Hey! Great news! Looks like we're going to get to leave the house sooner rather than later.
All well and good, but if you're like most, you've gotten extremely used to wearing your comfiest gear at home. Fortunately, wearing sneakers and having an intentional put-together style isn't an oxymoron.
If you've been following along, you'll know we're champions of the smart casual aesthetic: That perfect always-in-between of cozy casual and best dressed guy in the room. The sneakers below will all work effortlessly to get you there.
Best yet, they're all on sale from Nordstrom Rack, where there are currently over 3,400 sneakers on discount up to 60% off. Remember to start by filtering your size so you're only seeing what's available for you. (Be sure to check out our other tricks for scoring name brand deals at Nordstrom Rack too.)
Converse x Footpatrol x Jack Purcell Low Top Sneaker, $59.97
I love the look of these: They're somehow both essentially classic and uniquely modern at the same time. A collab take on the long-running Jack Purcell model, now in loopback cotton and fleece.
Nike Court Royale 2 Low Sneaker, $42.97
I picked up a the previous version of this sneaker several years ago for only a couple bucks less than they're selling for now and are an easy buy for the price.
Abound Felix Lace-Up Sneaker, $39.97
A minimalist (and more frugal) take on the popular Killshot gum sole/suede toe/blue ankle tag combo that works so well. See how to wear them here:
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GREATS The Royale Sneaker, $99.97
Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker, $54.97
Stan Smiths have been a go-to for 6 or 7 years, easily traversing the J.Crew-prep to streetwear landscape.
New Balance 515 Classic Running Sneaker, $56.97
Nike Court Royale 2 Mid Sneaker, $49.97
I've been enjoying taking a simple sneaker and wearing a high top version with a pair of slim or tapered jeans. I picked up a pair of white ones from Frye last year during a Nordstrom Sale, see how I wore them.
New Balance 210 Suede Sneaker, $54.97
I love the black suede – gum sole combo. Something about that navy N that feels old school and modern in a Scandi kind of way.
Converse One Star Pro Oxford Sneaker, $49.97
Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt II Sneaker, $59.97
Nike Court Legacy Sneaker, $44.97
Nike Court Royale Mid Sneaker, $75
Converse One Star Academy Oxford Suede Sneaker, $54.97
PUMA Super Liga OG Retro Leather & Suede Sneaker, $49.97
Adidas Supercourt Sneaker, $53.97
Collegium Pillar Low Sneaker, $89.97
Minimalist white sneakers are the easiest way to start incorporating sneakers into your smart casual outfits, but sometimes you're looking for something a little less bright. Gray on gray sneakers are a refined and uncommon (but not peculiar) alternative. See how well they work in a more dressed up style:
Aquatalia Leonardo Suede Espadrille Sneaker, $144.97
Trask Ayers Perforated Slip-On Sneaker, $69.97
Sperry Plushwave Slip-on Sneaker, $49.97
Sperry makes some solid sneakers for the discounted price you can usually find them at. As the makers of the first boat shoe, they have a long heritage of producing footwear for the off hours.
Peter Millar Crown Sneaker, $59.97
Merrell Barkley Capture Leather Sneaker, $59.97
Born Allegheny Sneaker, $59.97
VANS Triple White Doheny Sneaker, $49.97
They'll look so good worn in.
New Balance Skate Shoe, $39.97
Sperry Halyard CVO Sneaker, $49.97
A different colorway for a sneaker I wore last summer: