10 Perfect Dress and Sneaker Combos

There comes a point every summer when our feet protest our collection of strappy, flimsy, blister-inducing sandals. When that happens, it's time to bust out the sneakers and dresses—our go-everywhere uniform for summer adventures. Here, we've rounded up 10 perfect combos, from floaty chiffon midi-dresses and metallic Nikes to lacy slips and suede creepers.

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Slip Dress and Slip-Ons

Strappy V-Neck Slip Dress, $90, topshop.com.
Jersey Top, $6, hm.com.
Slip On 98 Reissue LX Sneakers by Vault by Vans x Robert Williams, $130, openingceremony.com.
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Pick a simple shift in a solid color, layer a white T-shirt underneath, and let your patterned sneaks steal the spotlight.

Gingham and Chucks

Gingham Ruffle Dress by Sea, $306, shopbop.com.
Chuck Taylor Monochrome High Top by Converse, $60, the hut.com.

What's more Americana than gingham and Chuck Taylors? We're into this all-white edition of the classic sneaker.

Daisies and Gazelles

Balloon-Sleeved Daisy-Print Crepe Dress by Preen Line, $273, matchesfashion.com.
Gazelle Sneaker by Adidas Originals, $80, urbanoutfitters.com.
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Pretty '90s print, meet '90s shoe.

Prints and Metallics

Mosaic Ikat Print Cotton Voile Dress by Rachel Comey, $247, matchesfashion.com.
Classic Cortez in Red Bronze, $70, footlocker.com.
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Add a bit of flash to a muted print with metallic sneakers.

Red, White, and Blue

Dress With Rope Straps, $115, cosstores.com.
Slip-On Platform Sneaker by Opening Ceremony, $195, otteny.com.
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It's pretty much impossible to go wrong with a nautical dress and streamlined slip-ons.

Colorblocking, Two Ways

Flared Dress, $95, stories.com.
Eden Lace-Up Sneakers by Alexander Wang, $395, shopbop.com.

Try colored laces to highlight one of the shades in your dress.

Florals and Platforms

Asymmetrical Patchwork Dress by Derek Lam 10 Crosby, $550, otteny.com.
Metallic Leather Sneakers by Kenzo, $360, luisaviaroma.com.
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A sweet dress is anchored by extra-chunky sneakers.

Knits and Nikes

Gabe Dress, $165, aritzia.com.
Air Force 1 Perforated Leather Sneaker by Nike, $120, net-a-porter.com.

If there is an easier, cooler, getting-things-done outfit, please let us know.

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Lace and Creepers

Printed Camisole Dress, $50, zara.com.
Suede Creeper by Puma x Rihanna, $130, kithnyc.com.

Sometimes a look just needs some stompy shoes.

Cutouts and Mesh

Satin Poplin Smocked Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $365, tibi.com.
Flyknit Zoom Agility Sneakers, $150, champssports.com.

If your sneakers are real-deal gym shoes, play up the athletic vibe with a simple, solid dress.

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