Forget about trends such as wedge sneakers for a moment, and think about an effortless, timeless, sophisticated look for the warmer months. That look? White sneakers! Select a breathable, season-friendly fabrication like canvas, and the simpler the silhouette the better, so that you can easily pack them and pair them with a variety of garments, from flowing sundresses, cuffed boyfriend jeans, and hot pink short shorts. If you do decide to try a leather pair, keep it light and spring/summer friendly by finding a pair with perforation (see above) or merely some leather paneling.
Keep other shoe colors at bay, and only allow the brand’s signature striping or markings to show, or pick a pair that only slightly alludes to introducing a second shade, like the white and black pair above. The good thing is that a bevy of iconic brands offer a white sneaker AND at an affordable price at a ton of retailers, so it will be a breeze to pick up the pair that is decidedly you.
The one catch with white sneakers, particularly with canvas ones, is that you’ve got to keep them clean. Give them a quick wipe after wearing them and store in their own box. It’s also a good idea to make sure the forecast calls for 0% chance or rain on the days you decide to wear them to preserve them even longer. With a little TLC, your white sneaks will stylishly get you through several seasons, and when stays occur, a little spot-cleaning or gentle wash surely won’t hurt either.
Which pair is your favorite?
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