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This week: I am looking for a pair of sneakers that I can wear on casual summer days—and this is coming from a girl who doesn’t wear sneakers! I am specifically looking for something that is colorful and fun. I also want something that doesn’t look like a gym sneaker. – Aurora
Hi Aurora. The good news is that sneakers are having a major moment right now. One particular sneaker style that is particularly popular is a sneaker with a hidden wedge—much like Ash’s Bowie Suede Lace-Up Wedge Sneaker ($225). These are definitely colorful and will also flatter the leg, but they do have that athletic look about them. Another sneaker that we like is Coach’s Barrett Poppy Sneaker ($98). They will look as amazing with a sun dress as they will with shorts and a tee, plus they will catch the eye thanks to their bright print. Good luck!