Don’t tell the sneakerheads, but you really need only one solid pair of kicks to make your closet sing—and the best white sneakers are the perfect place to start. The former tennis shoe is a wardrobe essential for literally anyone who wears clothing, and its popularity cannot be understated.
Sporting white sneakers may not be as exciting as anointing your feet with cowboy boots, bubble clogs, or sleek sock boots, but it’s the simplicity and nonchalance that make them a reliable wardrobe staple no matter the decade. Not to mention that white kicks are virtually impossible to “mess up” in terms of styling. High-tops with a white tank top and high-waist denim? Love to see it. A knit dress with leather sneakers? Brava.
Since white sneakers are a blank canvas, the outfit potential is endless—and their versatility knows no activity bounds either. Comfy lace-ups can take you from a city bike ride to a dinner date with little to no effort. Oh, and don’t sweat the scuffs: The coolest styles look best a little rough-and-tumble. (Of course, if you do get them dirty and prefer the pristine clean look, Twitter has your back.)
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