How to Style a Classic:
THE WHITE SNEAKER
Text by Kathryn Brooks and Fiona Clarke

Are white sneakers the black pump of 2021? Before you respond, hear us out. Whether it’s an outdoor summer party, a casual day of running errands, or a night out with a little black dress, a white sneaker is the perfect option. By nature of it being a sneaker, comfort is already sorted out and doesn’t need a second thought. And because it’s white, it will match with literally everything in your wardrobe, even if you opt for an all-white ensemble (in fact, that usually makes the look even better). Wear them to the office, a gathering, or the grocery store—white sneakers are one of the best investments you can make in your closet.

THE WEEKEND BRUNCH

Heading to brunch with the gals? White sneakers with a knit and pleated midi skirt is the perfect balance of casual and poised. And white sneakers will make sure you’re ready for whatever adventures comes your way, even if it’s only heading down the road for another round of mimosas. Sneaker: Espalar Sneaker by Vega. $120, www.nordstrom.com 

URBAN PREPSTER

Add a preppy edge to your white sneakers by pairing them with an oversized blazer and a turtleneck. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the accessories! This is the perfect opportunity for a bold brooch. Sneaker: White Pebbled Calfskin Longwing Brogue Trainer by Thom Brown, $650, www.thombrowne,com

POLISHED DAYTIME

Take a cue from style-setter Kate Middleton and wear your white sneakers with wide leg pants and a crisp button down. This look is casual and comfortable, but still pulled together. Sneakers: Cotu Sneaker by Superga, $65, www.nordstrom.com

STREET SMART SOPHISTICATE

If you love a chunky sneaker and streetwear trends, pair your white “Dad” sneakers with a blazer and a fitted top to dress them up. Bonus points if you add an on-trend mini bag. Sneakers: Logo Sport Sneakers by Sergio Rossi, $713, www.farfetch.com

STYLED ON THE RUN

White sneakers will instantly elevate an outfit you’ve thrown on to get from A to B. Pair your neutral look with a bold bag for the perfect pop of color. Sneakers: Capri Triple White, $268, www.koio.com

WOODLAND CHIC

We have all been living for ultra-feminine ensembles, voluminous skirts, and modern backwoods moments. To give your most romantic pieces a modern edge, pair them with white sneakers and a graphic tee. Sneakers: Lace Up, $120, www.thousandfell.com