Outfits with Tennis Shoes

woman sitting with cute sneakersWhen it comes to seasonless, versatile footwear, tennis shoes are at the top of the list. But what are tennis shoes? They’re an inherently casual, always comfortable footwear, and go with just about any ensemble in the winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Whether you call them tennies, sneakers, trainers, or active shoes, you can count on this footwear category to never go out of style. Best of all, you don’t have to be an athlete or even a frequent exerciser to rock tennis shoes on the regular.

If you appreciate the sporty vibe of active shoes but aren’t sure what to wear them with or how to style them, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for Vionic’s favorite outfits with tennis shoes.

7 Cute Outfits with Tennis Shoes

What are the best ways to style women’s sneakers and athletic shoes? Our favorite looks include:

  • Jeans and a t-shirt
  • Leggings and a button-down
  • Athleisure wear
  • T-shirt dress
  • High-waisted pants and a basic top
  • Jumpsuit with sneaker wedges
  • Maxi dress with sneaker booties

Ahead, a detailed breakdown of each ensemble, along with styling tips and guidance on which sneakers to choose.

1. Timeless T-Shirt and Jeans

If you’ve wondered what to wear with white sneakers, chances are you’ve opted for this classic look! Jeans and a t-shirt is a tried-and-true outfit combo you can wear all four seasons, rain or shine.¹ Denim is always on-trend, plus you can choose the style that flatters you best, whether it’s wide-leg, bootcut, flared, distressed, straight-leg, white jeans, boyfriend jeans, or skinny jeans.

For your top, a fitted tee in a basic hue is never a bad choice—especially with wide-leg, boyfriend, and other looser cuts of jeans. If you’re rocking slim-cut pants, you might consider an oversized t-shirt. For an edgy appeal, go with a vintage graphic tee.

What Tennis Shoes Go with Jeans and a T-Shirt?

Most casual and comfortable shoes go with this look. We’re talking throw-back styles with retro detailing, animal-print fashion sneakers, a white sneaker, a chucky sneaker, sleek slip-ons, trendy high-tops, you name it.

2. Leggings and an Oversized Button-Down

Woman in leggins and tennis shoes riding a bike

We’re also big fans of leggings and an oversized button-down with sneakers. Over the past decade, stretchy pants have evolved into an acceptable form of streetwear clothes, and we’re here for it. If you ask us, a pair of black leggings has an important place in every modern woman’s wardrobe—though there’s certainly nothing wrong with bright colors and prints.

The key to wearing them in public is to rock a long shirt on top, like an oversized button-down. Whether you reach for a flannel, a crisp white blouse, or a denim button-up shirt, you’ll be on-trend while balancing out your tight-fitting bottoms. Before you go shopping for this look, make sure you know how sneakers should fit!

What Tennis Shoes Go with Leggings and a Button-Down?

Like jeans and a tee, lots of tennis shoes go with this outfit. You can’t go wrong with a fresh white sneaker, though we also love bolder designs with neon uppers, metallic embellishments, and lug-style soles.

3. Laid Back in Athleisure Wear

Athletic woman in sporty outfit with tennis shoes, jumping in the air

Athleisure is no longer considered a passing trend. The style is here to stay, which is wonderful news for folks who like the sporty look and want to be comfortable when they’re out and about.

On the bottom, you can rock running tights, yoga pants, bike shorts, or joggers. For your shirt, opt for a crop top, a performance tee, a half-zip hoodie, or a crewneck sweatshirt. If you like the look of a matching set, go with a tracksuit or sweatsuit.²

While workout gear comes in a range of bright colors and prints, it translates best to lifestyle attire when you stick to neutral hues. Think black, gray, navy, charcoal, brown, and white. We also appreciate that you can combine athleisure wear with casual pieces, like a cable-knit sweater or a denim jacket.

What Tennis Shoes Go with Athleisure Wear?

As for your footwear, low-top black or white sneakers will offer a laid-back yet undeniably chic effect. Go with sneaker booties, high-top tennis shoes, or proper cross-trainers if you want to really lean into the active look.

4. T-Shirt Dress and Trainers

Can you wear a dress with sneakers? You bet! Believe it or not, sneakers go with virtually every outfit, and dresses are no exception. With that said, one of our favorite looks is a t-shirt dress with tennis shoes.

This style of frock is typically woven from cotton without a seam around the waist. The cut is usually on the looser and shorter side, though midi- and maxi-length t-shirt dresses aren’t unheard of. You can rock a leather coat, denim jacket, or long cardigan on top and maybe a ball cap or beanie for a sporty appeal.

What Tennis Shoes Go with a T-Shirt Dress?

When styling a t-shirt dress, we recommend casual tennis shoes with more subtle silhouettes. Squeaky-clean white shoes are always a wise choice, though we also adore green, pink, red, and neon shoes with a neutral dress. High-top trainers can also look effortlessly cool while balancing out a shorter frock.


5. High-Waisted Pants and a Basic Top

The notion that tennis shoes only go with jeans, shorts, and workout apparel is a common misconception. They also look great with high-waisted trousers or pleated pants and a basic top, such as a fitted tank, bodysuit, crop top, or mock-neck.

What Tennis Shoes Go with High-Waisted Pants?

For this look, we suggest casual tennis shoes and fashion sneakers over athletic footwear. Simple white canvas shoes, laceless high-tops, sneaker wedges, and sneakerized lug boots are all excellent choices.

6. Wedge Sneakers and a Jumpsuit

Another one of our favorite looks is wedge sneakers and a jumpsuit.³ Similar to dresses, jumpsuits are fashionable, convenient, one-piece ensembles that can be dressed up or down for a variety of occasions.

For semi-formal or professional settings, slip into a blazer, trench coat, or peacoat. And if you’re aiming for a laid-back vibe, go with a bomber, rain slicker, leather jacket, or denim coat.

7. Maxi Dress and Sneaker Booties

When it comes to women’s fashion, there may be nothing more universally flattering than the maxi dress. The ankle-length frock can be dressed up for formal events like weddings, worn to work, or rocked on casual, beach-centric occasions.

Though lots of tennis shoes go with maxi dresses, we’re particularly fond of sneaker booties for this look. Featuring durable rubber outsoles and rising up to the ankles, this footwear style is ideal for fall and winter. To keep your toes and legs warm in chilly weather, you might consider slipping on a pair of nylons, tights, or tall knit socks.

As for your outerwear, consider a trench, a knee-length rain jacket, or a wool overcoat. For an additional layer of warmth underneath, reach for an extra-long cardigan, a slouchy sweater, or a button-down shirt.

Where to Buy Comfortable Tennis Shoes for All Occasions

Vionic is your resource for comfortable tennis shoes. Our casual and active styles include classic tennies, athletic sneakers, slip on sneakers, high-tops, sneaker booties, hidden wedges, leather sneakers, chunky sneakers with lug soles, walking shoes, stretchy canvas shoes, sporty sneakers, anti-slip styles, and everything in between.

Not only are our orthotic shoes stylish and comfortable, but they also offer ample arch support and cushioning. Many Vionic shoes carry a Seal of Approval from the APMA (​​American Podiatric Medical Association), certifying that they’re supportive and benefit foot health.

Browse our podiatrist-designed women and men’s tennis shoes with arch support today!


External Sources:

  1. Susan Kim. “How to Wear Jeans with Sneakers”. Wiki How. Sep 14, 2021. https://www.wikihow.com/Wear-Jeans-with-Sneakers
  2. Lauren Alexis Fisher. “The Fashion Girl’s Updated Guide to Wearing Sneakers”. Harpers Bazaar. Dec 27, 2017. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/g7255/fashionable-ways-to-wear-sneakers/
  3. “How to Wear Wedge Sneakers”. Wiki How. May 4, 2021. https://www.wikihow.com/Wear-Wedge-Sneakers

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