Happy Wednesday, ladies! The week is moving quickly. Kelly launched her first Daily Look yesterday. And tomorrow she’ll run her first featured post. I don’t want to give too much away, but if you like to travel, you’ll want to tune in. For our regularly scheduled programming: we’ve got a fun post for you today. Something a little different: a focus completely on footwear. Today, we’re talking how to wear white sneakers.
One of the most underrated items in our wardrobes, white sneakers go with just about anything. And when worn well, they add a classic casualness to your outfit that I have and will always continue to love. So for today’s post, I went back into the archives and pulled 5 outfits with white sneakers. For each, I went to
to recreate the outfit in spirit. I put together a collage and shoppable widget for you. (If you’re just looking for white sneakers, I got all of mine from Nordstroms here.) So let’s take a look at what I came up with.
The first outfit idea pairs white sneakers with, wide-leg, ankle pants. Ankle pants, when combined with a pair of classic whites, have that fun and free look I associate with Spring. I went with a neutral color combo below. But this outfit idea works with any color pants, honestly. Have fun with it.
Belted Culotte Pant | Eyelet Square Neck Top | Ella Recycled Nylon Tote | Ethyl Low Top Sneaker
I’m all about color this Spring. So my second outfit pairs white slip-ons with a colorful sweater. I went with a salmon-y pink one, but you could go with yellow, red, orange—whatever you’re feeling this year. I wanted a super casual look, so I paired the top with distressed boyfriend jeans. If you want something cleaner, swap the light-wash distressed look for something darker.
Pointelle Raglan Sweater | Slim Boyfriend Jean | Warren Platform Sneaker | Ella Recycled Nylon Tote
Probably my favorite look today, the highlights here are the denim jacket/camo pant combo topped off with a pair of white mules. Obviously I can’t say enough about denim jackets in general—they’re an essential Fall/Spring item for me. And paired in this way, you really end up with a fresh look that can’t be beaten.
Classic Denim Jacket | Ruffle-Trim Shell | Classic Straight Cargos | Bamboo Handle Rattan Round Bag | Maxie Sneaker Mule
Ah, yes. We’re heading into tee weather, which really means graphic tee weather. My fourth outfit pairs a clean blazer with a crisp pair of white denim. Coupled with classic white sneakers, you already have a winner. The graphic tee just takes the whole outfit up another level in my humble opinion. 🙂
Hutton Blazer | Vintage Cotton Tee | Slim Ankle Jeans | Wicker Flip Lock Bag | Classic Sneaker
Finally, a chance to highlight the mighty denim skirt. Hard to say anything more than I have about the denim skirt—I’ve written extensively about my love of them for years. I went with a midi one today, but pick a length that you like and that you’re comfortable with.
Split-Neck Cotton Tee | Denim Button Midi Skirt | Ella Recycled Nylon Tote | Warren Platform Sneaker
Yesterday we featured a beautiful pair of linen pants from Ralph Lauren. If you love linen, you’re going to want to check out that post.
In case you missed it, yesterday, we announced Kelly Djalali coming on as a regular contributor. Here’s what that means.
On Tuesdays, Kelly will be posting an entry to our Daily Looks feed. She’ll post an OOTD and you can shop those outfits easily through the shop widget below the photo. Being of a smaller stature, at 5 feet tall and 105 pounds, Kelly will create fresh looks with a focus on classic style for petites.
On Thursdays, Kelly will be contributing a full-length fashion-related post. Whether she’s modeling outfits or giving you tips on how to build her capsule wardrobes, you can expect the same great content you’ve come to expect from SAACA.
Kelly will be reviving her Kelly’s Kitchen column on Saturdays. Each week, you can expect a delicious, easy-to-follow recipe.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
LOVE the new format!! So great to just see one fabulous version of the OOD (theme), rather than multiple pictures of same thing. Then the box with the OOD pieces put together to view. TOTALLY great way to present.
glad you like this post! sometimes we focus on one ootd other days we focus on one item and bring in different photos to support the post. since we have lots of photos in the archive it’s easy to create posts like this that share multiple ways to wear one item.
Can you describe the first outfit; the blue denim pants and matching short jacket. Thanks.
there was an entire blog post devoted to this outfit:
All the looks are great! Wonderful suggestions on something that’s not the easiest for some of us to style.
What I would be interested in is; what is the most comfortable white sneaker?
I bought 2 pairs (different makes) last year, and 1 pair this year so far. The 2 from last year are laced. This years is slip on. I don’t find any of them particularly comfortable. So, do you go for a “look” or for comfort?
Optimally, both I’m sure…but I’ve found it a challenge.
THE most comfortable white sneaker to date is the Eileen Fisher quilted slip-on. It’s cute and comfy.
I am so on board with the white sneaker trend. I tend to go with preppy white canvas (think Keds style) and buy cognac rawhide shoe laces to dress them up. Looks great with a cognac belt and pretty much anything you wear with it. Enjoying your new format and having Kelly back in the rotation!
sounds so cute! thanks for sharing.
My white Keds sneakers have been my go tos for spring & summer for years. My old, tired feet are happier in them than in any sandals.
Thank you for introducing us to so many style options. It’s fun and challenging to take your ideas and make them work for me. I finally found a pair of Karl Lagerfield White Charm Sneakers in my size you featured last year (?).
Love them and many compliments.
Your outfits are always so inspiring and helpful. But, just wanna ask, who wears camo pants with a strip shirt?
people who love fashion. it’s called pattern mixing. home designers use this concept and fashion designers too.
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