If you happened to catch the latest podcast from The Happiest Home, you already know my thoughts on the white sneaker trend: TRICKY.
White sneakers – as in truly white, bright sneakers are arguably one of the biggest trends this Spring. And we’re not talking just classic Converse, we’re talking all manner of white sneaks. Even sneakers that start look suspiciously like sneakers worn by the medicare set. Seriously, with some of these I can’t tell the difference. But since we’re all about casual style over here on TME, I felt it was my job, nay, my duty to investigate further.
Converse? Too easy. Converse are classics, and besides Cam already rocked some white converse.
Big, huge, functional white sneaks? With thick bottoms and tons of stability? That’s the “HA HA HA NO” category. I’ll never be cool enough to pull these off. (Some can, but NOT MOI.)
So. Let’s focus on the white sneaks that are nudging me out of my comfort zone. I love them on others (oh how I love them on others) but the proof is in the wearing and I have been STRUGGLING. You have to achieve that perfect balance of chic and unstudied nonchalance to really rock the white sneak. Also? Coats help. (As do cheekbones and long flowing locks but whatever.)
(photo credits, clockwise from top left: Who What Wear – Boring Things – We Wore What – Fash-N-Chips)
So….my white sneaks and I have been playing around a little bit. We’ve successfully nailed the Aging Cheerleader look, the Where’s My Patchwork Vest look, and the Don’t Worry, My Real Shoes Are in My Bag look. But I wanted more, you know? [snort] And there’s no denying that when done right, white sneaks can bring a certain (blinding) freshness to an ensemble.
So here’s a formula that’s been done to death on Pinterest (black skinnies + coat + white sneaks), but it works with my lifestyle and….looks alright, I think.
Also? I’m wearing my beloved Smartwool socks and it’s…fine. It works.