Sneakers in white
Better than Basic: Styling the Classic White Sneaker
White leather sneakers are in the midst of what seems like an endless moment in the shoe spotlight. Brought back into the fashion realm after years of being gym-exclusive, American-abroad isolation, these basic kicks are a must-have for the sartorially savvy. Long forgotten are their days worn as a tourist staple— white sneakers are here to stay.
Give them the glory they’ve deserved with styling tricks and tips worthy of their simple splendor.
The sporty silhouette of white sneakers— high or low-top— can seem odd to pair with dresses and skirts to the untrained eye — but not so. Wear a pair of lace-up white sneakers with a gauzy, light chiffon dress for a feminine look. Or create a streamlined look with a tight knit skirt, matching crop top and platform white sneakers. Either way, these looks make for chic combinations.
You’ve always wanted to wear white from head to toe, but white shoes seemed like a tricky investment. White sneakers are the final tip off you’ve been looking for. Pair stark white skinny jeans with a bleached tee, an off-white duster and white leather slip-on sneakers for a whiteout look that’s bolder than any colored ensemble.
Play with texture and contrast sleek white sneakers with mixed materials. A motorcycle black leather jacket, a chunky knit sweater and distressed jeans are contrasting, yet complementing elements to pair with high-top white sneakers. These four pieces create a tantalizing textured look .
Instead of staying away from white sneakers’ athletic feel, tackle it shoes-on. Pair traditional, gym-style track sole white sneakers with loose-fitting knit jogger pants. Wear a form-fitting gray tee on top with a varsity-inspired bomber jacket layered over it for a look that’s fashionably sporty.
White sneakers will become the most versatile item in your wardrobe. Here’s your chance to wear them with everything you own.