There are, however, certain rules one must follow when lacing up. For one thing, athleisure-inclined it-girls all seem to agree that a clean shoe is a must—so don't even think about reaching for those caked-in-mud running shoes if you're pulling on a sequined frock.
There's also a preferred shape: While you might be getting into the cold-weather practice of donning as many layers as possible, when it comes to party-appropriate pairings, the look du jour is low-cut (so leave the high tops in the closet if you've got a late-night soiree).
And when it comes to selecting on a style, the more festive the fabric (think velvet, satin, glitter, or metallic), the better.
Ready to kick off your heels and pull on something so comfortable that you'll have no trouble dancing the night away?
Scroll down to see seven ways to wear sneakers to every holiday gathering.
Luckily for die-hard Adidas fans, there's no need to hang up those three-striped sneakers. Pair them with a floor-length, silky gown and they take it from over-dressed to edgy-cool.
Glitter-covered heels: questionable. Glitter-covered lace-ups: quirky-adorable.
Can't handle the tinsel and sparkle of the holidays? Then opt for a spotless white sneaker—it's the perfect complement to your minimalist-chic jumpsuits and architectural dresses.
Kaanas Tatocoa Blush, $119
A shimmering strip of rose-gold is a holiday no-brainer—especially if you've got a shiny lamé skirt to pair it with.
Adidas Stan Smith, $74.95
If you're not quite ready to hop off the Stan Smith train, work your classic kicks with a leather jacket and LBD. Bonus points if you can keep things monochromatic.
Velvet and satin ribbon add a little holiday spirit to an already super-cute look.
If you're wearing an ultra-feminine outfit (hello, lace!), a white sneaker lends the look some cool-girl edge—not to mention serious comfort.
Still think you can't wear sneakers to the office? Think again—these 7 chic outfits prove you can wear them to work. And while you're at it, time to update your 9-to-5 wardrobe with some new workleisure—the trend you're about to see everywhere.
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