The white sneaker trend has been around for several years, and while most shoe trends would have fizzled out by now, stark white sneaks aren’t going anywhere soon.
I’ll admit it took me awhile to warm up to the trend, mainly because I am one of the messiest people on the planet. I seriously cannot keep anything clean- I usually need to change completely before I walk out the door, and I can’t help but feel that purchasing a pair of perfectly white and shiny sneakers is like purposefully tempting fate.
But, the more I saw them styled, the more I wanted them. Plus, there are sooo many cool white sneakers out right now that anyone can find their perfect pair.
I ended up with the Adidas Classic Samba, which I’ve wanted so badly since I was 10 years old and owned the Payless version that has like 6 stripes instead of three. These worked best for me because 1. They aren’t completely all white and 2. They have an off white suede toe cap that keeps them from scuffing as much. Lastly they are super comfortable, as they are actually made for indoor soccer players.
Here are five ways I styled mine.
#1: Lace Trim Slip Dress and Denim Jacket
jacket – This Levi’s Classic Denim Jacket in “black fog” made with stretchy denim fabric fits me better and is more comfortable than any other denim jacket I’ve owned. I’ve always felt sort of bulky in denim jackets, especially in the shoulders and waist. And heaven forbid I want to wear a sweater underneath, my arms end up looking like stuffed sausages. But this jacket’s stretchy fabric construction makes the jacket fit better. The fabric still feels like high quality denim fabric but it’s softer and all around more comfortable. AND bonus, less sausage. Available on Amazon in all the good denim colors for $49.95.
slip dress – I bought this slip dress a few years ago on sale and can’t find it online. It’s always hard to find a good lace trimmed slip dress online but I’ve managed to compile a few similar to the one I’m wearing. The Kerri Lace Dress is the same brand and style of slip dress but in white and it’s 50% off at Tobi for $24.00. Express has a Lace Trim Slip Dress for $59.50 with more vivid blues and black colors.
shoes – The dream shoes of my 10 year old self: the Adidas’ Classic Samba, seriously do not disappoint. They are really comfortable and the suede toe cap acts as a dirt and scuff buffer and has definitely helped me keep these bad boys clean. This style only comes in men’s sizes so they suggest ordering a full size down.
#2: Black Overalls and Tied Waist Sweatshirt
tee – It’s hard to tell in the picture but this olive green fine knit top from H&M has a sheen to it. I also really appreciate it’s nice normal tee shirt length, not overly long or cropped at the boobs. 10 points to H&M.
overalls – the Distressed overalls are from Nordstroms and are currently 40% off at $40.80. In the past, I haven’t had much luck with finding a pair that fit my shape well and I was a little worried about the skinny fit of these STS Blue brand overalls. But they are the most comfortable and best fitting overalls I’ve owned. Made with 2% spandex, they have just enough stretch to allow you to move freely and still look great.
shoes –the Adidas’ Classic Samba
hoodie – Hooded Sweatshirt Cardigan is from H&M, $49.99. Usually, I wouldn’t pay $50 for a simple hoodie but I was seriously impressed with the quality, fit and style of a this sweatshirt. The diagonal front zip, extra large lined hood, raw hem edges and ribbed cuffs add a modern look to an other wise simple item.
#3: Light Grey Midi Skirt & Denim Jacket
tee – Madewell’s ‘Whisper’ Cotton V-Neck Tee, $19.95, is super soft and the fabric is just thick enough that bra lines are less visible. Eight different colors available at Nordstroms and eleven colors at Madewell.
skirt – It’s embarrassing to admit I sometimes still shop at Forever21 (or as I call it, Forever31) but there stuff is soooo cheap and some if it, like their basics, last a surprisingly long time. Like this heathered pencil skirt, that I have had for a few years now and own in three different colors (It comes in seven colors). I actually end up wearing them a lot! They are $7.99 at Forever(31).
shoes –the Adidas’ Classic Samba
#4: Casual Shades of Gray
hoodie –H&M Hooded Sweatshirt Cardigan, $49.99
#5: White Denim & Stripes
top – There are two types of people in this world: too many stripes, or not enough stripes. I’m the latter. This oversized striped sweater is one of too many striped tops I’ve accumulated over the years and can’t find online. But, Nordstroms has a similar option in their rag&bone”Ash” stripe long sleeve tee for $125.00. A more affordable option is this loose fit striped tunic top on Amazon for $21.99.
jeans – Democracy Women’s Cropped Jean that I distressed myself. I was thinking of doing an easy DIY denim destruction tutorial if that is something anyone would be interested in?
Shop My Fav White Sneaks
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite white sneakers out there to get you started on the hunt: