Fashion trends come and go, and sometimes joining the band wagon can hurt our wallets. But one trend that continuous to dominate the fashion world is white sneakers. Not only are they a good investment, they are versatile too and can be paired with almost any outfit. If you haven’t purchased a pair yet, check out our roundup of white sneakers fit for every millennial’s taste.
Keds Champion Original Canvas Sneakers
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New to white sneakers? Start with Keds Champion Original Canvas Sneakers (PhP2,295). These are easy to style, making it a great choice for skinny jeans or a dress. The sneakers also have a breathable lining, giving your feet maximum comfort despite walking the whole day.
If you’re a rock-and-roll type of girl, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star (PhP3,250) white sneakers are your best bet. The ultimate definition of street style, they go with your skater skirt or any type of jeans. With Chucks, the dirtier the better so go ahead and wear them wherever you want.
Another classic pair of white sneakers is Vans Authentic True White (PhP4,080). Vans has been a popular brand since the ‘60s and their Authentic line is one of their most well-known collections to date. The classic low top design makes it an easy choice for a casual outfit, while the thick sole gives the wearer premium comfort.
Adidas Stan Smith
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Adidas Stan Smith (PhP4,895) shoes are so popular in the country and worldwide, that they’re almost always sold out. The shoe is named after a famous tennis player, and was originally meant for the sport. However, the iconic style has transcended to the streets and even to high fashion. If you are a true sneakerhead, having a pair of this is a no-brainer.
Japanese brand Onitsuka Tiger has been popular since the late ‘50s, especially in the world of sports. Years later, the world got a glimpse of the iconic stripes at the side of the shoes and it has been one of the most well-known sneaker brands since then. If you’re feeling a little sporty, pair their Mexico Delegation sneakers (PhP5,800 at Zalora) with your favorite denim.
Superga Flatform Sneakers
Need a little boost in height? Superga Flatform Sneakers (PhP2,450) is a popular choice for collectors. Their vulcanized rubber soles let girls enjoy comfort and added height. The discreet stitches on the sides of the shoes also make it a great blank canvass for any dress.
New Balance Women 247 Classic
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From the gym time to the mall, or even to a party, the New Balance 247 line (PhP4,295) prides itself in being so versatile you can wear it 24/7. The flexibility and breathable mesh upper design will give your feet a little style. Rock this pair with a casual shirt-and-jeans combo, or even a cute skirt.
Nike Air Thea Shoes for women
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Nike Air Thea Shoes for women (PhP4,995 at Zalora) mixes casual and sporty in one shoe. The famous Nike Air Max line has been in existence since the late ‘80s and has only gotten better over the years. The Thea shoes is great for running but can also be worn for day. Air Max shoes are for men and women, so you can go twinning with your significant other.
It cannot get more girly than Puma Basket Heart (PhP3,350). The sleek white sneakers are made with patent leather, while the laces give it an added femininity and serves as its straps. Channel your inner ballerina while working out, or pair with a black dress for a night out.
Water-Repellent Cotton Sneakers from Muji
Compared to the others in this list, Muji is a lifestyle brand which sells home décor and apparel. Despite this, their white sneakers are worth a look. Their Water-Repellent Cotton Sneakers (PhP1,500) are stain-resistant with insoles that ensure comfort throughout the day. The design embodies the Japanese emphasis on minimalism, making it a versatile wardrobe staple.
• If you’re hesitant to dive into the world of white sneakers, here are some helpful tips.
• For the sneakers-and-pants combo, highlight your shoes by folding your pants to show your ankle bones. This little space between your shoes and jeans will make all the difference in your OOTD.
• For girly-girl types, match the fabric of your dress to your shoes. Light dresses go best with canvas sneakers, while thicker clothing goes with suede or patent leather sneakers.
• Lastly, wear low-rider socks to create a cleaner line.
Found anything you like? Go ahead and start your own collection!
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Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.
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