Four Ways to Style White Leather Sneakers

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by La Vida Lati

I love a good shoe sale. My closet and my husband can both attest to that, LOL. However, I can be very picky when it comes to buying sneakers. I don’t know what it is, but there is so much when it comes to a pair of sneakers’ look and feel that makes it hard to commit. But, there was one white leather sneaker I had my eye on for quite some time and finally took the plunge to buy while on sale: The Reebok Club C 85 women’s sneakers.

I was all heart eyes when they were finally delivered. But, soon after the glitz and excitement wore off, I became stumped. I’d never purchased white leather sneakers before—how do I style them? I had tons of Pinterest pins for such outfits, but not all of them were doable with my own wardrobe without buying this or that. Other than athletic wear, I was drawing a blank for a good while on how to wear them.

Over time, I’ve grown more accustomed to reaching for these shoes, and I will say that their cost per wear has gone down significantly over the past few months; they’ve really made themselves a worthwhile purchase. There’s just something about a crisp white sneaker that polishes off an outfit or makes an otherwise too leisurely outfit look a bit more pulled together. Similarly, it can bring an otherwise more business casual look down a notch, making it instantly more casual.

Y’all loved the mix-and-match outfit ideas I shared recently in my 2021 Spring Must-haves from Old Navy post, so I thought I’d do a little roundup of recent outfits with these shoes to spark some idea in your own closet, as well! If you’re not sure how to style your white leather sneakers, here are my four favorite ways to give you some inspiration:

Ultimate Casual Look with White Sneakers: Oversized Jackets and Leggings

Like I just previously noted, crisp white leather sneakers have a way of making an otherwise frumpy outfit look more intentional and pulled together. Pairing a large, oversized sweater or jacket with leggings and finishing the outfit with white sneakers is a great way to pull off a casual, effortless look. This kind of outfit is perfect for a day at the park, picnics, trunk meetups (as seen below), a leisurely walk, running errands—you name it!

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White Leather Sneakers | Oversized Denim Jacket (Exact), Denim Jacket (Similar) | Striped T-shirt | Layered Necklace Set | Vintage Wash Hat

Spring Casual Sneakers Outfit: A Light Jacket and Basic Tee

Living in Texas, a layered Spring look is a necessity with this rollercoaster weather we have. Fluctuating temps calls for light layering jackets like this distressed fitted denim jacket. Polish off a basic Spring look with your white leather sneakers for an effortlessly casual outfit that’s perfect for cooler temps. By the way, this tee is only $8, is unbelievably soft, and has the best subtle tie dye to it! A must-have for gradually getting into the tie-dye trend that’s taking over once again.

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Distressed Denim Jacket | Subtle Tie-dye Shirt | White Leather Sneakers | Black Skinny Jeans | Layered Necklace Set | Sunglasses

Cozy Casual with White Sneakers: Graphic Tees and Cardigans

I’m a sucker for pairing a long cardigan with anything, so imagine my excitement when duster cardigans came back in style! My favorite two longer cardigans are pictured here. They can dress up or down so easily, and are heavy enough to keep you warm with layered long sleeves in the Fall and Winter, but light enough to be a lighter layer for Spring. Pairing a cardigan with a graphic tee and white sneakers is a perfect way to get a layered, cozy, casual look. Throw on a hat or layer up some jewelry to change up your look!

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Sweater Jacket | Sublime Graphic Tee | White Leather Sneakers | Layered Necklace Set | Distressed Jeans (Similar)

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Sweater Jacket | Graphic Tee | White Leather Sneakers | Layered Necklace Set | Skinny Jeans

Rainy Day Outfit with White Leather Sneakers: Trench Coat, Hoodie, and Jeans

This was one of the first looks I created with these sneakers, and one of my favorites. There’s something about a layered street-style look that I just love! On a rainy day here in Texas, I paired a lightweight pullover hoodie in heather gray with a mustard/camel trench raincoat, some distressed black skinny jeans, and the white sneakers to pull in the pops of white in my hoodie. I knew I’d be on-the-go with errands, so I threw on my black sling bag and was hands-free for whatever came my way that day.

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Heathered Gray Hoodie | Trench Raincoat (Similar) | Distressed Jeans | White Leather Sneakers | Black Sling Bag | Sunglasses

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