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How to Style Bow Sneakers with a Dress

Happy Monday Friends

I hope everyone had a great weekend. After an abundance of rain, and a wooded trail that resembled a small lake, we have finally be blessed with some warm sunny days over the weekend. Of course we took full advantage, and went to Morgan Ridge, a dog-friendly vineyard, on Saturday. I will be writing about this vineyard and wines Friday on the blog. Now, lets talk about fun statement sneakers! Does it seem like everything is a statement these days? Statement sleeves, statement jewelry, bags, sandals, sneakers.

When I first saw these on Zara, I really liked them! I have a shopping rule. If I look at something and return to gaze and stare at it on-line for more than 2 times, then I probably should buy it for my closet! It usually means I really, really like it. I did look at these certainly more than that and thought they would be great to wear with striped casual dresses, cargos, jeans and more. I loved the big bow and how unique they were. So, as I bought these months ago , I thought it was time I style them for the blog. You will be seeing me wearing these more on the blog.

I thought to wear them with one of my favorite Karina dresses, the Patti. Almost a tee style pencil dress in rust, orange, and navy tones I wanted to add that fun girly touch with these statement sneakers. Not only are they comfortable, but will go with practically anything.

If you are looking for a pair of slip on sneakers or bow sneakers, they are certainly on  trend right now!

Here are some ways to wear sneakers with a dress: 

1.converse and florals- make for a fun, casual pairing

2. Think casual dress with casual sneakers

3. Pairing a neutral or white pair with a fun shift or striped dress.

4. For a more feminine look go for embellishment or bows on your sneakers.

5.Consider the season you are in! For light summer-spring looks, go with canvas, eyelette, or a nude leather.

6. Make it a Fun way to Mix Patterns with your sneakers being an additional print. ( ie. gingham, floral..etc)

They no longer have this exact pair on Zara anymore, but I linked up some that are available!


Have fun!


Jess xo

Dress: c/o Karina Dresses, Earrings and Necklace ( lst yr charming charlies) Bag- Rebecca Minkoff, sneakers: ZARA

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    May 11, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    These sneakers are too cute! I love them with your floral dress. I always think the same thing about items I keep returning to look at over and over again. 🙂 Thanks for linking up, Jess!

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    May 9, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I love those sneakers – I’ve been thinking about getting some too. They look fantastic with that gorgeous dress. I’d love to wear sneakers with a dress but I’m so self-conscious about my large feet! I think the combination of a nude shade and the ruffle might just work for me…just hoping they’re not sold out now!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 10, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Emma! I didnt see them anymore on Zara, but I linked some similar ones, I just thought they were so cute from the start. I wear them often! You would look great in a pair! xx

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    May 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    What a lovely look Jess, I quite fancy some trainers like these. Jacqui

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you Jacqui! I love wearing them, they are so comfortable and caught my eye straight away! You should get yourself a pair! 🙂 xx

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    Is This Mutton?
    May 7, 2017 at 4:38 am

    That’s a beautiful dress Jess and styled so elegantly with the jewelry. It goes so well with the sneakers!
    Thanks for joining the Fabulous Friday link up.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Hi Gail, thank you! These are my favorite fashion sneakers, I wear them with so much! 🙂 xx

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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    May 6, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great dress!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you Nicole, it is one of my favorites from Karina 🙂 xx

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    May 4, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I love the look of sneakers and a dress! Those shoes are so cute! Perfect styling!

    Doused In Pink

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thank you Jill! These are my favorite pair at the moment, so comfy! Glad you like the look! xx

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    Heather Lord
    May 4, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Very pretty dress, and I love the necklace you chose to go with it, and the fact that the earrings are similar, but not exactly the same – which could’ve been “too matchy matchy”.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 4, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Hi Heather! Thank you , it was given by Karina Dresses, they are one of my favorite dress companies. Im not a big matchy matchy type girl! :_) Appreciate the comment! xx

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    May 3, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I am really loving the way you styled this outfit! I have been seeing bows EVERYWHERE! I definitely want a pair of adorable sneakers like these! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/lost-pretty-pastels/

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 4, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Hi Chloe, thank you! I do seem to be attracted to the bows too on certain shoes and there are alot of them out there. xx

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    May 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    The blush and bow are so pretty! What a fun footwear to choose for this dress!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 3, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thank you Jessica! I just loved these sneakers when I first saw them! 🙂 xx

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    May 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    I love these with a Karina dress! It shows your originality and sense of fun-in-fashion. xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 3, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Patti, I will be wearing these more and more.. cute and comfy! xx

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    May 2, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I too have been meaning to add some bow sneakers. I love yours and how they dress down that perfect floral sheath. The jewelry is the perfect match, too.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 4, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Ada, they are the most comfortable pair of shoes and I couldnt pass them up! xx

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    May 1, 2017 at 9:03 am

    What a perfect combination of function and style, Jess!! And I love how you paired them with a dress!! I really think we are starting a fabulous new trend!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 4, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Jodie! I see lots of dresses with sneakers in the magazines etc.. not too many IRL, but I love d these and new I would pair them different ways. xx

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