7 Ways To Style Your Sneakers With Everything In Your Closet
As a desi who attended public schools in many Indian states, a better part of my childhood was spent in regulation uniform paired with cute mary-janes. Having a flair for style, it was difficult for me given the outfit choices were limited to these uniforms, and later boy-clothes my mom bought from the local wholesale store. So, in addition to me constantly tugging and teasing my outfits to make them look cool, I needed to be equipped with a smart pair of shoes that won’t give up on me just after one summer. And these shoes, much like every other pre-teen in the country, were almost exclusively from Bata.
Having said that, I lost touch with the shoes from Bata once I hit thirteen and only wanted to wear cuter styles that were fished out of streetside piles by the roadside. The only times I did visit the store were with my father, who picked out work shoes, or my mom who stocked up on jelly sandals before Mumbai rains hit. Yet, the image of my Bata school shoes braving heavy-duty dance rehearsals always stuck with me. This is why, when I recently stumbled onto a store to quickly pick up some flats (my heels broke on the way to work), I was dumbfounded to see the sheer variety of stylish shoes in their new collection.
From embellished party flats to fiery red pumps that will slay with all of my LBDs, it felt like shoe heaven in there. My millennial heart leaped with joy- I could have pretty shoes that would last.. The star of the show, however, was the incredible sneakers. As someone who has been obsessed with ‘Sneakerhead’ culture, I was excited. Finally, I can start building my sneaker collection, which is okay, because you can wear them with literally anything.
Don’t believe me? Check out these unique ways to style your Bata sneakers with everything in your closet!
The Boho Chick
This look is all about the contrast. Pair a colourful kurta dress with a pair of white sneakers. Add on chunky silver jewellery and you’re all set to slay.
The Boss Babe
Give your workwear essential shift dress a makeover. Throw on a pair of snakeskin sneakers and watch that LBD go from work to play!
The Street Style Star
Get the look of your favourite social media fashionista with this trick. Pair cool blue denim sneakers with some high waisted paperbag trousers and a classic white shirt for that Insta-worthy click!
The Athleisure Ace
Love to live in your yoga pants? Swap the flats for some textured silver glitter sneakers and keep things effortlessly stylish while running around doing your errands.
The Desi Trendsetter
I love a woman in a saree! Better yet, someone who is out and about in a cotton drape, with no time to get achy feet with ‘em heels. Swap the stilettos for a pretty pair of floral sneakers and watch the compliments flow.
The Pub Hopper
The place where the coolest Sneakerheads hang out is by the side of the dance floor. Why would you ever put on uncomfortable boots when there is a perfectly cool pair of multi-colored sneakers available. Get an attractive pair if red-black-and-yellow sneakers to go with your leather booty shorts to slay on the floor!
The Traveling Toes
Regardless of the kind of traveler you are, you can always use a pair of stylish and comfortable shoes. Whether it’s your traveling seats or a sexy pair of fitted jeans, pick animal print sneakers to instantly elevate the look. Not even the airport security will make you take these off!
Watch out for Bata dropping new arrivals every Friday. Make sure you take time off and head there to shop the latest styles!