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The Sneaker and Bag Pairings I’m Loving for Summer 2023

A fresh set of duos because sneakers are here to stay

Even in a post-pandemic world where many of us have embraced dressing up more, sneakers still reign supreme, and fashion lovers continue to trade their height-boosting shoes for flatter, more comfortable footwear. Sneakers are here to stay, and the sneaker industry is as competitive, if not more so, than the handbag industry, with It-pairs selling well beyond retail on the secondary market. Hard-to-find pairs of sneakers can be just as coveted as, if not more, than even the most illustrious handbags.

Putting the hype aside, sneakers are not only a comfortable way to add style to any outfit, but they can also easily help add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral look, and instantly a pair of sneakers can change your whole outfit. I love my sneaker collection almost as much as I love my handbag collection, and each year I add a couple of new pairs into my rotation. Admittedly, I’ve been slacking this year, but I’ve got my eyes on a few pairs. My latest obsession is the Sandy Liang x Salomon collab, which of course, is sold out, but thankfully, we’ve got StockX!

Below I’ve rounded up a list of perfect sneaker and bag pairings I love right now! I’ve got you covered with a little something for everyone, whether you love a clunky dad sneaker, a clean sporty silhouette, or a nice white platform. Are you a sneaker lover too? Which pair are you eyeing?

Adidas Gazelle 85 and Bottega Veneta Teen Jodie

Adidas Gazelle 85

Adidas Gazelle 85
via Nordstrom

Bottega Veneta Teen Jodie

Bottega Veneta Teen Jodie
via Bottega Veneta

Sandy Liang x Salomon XT-6 Expanse and The Row Slouchy Banana Bag

Sandy Liang Salomon

The Row Banana Bag

The Row Slouchy Banana Bag

Nike Air Max 95 and Prada Re-Nylon Mini Bag

Nike Air Max 95

Nike Air Max 95
via Net-a-Porter

Prada Nylon Mini Bag

New Balance 990 v3 and Loewe A5 Mini Tote

New Balance 990 v3

Loewe A5 Mini Tote

Converse Chuck 70 Plus and Saint Laurent Small Denim Puffer Bag

Converse High Tops Purple

Saint Laurent Lou Lou Puffer Bag

Vince Warren Court Sneaker and Ralph Lauren Welington Shoulder Bag

Vince Warren Court Sneakers

Ralph Laurent Wellington Bag

featured image via High Snobiety and MATCHESFASHION


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1 year ago

I don’t know what’s more ugly – the bags or the shoes? Hope this is a sponsored or else 😅