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Click through for 10-plus ways to style your totally of-the-moment slip-on sneakers.
1. When in doubt, opt for a timeless style for a timeless outfit.
The only thing more evergreen than chambray and black denim are Vans' checkered slip-ons, which have been a street style staple since the 1980s.
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2. Swap your heels for a fancy pair of slip-ons.

What kind of shoes would you have imagined wearing with this crisp, feminine midi dress? A pair of black patent leather pumps, perhaps? Translate that look into the slip-ons of your choice, and voilà.

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3. Wear a colorful pair with white jeans and other neutral tones.
Neutrals have the luxury of matching with nearly every style and color of shoe, which makes an unexpectedly blue pair of slip-ons a much-appreciated sartorial treat.
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4. Experiment with slightly kooky patterns and designs for an added downtown style.

This whole outfit, what with its sporty leather leggings and simple black sweater, could benefit from a more feminine heel—or a more downtown addition, like these swirly metallic sneaks. We, for one, think she made the right choice.

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5. Give a monochromatic outfit a blast of intense color.

Just when you expected this flared dress to be worn with delicately strappy heels, think again: this is when slip-on sneakers—in this case, in that saturated cobalt shade—are just the best.

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6. Style it with overalls and a plain tee in warm temperatures.

Overalls have been on our editors' spring shopping lists for months, and now that the weather has improved (if only slightly), the item is looking more and more wearable. A solid tee (so as not to look too busy) and patterned slip-ons are a guaranteed way to draw attention to the overalls without focusing on them entirely.

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7. Embrace a preppier seaside vibe with prim espadrilles and a more traditional silhouette.

Nantucket, Montauk and Cape Cod got something right when they instituted espadrille slip-ons as part of their unofficial dress code. The shoes hold up (fairly) well in water, mold well to your feet and look pretty peachy when worn with equally preppy summertime garb.

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8. Wear an irreverent pair with a contrasting pattern or material.

The easiest way to embrace the current pattern-mixing trend is by "matching" an interesting pair of slip-ons with a contrasting top, sweater—or, as shown here, a graphic sweatshirt.

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9. Borrow from the boys with an crisp button-up blouse and TOMS.

Of course, we would be remiss if we went without mentioning TOMS, one of our favorite charitable companies that produces shoes so comfortable, they're now nearly timeless. We, like Emma, recommend you wear them with an oversized white blouse and skinny jeans to pick up your morning coffee.

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10. Go for the off-duty model style with distressed denim and a moto jacket.

There's no better weekend uniform than one that involves jeans shorts and, when the weather is suitable, a leather jacket of your choice. While wearing this look with booties is a solid bet, why not try slip-on sneakers to maintain the outfit's casual edge?

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11. Pair them with frillier, ultra-feminine tops for a cool contrast.

What's the best thing to wear with a piece that screams "ladylike?" An item on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, of course—as in, a pair of shoes you just wouldn't expect. Adding way-easy espadrilles to a more buttoned-up style can dress an outfit down in a way that makes it both work- and play-appropriate.

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