I’ll be honest: I didn’t even own a pair of white
I always figured grey or blue were better colors, but I was wrong. A while back, I finally got my first pair of white leather
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Granted, all white kicks are often viewed as more of a spring/summer shoe, but you can get definitely wear them all year round.
They’re also a more casual type of footwear (compared to a Chelsea boot, for example), but that doesn’t mean they can’t be dressed up. Some guys even like to wear white
I don’t wear mine with suits, but I will show you four of my favorite ways to wear these
Ready? Let’s get into the outfits!
sneakers Outfit #1: Shorts and T-Shirt
This is a super casual warm weather outfit that pretty much any man will look great in.
I’m wearing navy chino shorts (above the knee, of course) and a dark grey crew neck t-shirt. Navy, grey and white look awesome together.
To spruce up a simple outfit like this one, just add accessories. I pretty much always wear sunglasses and carry a bag that can fit my laptop.
Adding a luxury watch like this vintage steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date produces a subtle flex without too much flash.
sneakers Outfit #2: Athleisure
I like minimal white leather
Any of these would look great with these dark blue joggers and a dark green cotton crew neck sweatshirt.
Instead of wearing a nylon windbreaker or technical pullover, I dressed this outfit up a bit with a classic tan raincoat and my favorite compact umbrella.
This outfit is extremely comfortable – perfect for lounging around or running errands on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
sneakers Outfit #3: Jeans and Henley
Jeans and Henley shirts go together like Brad Pitt and David Fincher. If you put them together, it’s probably going to work out nicely.
If you like low contrast outfits like I do, go for lighter wash jeans with a lighter Henley. This palette works especially well with white
For outerwear, you could wear pretty much any type of jacket. I like the field jacket, especially in olive green, but a topcoat, bomber, Harrington or leather jacket would also work well here.
As always, adding a couple of tasteful accessories will help elevate a simple getup in a way that seems cool and effortless.
sneakers Outfit #4: Smart Casual
When it comes to wearing white
Layering a button up shirt under a sweater is one of the easiest ways to create a smart casual outfit. Notice three small details that make this outfit more casual:
First, the sweater. To me, crew neck sweaters always seem more casual than v-necks, so they work really well with
Second, the untucked shirt. Letting your button up show under your sweater is a casual, somewhat preppy detail that makes it look like you’re not trying too hard (even if you are). If you tucked the shirt in, it would clean up this look a bit, making it slightly less casual.
Third, the socks. I almost never recommend wearing colorful, bold or novelty socks. But if you rest of your outfit is pretty subdued, adding a pop of color with your socks can be a good choice (if it fits your personality).
To my wife’s chagrin, this is about as “fun” as I get with my socks.
How Do You Wear White
Your turn. Leave a comment about how you like to wear white
Can you give more detail regarding the white J Crew shoes? The link goes to 404 not found
None of these sneakers are from J.Crew. Which link are you referring to?
Any brand recommendations for wide feet? Most models seem to only come in D.
Allen Edmonds makes a great leather sneaker with more room, and also avail in wider widths.
Are white sneakers with side details versatile and better than the plain ones?
Hey Brock, I’ve always been the athletic shoe wearing guy even into my late 20’s and am finally getting everything in order thanks in large part to you and your content!
I have a hard time deciding what color socks to wear with white sneakers and chinos/jeans. Picked up a pair of tan and a pair of blue chinos and slowly building out my wardrobe. Can you provide some advice? Thanks!
Abhishek Yadav says
Bro can the style 4 look good on short and fat guy (height 5’4)(weight 63 kg)
Hi Brock as a 60 plus 5’4″ guy where do you buy decent pants & shorts so they fit, I live in Australia.
Oral Blankson says
Where is the raincoat from? The raincoat link takes you to a t shirt – thanks!
Fixed. Here you go – https://fave.co/2quyY7B
Oral Blankson says
The link to the raincoat seems to link to a shirt. Would like to know where the raincoat is from – thanks!
Gregg Schroeder says
Yup, I wear beat-up white Rebox all the time.
What’s your opinion on how dirty / beat up white sneakers are? I personally like the slightly beat look and think the pristine white looks tacky.
I agree, beat up and slightly dirty is much better.