Classic white sneakers are absolutely necessary in every wardrobe. These are one pair of shoes that I don’t believe you can do without. Why would you when there’s so many reasons to love them, anyways?
Today I’m talking about my Vans from Union Jack Boots. I’ve been wearing them for the past three days straight – each time with a different outfit (obviously) – and I’ve found that they work with every #ootd I throw on. No joke.
Here I’ve paired them with my favourite pair of distressed denim, which are getting to be a bit old (A.K.A. distressing in areas you don’t want distressed) and I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair. I did these ones myself from a pair of thrift store jeans and think I’m going to have to search for a new pair very soon.
Also, how cool is my bell sleeve top? I’m obsessed with anything bell shaped and flared at the moment. I got it from Zara last week for $19. Yes, fast fashion at its finest. (At least it didn’t have a rodent sewn into it. Yikes.)
Okay, now let me convince you why I think everyone needs a pair of white sneakers.
Top 5 reasons to own classic white sneakers
1. They go with everything.
I’ve paired mine here with my fave ripped jeans, a Zara bell sleeve top and a DKNY denim choker but that’s just a one of a million different ways to style classic white sneakers. They pair just as well with shorts and a tank as they do with a flowy summer dress or wide leg trousers. Sneakers are a great way to give a more casual vibe to dressier outfits too.
2. They mould themselves into any style.
Think about all the different cliques that Janis Ian describes in Mean Girls. I would bet you anything that at least one person from each of those groups owned (and rocked) a pair of classic white sneakers. When they weren’t wear army pants and flip flops, that is.
3. They transform to fit the scenario.
You can wear them on the street, you can wear them out to eat. You can wear them at a bar, you can wear them near & far. Okay, I’ll stop with the Seuss-like rhyming, but it’s true. You can wear them anywhere, any place, any time.
4. They’re a good alternative to flats.
As someone who tries to steer clear of flats – sorry guys, they’re just not my thing – I love wearing sneakers. I have all kinds and colours of sneakers but my go-to is always a classic white pair. The reasons are all laid out in this post.
5. They never go out of style.
Think about it. Classic white sneakers have been in style since before Archie Andrews fought over Betty & Veronica at Riverdale High. I also remember that my mom wore a pair of white sneakers when I was a kid but they were no where near as cool as my Vans (sorry mom).
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All photos by Daria Shkolnikova.