How to Wear White Sneakers: 18 Celebrity-Inspired Ways

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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 wears white sneakers with a hoodie and sweatpantsRihanna wears white sneakers with a hoodie and sweatpants 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 wears white sneakers with a printed jacket-and-shorts setKylie 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 wears white sneakers with a statement-printed sweaterJessie J wears white sneakers with a statement-printed sweater 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 wears white sneakers with tank-top-and-jeansDakota 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 with white sneakersGigi 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 rocks white sneakers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocks white sneakers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2015

7 & 8. Make an errand-running getup cooler

Jessica Alba went through her usual mom routine in style with an eye-catching pair of zip-up white sneakers.

Jessica Alba arriving with her daughters at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Jessica Alba arriving with her daughters at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on January 2, 2016

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.

Reese Witherspoon wears white sneakers with a country-chic checked shirtReese 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's t-shirt-jeans-and-sneakers getupCharlize Theron’s t-shirt-jeans-and-sneakers getup at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2015

10. Try trousers

Experiment with a looser, baggier silhouette like Miley Cyrus.

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 every day.

Miley Cyrus wears trainers with well-fitting dress pantsMiley Cyrus wears trainers with well-fitting dress pants 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)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 is 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 wearing sneakers with a skirt and satin blouseCharlize Theron wearing sneakers with a skirt and satin blouse 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 rocks a fedora and retro-inspired cat-eye sunglassesJaime King rocks a fedora and retro-inspired cat-eye sunglasses at 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 wears a bomber jacket at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Kylie Jenner wears a bomber jacket 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 wears comfortable and clean white sneakersKendall Jenner wears comfortable and clean white sneakers 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 wears all-white from head to toeGabrielle Union wears all-white from head to toe 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 wears white shoes at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Kendall Jenner wears white shoes at 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 wears white sneakers at the Balmain show during the Paris Fashion WeekGigi Hadid wears white sneakers 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 from Zappos and Nordstrom:

Adidas “Stan Smith” Sneakers, $74.95

Adidas "Stan Smith" Sneakers

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Sneakers, $50

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Sneakers

Nike “Roshe Run” Sneakers, $75

Nike "Roshe Run" Sneakers

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