I’m a firm believer that you can make a dressy outfit with sneakers work. I love sneakers over a heel when you don’t want to make that loud of a statement, and you would rather appear more laid-back or reserved.
For my “dressy” outfit, I chose a button-down shirt and a mini skirt. These other elements of your outfit should indeed overshadow, or be more interesting, than the sneakers. I did this with a button-down that has pearl-ish buttons and beautiful sheer sleeves. The mini skirt has monochromatic shades of blue and floral stitch details all over. Lastly, add your sneakers to pull everything together.