The name "Prada" is synonymous with high-street fashion, designer labels and $1,000 price tags. What it doesn't usually mesh with is gym wear. Yet, strange as it may sound, Prada has created a pair of high top sneakers that are so popular (and expensive, natch) that Saks Fifth Avenue has limited customers to purchasing no more than three pairs per month, per person. As if you need that many sneakers. If you're lucky enough to own even one pair, you should match the shoes with outfits that show them off.
Cool, casual and comfortable, leggings are the pants of the new millenium. Celebrities from Victoria Beckham in England to "Hills" star Kristin Cavallari in L.A. can be spotted in them and nothing is required on top. Pair them with a T-shirt for a run outside or wear them in their leather incarnations with gold jewelry and a blinging top for a fancier night out. Either way, leggings go great with high-top Pradas because they tuck right in, showing the world that you've got Prada sneakers and you're proud of it, and keeping the high top part from getting smushed.
Like leggings, the main pro of pairing skinny jeans with high top Pradas is that they tuck in, so everyone can see the tops of your shoes. Why would you wear high top Pradas if you're just going to disguise them with bootleg jeans, right? Skinny jeans are also tightly fitted (hence the name), so they balance out the wideness of your shoes on the bottom by fitting closely at the top. Wearing too many large and wide items at once starts to make your entire leg look wide and large, so go with jeans that stick around your thighs when wearing shoes this high.
Skirts and sneaks might seem like a funny combination, but Prada sneakers are not just any sneakers. They're designer, so they have permission to come along to way more places than a regular pair of gym shoes, and they can be paired with much dressier outfits. A jean skirt is definitely fancier than a pair of jeans, but still keeps it pretty casual and offers a surefire way to bring the focus down to your killer shoes. Leave your legs bare to really keep the focus on your high-tops and choose a casual shirt that dresses down the skirt even more.
Unlike celebrities who sometimes pair glamorous black-tie gowns with sneakers to gain attention (hey, you would too if your career depended on making it onto as many magazine covers as possible), regular people should pair sneakers with more casual dresses. A cotton jersey dress, so cool and breezy in the summertime, yet so adorably fresh, is the perfect dress to wear with your high top Pradas. Dressed-down enough to look normal, but dressed-up enough to add some class, a jersey dress and Prada high tops are basically the perfect couple.