White sneakers work with everything, which is part of their timeless appeal. But there’s something about summer that seems especially perfect for white sneakers. Maybe it’s tennis whites and freshly cut grass, but a crisp pair of white sneakers under the sun just feels so right.
But just because it might seem familiar doesn’t mean all white sneakers are created equal. With the explosion of sneakers as a legitimate high-fashion trend, designers have gotten more and more creative when it comes to making their sneakers stand out. And just as designers have gotten more creative, so have the stylish women wearing the shoes.
Sneakers aren’t just limited to the gym and running errands anymore. We love pairing the sporty vibe of sneakers with a feminine maxi skirt, which gives you a cool girl contradiction that all of fashion’s favorite influencers. Another fresh take? Pair it with suiting and crisp tailoring, one of this season’s hottest trends. Or just wear them with your favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Stan Smiths, the OG. A shoe that’s equally new school and old school, street style and country club, there’s a reason they’ve been around for so long. We love this pair of Isabel Marant sneakers, that pack an extra style punch with perforated leather and velcro straps. It’s like if bowling shoes were French and incredibly chic.
Maybe you’re into a sportier option. That’s fine! We have plenty of those, too. A personal favorite is the Nike Vapormax, a futuristic sneaker that’s the coolest looking sneaker on the market right now. If that’s a little too much for you, then try this pair from Alexander Wang for Adidas , inspired by soccer shoes.
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