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15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhere

Whether you wear them with shorts or black-tie dresses (hello, sneakers with sparkles!), these trainers will kick up your style this summer. Plus, tips for keeping them clean and stink-free.
15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhere

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Sweet eyelet

Women's Bal Sneaker, $10, Payless.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywherePayless Women's Bal Sneakers

Twinkle toes

Charles David Sante Sneakers, $150, Anthropologie.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereCharles David Sante Sparkle Sneakers

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Navy lady

Supurga Cotu Classic Sneaker, $79, Revolve Clothing.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereSupurga Cotu Classic Sneakers

Pretty in pastels

Vans California Era Buttersoft Sneaker, $75, Urban Outfitters

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereVans California Era Buttersoft Sneakers

Fun with dots

Bucketfeet Printed DoLace Up Sneaker, $55, Town Shoes.

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Luxe leather

Vagabond Zoe Leather Shoes, $145, Capezio.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereVagabond Zoe Leather Shoes

Cool colour block

Micheal Michael Kors Kristy leather-paneled canvas sneakers, $100, Net-A-Porter.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereMicheal Michael Kors Kristy Sneakers

Strut in stripes

Lodero Sneakers, $175, Kate Spade.

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Midas touch

Fabric Plimsoll, $50, Zara.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereZara Fabric Plimsoll Sneakers

Tropical treat

Champion Picnic, $50, Keds.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereKeds Champion Picnic Sneakers

Sporty spice

Nike Primo Court Mesh Trainers, $96, ASOS.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereNike Primo Court Mesh Trainers

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Flower power

Orvano Sneaker, $55, Aldo.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereAldo Floral Orvano Sneakers

Silver bullet

Premium Superstar '80s Trainers by Topshop for Adidas Originals, $150, Topshop.

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Jean machine

Trainers, $18, H&M.

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Cult favourite

Chuck Taylor Classic, $50, Converse.

15 chic sneakers you can wear anywhereConverse Chuck Taylor Classic Sneakers

5 tips for keeping your sneakers clean and odour-free

1. Did you know canvas sneakers can be thrown in the washing machine? Be sure to remove the laces (wash separately) and zip shoes in a mesh laundry bag. Use cold water and set the cycle to gentle. Let air dry.

2. For small scuffs and marks a good ol' toothbrush is your best bet. Mix a solution of soap and water and brush away. Rinse well.

3. If your sneakers have mud-crusted soles, get a bin or tray (storage containers work great for this) and pour in a shallow layer of hot water. The liquid should cover only the rubber sole. Place sneakers in the water and let soak. Toss muddy water and repeat as needed.

4. Combating smelly sneakers starts with clean, dry feet and fresh socks. If you need some additional odour-blasting power, remove insoles and sprinkle the interior with baking soda. Be sure to dust soda on the loose insole as well (top and bottom). Place shoes in a warm, dry space and let them rest. A few hours out in the hot sun or overnight should do it. Shake off any residual powder and have a sniff. Repeat if necessary. Travelling? Line your shoes with a dryer sheet, it will help to keep them fresh and scent-free.

5. For leather sneakers, the key is giving them a quick wipe down with a damp non-abrasive cloth after each and every wear. This will prevent dirt from building up and penetrating into the leather. For stubborn spots, try a magic eraser.

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