It seems like everybody is rocking white sneakers lately.
This is one shoe trend that has not only crossed over from last year to this year, but also looks like it’ll continue strong into the next few seasons. White sneakers may seem played out, but we all can’t help but keep going back to them because they are just so darn comfortable, cute and easy to wear.
So how do you stand out in a flash-blinding sea of bright-white-sneaker wearers? We’ve rounded up 18 celebrities who generously demonstrated for us some of their techniques.
(One common trait we noticed among all of them? They all keep their sneakers very white and very clean.)
1. Start with the basics: A hoodie and sweatpants.
After all, white sneakers’ origins are in sportswear.
Rihanna arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on January 8, 2016
2. Match with a varsity jacket and track shorts.
Same reason as No. 1 on this list. Try a printed jacket-and-shorts set like Kylie Jenner’s for a more standout look.
Kylie Jenner grabbing yogurt at Go Greek yogurt bar on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills, California, on April 28, 2015
3. Play up the tomboy vibe.
Jessie J committed to the tomboy look with a statement-printed sweater, a plaid shirt tied around the waist and a backward cap.
Jessie J arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on September 18, 2015
4. Wear with your everyday casuals.
Swap out your go-to sandals for white sneakers for a new take on your usual tank-top-and-jeans combo.
Dakota Fanning leaving Ramirez Tran hair salon in Los Angeles, California, on August 20, 2015
5. Dare to wear a more skin-baring outfit.
Thanks to the low-key coolness factor of white sneakers, you can dare to bare a little bit more skin through other parts of your outfit if you want to.
Gigi Hadid wearing a “G.I.” t-shirt (pertaining to her couple moniker with Joe Jonas) while out at The Grove in Los Angeles, California, on July 22, 2015
6. Loosen up a perfectly put-together look.
Simply adding white sneakers instantly transforms a stiff, perfectly put-together ensemble to one that’s more effortlessly chic.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2015
7 & 8. Make an errand-running getup more cool.
Jessica Alba went through her usual mom routine in style with an eye-catching pair of zip-up white sneakers. Fellow mom-of-two Reese Witherspoon demonstrated another great example of how to wear white sneakers with her country-chic checked shirt knotted at the waist.
Jessica Alba arriving with her daughters at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on January 2, 2016
Reese Witherspoon sipping on a cold drink while shopping in Santa Monica, California, on August 1, 2015
9. Pair with a leather jacket.
We love how Charlize Theron’s t-shirt-jeans-and-sneakers getup was instantly paparazzi-ready with the simple addition of a leather jacket and a designer bag.
Charlize Theron catching a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2015
10. Try trousers.
Experiment with a looser, baggier silhouette like Miley. If you have a pair of well-fitting dress pants that you want to get more mileage out of, pair them with white sneakers to make them more casual and wearable for everyday.
Miley Cyrus going out for dinner with friends at Granville Cafe in Los Angeles, California, on July 12, 2015
11. Wear with a dress.
Ah, the ultimate in contrasts: sneakers with a dress will remain a top fashion combination.
Bella Thorne and her pet dog departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on September 11, 2015
12. Wear with a skirt.
Charlize showed a polished way of wearing sneakers with a skirt and satin blouse, but there are a multitude of ways to go about this combo. Try a sweatshirt or a hoodie with a baseball cap if you want a dressed-down version.
Charlize Theron arriving for her guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at the ABC studios in Los Angeles, California, on July 21, 2015
13. Experiment with accessories.
You can branch out from athletic clothing. Try experimenting with boho pieces like a fedora and retro-inspired cat-eye sunglasses like Jaime King if you prefer.
Jaime King departing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on September 9, 2015
14. Pair with a long coat.
Long duster coats are just as trendy as white sneakers, so obviously, the two make a perfect match. You can opt for a bomber jacket style like Kylie’s if you want to keep it sporty.
Kylie Jenner at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on October 21, 2015
15. Contrast with a polished look.
For models-on-the-go like Kendall Jenner, the ability to move swiftly between shows, fittings and shoots is essential. Sneakers help. You can imagine her ensemble looks just as good with heels as it does with white kicks.
Kendall Jenner out and about in Paris, France, on January 22, 2016
16. Wear with all-white.
Can’t be bothered to mix and match? Just go all-white from head to toe.
Gabrielle Union at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on January 26, 2016
17. Style with coordinates.
A fully coordinated look doesn’t have to look so planned and stiff.
Kendall Jenner departing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on January 21, 2016
18. Wear with a hot haute couture look.
Take haute couture from the runway to the street with a pair of white sneakers! Gigi Hadid is a master of this style.
Gigi Hadid spotted at the Balmain show during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, on October 1, 2015
If you have yet to get your first pair of white sneakers, start with these top favorites:
Adidas “Stan Smith” sneakers, $74.95 at Nordstrom
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Sneakers, $50 at Zappos
Nike “Roshe Run” Sneakers, $75 at Zappos