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The shoe trend of last year is still going strong: white sneakers, and I am loving it. As a fashion student in New York City, I delight in seeing how a trend can catch fire and this is one that I’ve seen roaming the streets of Manhattan as well as all over Instagram—even in the dead of winter! One factor driving the look is comfort, but there are lots of sneaker styles out there that offer comfy cushioning. What distinguishes the white sneaker is it’s sleek and simple styling. What doesn’t go with white?  White sneakers can be styled so many different ways; they look as smart with  tees and jeans as they do with printed skirts and blazers. They’re the perfect way to mix practical into fashion. You can see some of my favorite ways white sneakers have been showing up on well heeled style bloggers below. If you haven’t jumped on the white sneaker bandwagon, there are so many different styles out there at all price points from fast fashion retailers, sporting good stores, as well as from designer labels. Half of my shoe collection consists of different types of white sneakers, from brands like Converse, Vans, H&M, Fila and more! My collection is forever expanding and the more I become obsessed with this look, the more I see buying them as an investment. They’ve become a staple in every trendsetters’ closet, like a good watch or designer handbag, and I don’t see them going out of style anytime soon! —Emily Horrego

The Casual Look

 

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Photo courtesy @DanielleCarolan

Blogger Danielle Carolan, shown above, proves that you can’t go wrong working some white sneaks into a casual-chic “airport look.” Of course, this style can be rocked all year long—whether you’re traveling or not—just by switching up from a tank or tee to a cozy knit sweater. Plus a chunky white sneaker takes the outfit a step further and adds some trend to your travel.

The Feminine Look 

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Photo courtesy @WeWoreWhat

This look worn by style Influencer Danielle Bernstein, shown above, is one of my absolute favorites because it’s the most unexpected. It mixes feminine and sporty in a way that used to be out of my comfort zone, but is now one of my go-to combos. The pairing of florals and ruffles with an athletic sneaker looks so effortless yet pretty and fresh thanks to the crisp, clean look of the all-white shoe, which doesn’t fight with the dainty look of the dress. All you would have to do is add another layer to take the outfit from one season to another.

The Business Casual Look

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo courtesy @SimplyAudreeKate

During New York Fashion Week last September, I saw white sneakers paired with tailored suits, blazers, dresses and other classic work looks for a “sporty girl” meets “girl boss” style, worn by style Influencer Audree Kate, above.  This is a professional look I experiment with all of the time. If you’re looking for a super chic business look, pair your white sneaks with a plaid or colored trouser to contrast the blazer and you’ll feel like you can conquer anything.

Credits: Top left photo: Anines World
Other sneakers shown at top are by Tory Burch and Stella McCartney