How To Style A Black Sneaker

One invaluable item to travel with is a great sneaker.

Great as in it has to be comfortable enough to walk the length and breadth of a new city in, but sleek enough that it still looks chic.

Great as in it has to go with multiple outfits, look fashionable, not make your foot look giant, and not look like a running shoe.

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Black Superga sneakers

All the cool Italian and French girls wear Italian made Superga sneakers, in black, white and various fun colors. They make them look so fabulous!

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Jennifer Aniston in Superga

Stateside celebs including Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Aniston, and Karlie Kloss swear by them too.

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Karlie Kloss in Superga

Alessandra Ambrosio in Superga

I bought my first pair of Superga a few years ago in Sicily. They are hot pink with white. I’ve since bought grey Superga as well as a white pair and a black pair. I wear them on set when I have long shoots, I wear them around town, and I wear them when I travel.

Although I bought my first pair when I was away, I’ve bought my subsequent pairs online at Nordstrom.com

Here is a little video about how cool Superga shoes are:

https://www.joyus.com/accessories/1-2236/seen-on-gwen-stefani-superga-sneakers-hosted-by-zoe-ruderman?utm_source=social-share-link&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=ZLK04NI0001&utm_content=vp2236_seenongwen

I wear my pink, grey and white superga all the time, but haven’t been wearing the black pair so often largely because I have a harder time styling them.
I saw the following article on How To Style A Black Sneaker on PopSugar.com and now am pulling my black Superga sneaks out of the closet and putting them back into rotation.

You need a really cool black sneaker – you need a pair of Superga!

Here is the PopSugar story:

You swore to yourself you’d wear them, but a few months later, your black sneakers are still sitting in your closet, waiting for you to break ’em out and rock them with the perfect look. The only problem? You have no idea what said look is, and you’ve come to realize that these shoes are trickier to style than you thought.

No worries. As always, bloggers are here to save the day — or, at the very least, your outfit. Scroll through to gather some inspiration, then shop the pairs they love to wear.

1. Striped shirt, denim cutoffs, wide brimmed hat

Follow Sincerely Jules

2. With a light long sleeved top, loose pants and a wide brim hat

Follow by_annna

3. With a white dress and a leather jacket

Follow black_palms

4. With a graphic tee, boyfriend jeans and a fedora

Follow mija_mija

5. With a duster, black jeans, white shirt

Follow joandkemp

6. Chambray shirt and jeans

Follow  Vivaluxury

7. Black tee, black jeans, knotted jacket

Follow Glenzyfeliz

There are 18 more black sneaker blogger Instagrams in the original Pop Sugar story. Check them out here

Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay

Have you been watching Gwen Stefani on The Voice?
I just love her.

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Gwen Stefani, The Voice

With a hugely successful fashion empire, her beauty prowess and her incredibly iconic look, it’s a wonder she doesn’t have her own makeup line. Can you imagine a Gwen look-a-like line? Would you buy products based on her sensational look?
I would.

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iconic Gwen Stefani

Gwen has just announced a partnership with Urban Decay for a limited edition Gwen Stefani collection, debuting in time for Christmas on November 22nd. This is Urban Decay’s first ever celeb collaboration.

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Gwen Stefani Vogue Magazine

A word to the wise: this line will probably have some strong and fabulous lipsticks which will sell out in no time at all. If you find a Gwen lip you love, stock up on it while you have the chance!