Finally—A Guide To Wearing (Sustainable) Street Style You Can Actually Pull Off


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Despite the amount of style inspo stashed on your Insta saved page or all the trips you make to your neighborhood vintage shop, putting together a Tracee Ellis Ross-level street style look is plain hard.

The key? Creating unexpected pairings by throwing together an edgy dress and a classic pair of sneaks, or a cozy sweater with matching shoes for a monochrome effect. It’s totally acceptable (and cool) to pair unusual-yet-still-harmonious pieces together to create an outfit that’s all your own.

And it’s even better when you can do it sustainably. To help you get started, we curated three equally photo-worthy get-ups that also go easy on the planet. The common denominator is the Sperry BIONIC® shoe—a low-key kick that comes in three different styles, an assortment of colors, and is crafted from recycled ocean plastic. Posing with your own (reusable) canteen never looked so good.

Scroll down for three sustainable fashion looks to take your street style to the next level.


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Pro tip: Layering is always key. Since it’s spring and you can’t predict if it’ll be sunny and pleasant or a freezing hellscape, throwing on a black sweater underneath this glam dress is the ultimate hack—and clearly should be shown off in your OOTD post.

Next, mix your patterns. We picked the Sperry BIONIC® Boat Shoe in a subtle navy stripe to play with your eco-friendly frock’s saucy snakeskin print. Strap on a fanny pack with a pair of cat-eye sunglasses, and you’re ready for fashion week take two.


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How could you not turn some heads in head-to-toe monochromatic pink? This casual yet mega stylish combo can take you from work to hipster coffee shop to strutting down the runway (ahem, sidewalk).

And we found the just-right blush shoe to polish off your ’fit: Sperry’s Crest Vibe BIONIC® Sneaker. This pair is subtle and comfy, but delivers when you’re snapped by the paparazzi (AKA your friend).


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Let’s take it back a decade or so with a bright, cropped hoodie (that you’d for sure look great dance cardio-ing in). Counteract the pop of color with a camo pant that’s cropped at the ankle to show off your statement socks and footwear.

Said footwear is this Sperry’s BIONIC® slip-on sneaker, a fresher take on your classic all-white slip-on, with blasts of red and blue (it comes in more color options, too). You’re a mix-and-match genius.

In partnership with Sperry

Top photo: Getty Images/Lauren Naefe

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