Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media. As always all opinions are my own.
This is by far my favorite blog post ever: one, because I was able to work with my princess, and two, because we are both some serious shoe lovers. You can probably imagine our excitement when we were asked to select back-to-school shoes from DSW and show how we would style each of our shoes. We are both girly-girls and sneakers are not our usual picks, but these were both just too cute to pass on. I also feel like sneakers made their way into every trendy fashionista's closet this past year. They are no longer just for the gym or for playing sports. With simple color combos—like these black-and-white ones—and some sleeker designs, we can now add it to some of our favorite looks and still look chic.
For my daughter's look, I decided to go with what she loves the most: a dress. I then accessorized it with a denim jacket and her adorable print backpack. I know a lot of people stay away from dressing their kids in black, but the trick is to add a pop of color where you can. For this particular look, the backpack and the denim jacket kept the look from being too monochromatic.
I wanted to keep with the black-and-white theme to style my super-cool sneakers, but I added a pop of color by wearing my favorite red aviators and red lipstick. I also wore my faux-leather shorts to add a different texture to my look. I love these shorts. They are so versatile and super comfy and go perfectly with these sneakers. Both our looks are super easy and comfy, and are the perfect choice for a back-to-school look.
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