little unexpected, and that's precisely why I'm a fan of her choice here.
For me, denim-on-denim looks will never get old. There are always new ways to re-create this outfit combo. In this case, Korenovsky takes cropped, distressed jeans and pairs them with a denim jacket in a similar wash. The baby blue in the sneaker ties it all together. This look is perfect for a chilly day, and that hoodie and beanie will come in handy if spring showers hit. "These sneakers are my favorite out of all the shoes because of the comfort level," Korenovsky says.
In case you haven't noticed, Korenovsky has a thing for color. "Don't be afraid of color—have fun with it, play around with combining different colors. The beauty of fashion is expressing yourself," she explains. I really like the way she plays with color in this almost monochromatic look. The pink tongue on the sneakers (you have to love Sorel for thinking of these details!) ties in quite well with the cropped pants and vest without looking like she tried too hard to make it happen. The grey sweatshirt breaks things up a bit, which I'm into. Come summer, I'd just swap the sweatshirt out for a tank in the same shade and keep everything else exactly the same.