There’s just something about combining dresses and sneakers that I can’t get enough of. I’d call it one of my go-to outfit combos for three seasons out of the year. Both pieces are so easy and comfortable—sneakers being ideal for walking all over NYC, and dresses offering an airy flow while looking wonderfully put together. But while I feel pretty confident in my ability to perfectly pair mini and midi dresses with my favorite kicks, I’ve never been quite as self-assured when it comes to figuring out how to wear sneakers with maxi lengths. That is, until I figured out the One-Palm Rule.
What is the One-Palm Rule you ask? Basically it dictates that there should be at least one palm width between the top of your sneaker and the hem of your dress. Or, if you’re opting to show off your socks with a colorful or sporty ankle or calf sock, you should leave one palm width between your sock and the hem of your dress.