A pair of white sneakers might be the most versatile item in your closet. It’s not an easy feat to go from brunch to the gym to the office without changing your kicks.
White sneakers can take you just about anywhere in style. Heck, you might even see them on the red carpet!
If you could use some fashion advice to help you style these versatile kicks with the right outfit, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find trendy ideas to put your white sneakers to good use on any occasion.
17 Way to Style White Sneakers for Casual Looks
Though sneakers—particularly white ones—have become a popular accessory for formal outfits, they are often viewed as a casual shoe. That’s how they got their start in the fashion world, and it’s how many of us still see them today.
The white sneaker is the staple we turn to first on a low-key day.
We wear them when we’re running—whether that means doing errands or training for a marathon. We wear them at the gym, at home, or in the backyard.
No matter where you’re off to or what the weather is like, there are plenty of ways to incorporate white sneakers into your casual, everyday fit. Here are 17 ideas to get you started:
#1 Turn Heads in a Houndstooth Coat
The weather might be telling you to stay inside, but you’ve got a busy day ahead of you. Wrap yourself in a houndstooth coat for warmth, and slip into your white sneakers to keep your feet comfortable as you hit the ground running. Pair this look with jeans to keep it casual.
#2 Jazz Up a Corduroy Romper
When the winter months seem to chill you to your bones, keep warm from head to toe with a cosy corduroy romper. White sneakers will complete the look in a way that will make a statement without drawing attention away from the main ensemble.
#3 High-Waisted Mom Jeans and a Long-Sleeved Top
When you want to look good but don’t have the time to pull a detailed outfit together, this is the perfect combo. Whether you slip into your favourite pair of skinny, boot cut, or flare denim jeans, white sneakers are a stunning complement to any shape.
Level up this look with:
- A bold graphic tee
- A bright lip colour
- Layered necklaces
#4 Styling in the Rain
Just because it’s raining cats and dogs doesn’t mean dark clouds have to take over your outfit, too. A brightly coloured raincoat, neutral slacks or jeans, and bright white sneakers are the perfect way to bring some vibrance to a drab day. You really can’t go wrong with this casual yet practical look.
#5 Clean and Casual
A plain white tee is a closet must-have because of its versatile nature. Perfect for effortless spring days, casual white tops pair well with white sneakers in so many combinations. You can accent it with embroidered jeans, a patterned skirt, or a slip dress. Check out our selection of women’s slip on sneakers to help keep things comfy.
#6 Pay Homage to Your Favorite Band
Whether it’s The Beatles, Pink Floyd, or Arctic Monkeys, a pair of white sneakers can really make your outfit sing whenever you’re sporting your favourite band’s merch. Add jeans and some jewellery, and you’re good to go!
#7 Ripped Denim Shorts and a Crew Neck Tee
Ripped denim is almost as popular as white sneakers these days. Combine a pair of shorts, your favourite oversized tee, and your white tennis shoes for a casual, comfortable setup.
#8 Impress with a Printed Skirt
Whether you’re rocking plaid, pinstripes, or polka dots, emphasize your skirt’s print by pairing it with a white T-shirt and white sneakers. Switch from a daytime, casual look to an evening ensemble by adding bright lip colour or a leather jacket.
#9 Cropped and Cute
Stay cool on a hot day with a simple, two-piece combo. Pair white, black, or blue denim shorts and a crop top together with your favourite white sneakers for a look that’s cute and breezy.
#10 Reel in Comfort with a Wrap Maxi Dress
Not sure how to style sneakers with a dress? Try a wrap maxi dress and your favorite pair of bright white sneakers. Complete the look with:
- A wide-brimmed sun hat
- A bold nail color
- A slicked-back ponytail or bun and a scrunchie
#11 A Feel-Good Gym Fit
Nothing is more motivational than wearing your favourite workout outfit while you’re training. Pair it with a sporty white shoe like the Fenix White Sneakers to complete the outfit.
#12 An Oversized White Denim Jacket
Classics never go out of style. Whether you’re going for a walk in the park or to a ball game, you can’t go wrong with pairing white tennis shoes with a white denim jacket and a T-shirt for a versatile summer look on a chilly night.
#13 Stay Warm in a Sweater Dress
On a blustery fall day, stay warm with a cosy sweater dress. Opt for an off-the-shoulder look for date night or stay warm with a mock neck style. Either way, be sure to pair with your favourite white sneakers for a look that’s sophisticated but casual.
#14 Blue Jean Baby
This look is as classic as milkshakes and drive-in movies. Pair white sneakers with jeans and a casual top. And don’t forget: layers are the name of the game when it comes to fall. Be sure to add a sweater or jacket on top when you’re stepping outside.
#15 Oversized Hoodie and Shorts
Billie Eilish brought back the glories of sweatshirt style back into our lives. White sneaks with no-show socks and tiny shorts will elongate the look of your legs and have passersby doing double-takes at your suave sense of style and comfort.
#16 Adorable Overalls and White Sneakers
Embroidered overalls with crop tops combine rustic chic with flirty fashion. You’ll look fresh from the garden with this outfit—don’t be afraid to tuck a flower in your hair to complete the look.
#17 Bike Shorts, Yoga Top, Cute Kicks
Like yoga pants but for warmer weather, bike shorts are peak comfort and cute. For a look that can go from the gym to happy hour effortlessly, add a flowy yoga top, some gold stud earrings, and of course, your favourite pair of white sneaks.
Reviewed By Dan Caves
Dan Caves is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at TOMS and has been operating in the digital space for 6 years, writing about the latest trends or styles and helping brands make bold statements with innovative tactics and creative concepts. He's determined to go all the places, see all the things, and pet all the dogs.