i know what i said about the sneaker trend not working for me but i have two pairs on the way nonetheless.
neither one in exactly my size either, mind you.
sometimes you just have to take risks.
my thinking behind why these might work is the nikes have a nicely elongated shape (i have a small foot) and the color is not too garish. sometimes you just want to wear a comfortable shoe, you know?
for the zara ones everything depends on the shape. the color is what sold them to me. gold is my metallic neutral par excellence. the black and white you see around would never work for me (tan or navy, yes). and i always love the zara girl price tags!