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The ultimate guide to taking care of and styling your white sneakers all year round

Looking for inspiration in the morning? The joker that works every time goes by the sweet name of white sneakers. If you've run out of style ideas and you're generally wearing light leather sneakers, then we've got you covered! A remedy for no inspiration and a key piece in both men's and women's wardrobes, these immaculate shoes are firmly at home on the feet of the most seasoned fashionistas, as well as those who wish to remain a little more discreet. So it's no coincidence that white sneakers are so popular. In winter, mid-season or when temperatures soar, these leather shoes will always be reliable companions on the road.

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White sneakers are an essential part of any shoe closet. Their timeless lines allow you to wear them for both day and evening. Not only stylish and modern, they're also versatile and can be paired with a variety of outfits, from casual to formal. With so many options available, choosing the perfect pair of sneakers can be a complex task. How do you choose, style and care to keep them looking like new all year round? In this guide, you'll find all our advice on how to look after your white sneakers and wear them with style.

01 How to choose the perfect white sneakers

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Style and comfort, the first criteria in making a choice

The timeless elegance of white sneakers is well established. But when choosing your sneakers, it's important to select a pair that suits your style and is comfortable to wear, since how frequently you will wear them is the first criteria to take into account. Make sure you choose a pair of leather sneakers that matches your wardrobe and fits perfectly, in length and width, to your own foot shape.

Pay particular attention to the materials

White sneakers are available in a wide variety of materials, the main ones being leather, textile and suede. The choice of material depends on your personal preferences and the intended use of your shoes. Leather sneakers are often more durable and easier to clean than textile sneakers, while suede leather sneakers have a unique texture and appearance and are often very comfortable.

02 Styling - how to wear your white sneakers?

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How to wear white sneakers with jeans?

White shoes, and sneakers in particular, are an excellent choice for a casual outfit, and can easily be worn with a classic pair of jeans.
Each year brings new trends, but well-cut jeans remain a timeless part of men's and women's wardrobes. For a casual yet elegant look, pair your white sneakers with straight jeans and a white round-neck T-shirt. For a more formal look, replace your t-shirt with a cotton shirt and slip on a plain or striped blazer.

For a wedding or an evening out, how can you wear your white sneakers with a more formal outfit?

White sneakers can also be worn with a more formal outfit, such as a suit or long dress, for a wedding or an evening out. Whether you opt for classic white sneakers or revisited models with metallic details, these shoes will add a modern touch to any outfit. For this look, make sure your white sneakers are spotless, with no visible stains, and pair them with well-fitted clothes.

How to style white sneakers for a sportswear look?

White sneakers will instantly brighten up your look, and are also ideal for a more casual outfit. For a monochrome white look or just a touch on your accessories and shoes, team them with shorts and a comfortable top, a printed shirt or a sweatshirt for a sportswear look. Choose mid-calf socks to bring out the preppy style.

How to wear white sneakers with a short dress?

The perfect choice for sunny days, the mini-dress or short dress is finally making its summer debut in your dressing room. Whether high or low, you can wear white sneakers with a short dress for a chic casual look. In the blink of an eye, this pair of shoes will transform a classic outfit into a more modern silhouette.

03 How to take care of white sneakers?

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Regular cleaning of white sneakers

When wearing white sneakers, it's essential to make sure they're always impeccable, as the slightest mark can quickly make your look a little unkempt. Avoid wearing your white sneakers in wet weather, and clean them regularly with a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust. If necessary, use a brush and a small amount of mild soap diluted in water to remove stubborn stains.

Properly storing your shoes

When you're not wearing your white sneakers, store them flat in a cool, dry place to prevent mildew and discoloration. Don't expose them to direct sunlight or heat sources to prevent the material from warping or deteriorating.


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