30 + WAYS TO WEAR WHITE SNEAKERS

This pair of white trainers is more than eight years old. They appeared on one of the first posts on my blog back in 2012. You know, when I bought this pair of white sneakers years ago, I planned  to wear them mostly for jogging. Even thought I started to pair these sneakers with dresses quite early on, before it was trendy and all, I didn't expect to wear them this much. I remember how people commented that it was an odd combo, running sneakers and girly dresses, but perhaps I was a bit ahead of my time back then. This was all years ago before dad sneakers reappeared and rose in popularity. I remember being both repelled and attracted by the ugly sneaker trend. I'm still not sure how I feel about it, sometimes I hate ugly sneakers (especially the big ones), sometimes I love them. Who would have thought back then that ugly sneakers trend will last this long? Whatever you think about them, there is no doubt that many pairs of dad sneakers are extremely comfortable, especially those quality made as my pair is (or it wouldn't have lasted me this long- not sure about the brand, though). This pair of white sneakers has  followed me throughout my blogging journey, you might say. 
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THE ONLY PAIR OF SNEAKERS I PACKED WITH ME TO ISLAND HVAR
When I came to live on island Hvar, this was the only pair of sneakers that  I packed. I probably wore it more than 30 times since I've been here- since it is literally THE only pair of sneakers I have with me. How many times have I worn it since I bought them? I'm not sure, but it's definitely more than 30. You know that I aim for at least 30 wears for sustainability reasons. Getting at least 30 wears out of a comfy pair of sneakers is really a no brainer, is it? I'm not sure how many times I have worn them in total, but I'm guessing that the number could to be closer to 300. I mean I have had these sneakers for 8 years, often worn them for hiking and I do hike a lot. It's pretty much the only exercise I do regularly. I've never been much of a gym girl, I have to say. I hate the smell of gyms. I prefer the outdoors. So, good hiking sneakers are a must for me. Scroll bellow to see how I have worn them recently- for my island Hvar hikes.
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Now, that I have shown to you how I styled these white sneakers recently, now it is time to show you more outfit ideas. Most of these are spring and summer outfits but some are transitional ones and one or two are winter outfits (just to cover all seasons and prove these sneakers are seasonless).
MORE OUTFIT IDEAS WITH WHITE SNEAKERS
To make this post more reader friendly, I organized outfits featuring my beloved pair of white sneakers into collages. If I were to post every outfit individually, it would take you forever to browse this post. Trust me, it is better this way. So, how to go about styling white dad sneakers? They are actually quite easy to style, especially with . I have often paired them with jeans. I like to add a blazer on top to make the styling more chic. I'm quite fond of this combo, especially with vintage blazers. Now, that I think of it, most blazers I own are vintage, besides the red one that is 'only' about five years old. Hm, interesting. Anyhow, I wear these sneakers with all kind of outfits, from sporty ones to more dressed up ones. I wouldn't want to wear them to a formal event (that's where I draw the line). 
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PAIRING THE WHITE UGLY SNEAKER WITH DRESSES AND SKIRTS
I love to pair my running sneakers with skirts and dresses, especially girly and feminine ones. Lace dresses paired and running sneakers make for an interesting contrast. I remember how people though I was odd when I wore that combo back in 2012 (Can you spot that 2012 photograph?), but now it wouldn't even draw a second glance. I have to say I'm surprised with how long this ugly sneaker trend has been going on, I actually saw some fashion experts predicting it will be gone by 2020, but somehow it is still going strong. 
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PAIRING THE WHITE UGLY SNEAKER WITH CAPRI JEANS
I love to wear these sneakers with capri jeans and bermuda shorts for maximum comfort. This is a great idea if you want to wear your running sneakers during the warmer months as well. Running and orthopedic sneakers are (generally speaking) more closed and thus warm then your regular denim or fabric sneakers so shedding some layers should help you keep cool. If you want to do some travelling and/or hiking (whether it be nature or the urban jungle), a pair of white running sneakers could come in handy. If you're looking for ways to style them with capri jeans, check out my two proposals bellow.
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PAIRING THE WHITE UGLY SNEAKER WITH JEANS
I already showed you a few ways I wore this pair of white running sneakers with jeans, but here are a few more suggestions. Jeans and sneakers are always a comfortable combo. 
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I hope that you have managed to find inspiration in this post. Remember that shopping our closets and taking good care of our clothes is one of the best ways to be more sustainable. It is also good for our budget. Tell me, do you enjoy shopping your closets? If yes, do you have any tips to share. I honestly think having a fashion blog helps me be more environmentally friendly in my fashion choices as it makes me more aware of the clothing items I have in my closet and of how often I wear them. 
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As always, thank you for reading and visiting. Have a great day ahead!

Comments

  1. Way to go on being on the cutting edge of this trend, Ivana! I don't think it's one I'll ever be fully on board with - chunky sneakers just look so orthopedic to me, and make me feel old. I do like them with your preppy outfits, like jeans and blazers, but they look odd to me with dresses. Probably because back in the 80s, they were worn for walking to and from work, and then we put our "real" shoes on!

    I should do collages for my "flashback" posts, but it's so much more work than just posting the pictures! No one has complained...yet, ha ha!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I know what you mean. I think I even saw it in films. Women would only wear them for walking to work and then take them off. I'm a bit torn about this trend. I do enjoy the comfort but sometimes I feel like the comfort is killing style. As for do collages, they do take so much time. I'm not sure I'll keep doing them in the future, to be honest. Thank you for your comment.

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  2. They definitely go well with everything🤍🤍 Regards!

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  3. Splendida con tutti i look e tutti questi posti meravigliosi

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  4. Haha I know what you mean about the ugly/chunky sneaker trend - sometimes I love it and sometimes not! You look great in sneakers either way, Ivana :) Hope you're having a great week so far!

    aglassofice.com x

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  5. Great looks. Casual and smart with the trainers, I like these :-D

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  6. There are so many ways to wear white sneakers indeed, I like you casual sporty style by the way :)

    xoxo,
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  7. White sneakers are so convenient as they go with pretty much every outfit! I love these looks on you!

    I hope you are doing well :)

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    1. Thanks Amy. I hope you're doing well too.

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  8. Congratulations on reaching 30 wears for these white sneakers, Ivana! I must admit that I've never been a fan of white sneakers and I had to search for a long time to find sneakers without those chunky white soles. I do love that you've been wearing yours with all kinds of different outfits, including dresses, and not just sporty outfits! xxx

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  9. Such a gorgeous and creative outfit ideas with white sneakers, love all of them but these with skirts and dresses are my favorites!

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  10. Ah indeed a classic pair of white sneakers are so versatile. And I am the same I usually only bring one pair of sneakers with me when I travel. And love all the stylish ways you rocked your pair here!!


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  11. You are definitely ahead of your time Ivana. They really do go with everything, and it's nice to be able to wear them with dresses.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  12. This island has epic hikes and views. I love going hiking every weekend.
    White sneakers are such an awesome staple. Plus, extra comfy.
    Have a nice day!

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  13. Anche io ora ho un paio di sneakers bianche, sono molto comode e versatili, belle anche quelle che hai tu si prestano bene a tutti i look che hai postato
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  14. Dear Ivana, thanks for this again so inspirational post! I'm wondering myself how I could live years ago without wearing white trainers as nowadays I wear them mostly :) Love how you combine your white trainers - I think white trainers make each outfit super relaxed and stylish!
    Liebe Grüße, Rena
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  15. One comfy pair of shoes and so so so many outfits- this is brilliant :-)

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  16. Assolutamente d'accordo, sono così comode e versatili! Bellissimi i tuoi look!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  17. Sviđaju mi se bijele tenisice, jako su slatke, i sviđa mi se što su nekako starinske, retro, a samo takve i nosim kao što su takve ili starke, vansice. Također smatram da je na prvom mjestu i udobnost cipela, jer ne vrijedi nositi cipele koje lijepe a neudobne. Članak je odličan, kao i obično, i slike su prekrasne. :)

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  18. It is so funny to me how you were ahead of time with the white sneakers, icon! Love how you have such a personal style and rock it!!!

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  19. I really like sneakers. My favorite type is classic slip-on. They fit perfectly with sporty elegance and casual outfit. Beautiful pictures and beautiful woman. :) :*

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  20. Io sono una grande amante delle sneakers, ne ho tantissime di tutti i modelli e colori, ma in effetti quelle che metto di più sono proprio quelle bianche: sono semplici e versatili e si adattano bene a praticamente qualunque look!
    Sulle dad sneackers la penso come te: avolte mi attirano, altre le trovo orribili, e così fino ad ora non ne ho ancora comprate nemmeno un paio, continuo a preferire le Converse o le Stan Smith...
    Sempre molto utili e carine le tue idee look!
    Baci!
    S
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  21. Digging this! White sneakers are definitely my jam- and you're showing us there are SO many ways to wear 'em!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  22. White sneakers are so versatile.
    You are so creative.
    Kisses!

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  23. Funnily enough the friend who came to visit was wearing a pair of Adidas Gazelles she'd had for over thirty years. Back in the day they were the thing to wear with a satin bias cut dress for a night out.
    Like Sheila, I've never done trainers, they're not my thing at all but you've demonstarted just how versitile they can be and well worth investing in a decent pair if you can wear them for years like you have. xxx

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    1. Adidas Gazelles became a micro trend when I was in high school. One girl bought them, than a friend of mine and then I (they were sold in some tiny shop by the fish market) and soon everyone was wearing them (within the city). It was fun to see as micro trends aren't that common I think- as far as I remember it was limited to our city. When I was in high school, Gazelles were considered retro so it was fun to see a retro design trending. They became an alternative to the hideous wide Adidas (not sure about the name) that were all the rage then in the 2000s. I still like Gazelles, I might get a pair some day.

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  24. You can wear white sneakers with so many different outfits! Have a great weekend Ivana!

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  25. I like classic style white sneakers like the Reebok Princess, I have not fallen into the trend of ugly sneakers yet, it happens to me like there are days when I like them and other days I find them terrible, that's why I never finish cheering me up , very inspiring your selection and if that pair of sneakers have lasted you, that's how nice it is to buy

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  26. All your photos are in different outfits equipped with sneakers ... all look beautiful.

    Regards from Indonesia.
    Have a nice day :)

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  27. Bijele tenisice su must have u svakom ormaru i ja volim kako si ih ti stilizirala na različite načine. Međutim ono što mene svaki put oduševi su tvoje fotografije. More, nebo, priroda su toliko predivni da ih ja ne mogu prestati gledati.

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  28. Oh I love it this because the sneakers are so comfortable
    xx

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  29. I love a good pair of white sneakers. You are always so beautiful and stylish.

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  30. They look like such comfortable and practical shoes and I can see why they are so useful to you as you are always exploring and adventuring so much! :) I've been wearing similar shoes (although i'd say mine are even more ugly!) after my knee injury. I haven't really been thinking about what I'm wearing them with as I have to wear them to support my knee, but I agree there is something about them with dresses that just works. i'm trying to branch out into other shoes now but taking it slowly as I need to make sure I don't aggravate my knee injury when I can't get to my physio. (just because it's too far for me to drive, being in the city next to my office, and I don't feel safe on public transport at the moment).

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend! We had a (small due to restrictions) party for my son's birthday yesterday, it was really fun :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. yes, you need to be very careful with your knee.

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  31. So many cute looks Ivana! Comfortable feet are so important. Isn't is wonderful how anything goes when it comes to fashion? Sneakers always add a playful touch to an outfit. Hopefully the sneaker trend sticks around.

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  32. What a lovely sneaker! This a pair of white sneaker looks awesome in different looks. I couldn't notice that you wear the same sneaker in entire photos, No wonder if you wear it for 300 times, it a great pair!

    Have a lovely Sunday!

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  33. Hey dear Ivana, hope you're doing good! Hows the situation in Croatia and in Bosnia and herzegovina? Hope you and your beloved ones are all safe and sound :)

    I have seen the "ugly" sneakers as a trend for many months, but for some reason I haven't tried it yet! Anyway I love how many people use it and style it with fashionable look that can include also formal pieces like a blazer!

    I always like how you use your clothes in many different ways, here is not the exception and you always teach us that creativity in fashion is crucial in order to look cool!

    Stay safe and thanks for your constant support :)
    Pablo
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  34. So many wonderful outfits Ivana, not a huge fan of the ugly sneakers although they do look cool with the jeans.


    xoxo
    Lovely
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  35. Very interesting post! 👏👏👏 Thanks for sharing! 🌈🌈🌈

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  36. Hello pretty, your red jacket is very cool and the detail of the blue ribbon very original, I loved it.
    By the way, I have realized that we are not following each other yet, if you want that we also follow each other, you know, you follow me and I will come back tomorrow to follow you too, beautiful.

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  37. Great list! I think white sneakers are the great base for everything. Just get it and look stylish always

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  38. I love white sneakers. I wear them all year round, for any outfit. Thanks for the inspiration, Ivana.

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  39. Wow 8 years these trainers have done great. You have many looks, my all time favourite is white shoes and blue jeans, such a classic look. Th peddle pushers are cute too. Take care Ivana : )

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  40. I love sneakers, are so confortavel and transforming all looks.

    Kisses
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  41. Wow, so many georgeous sneakers looks! As you can imagine, I especially love the outfits with girly and feminine dresses and skirts ;-) You look adorable in all of them. By the way, I don't think your sneakers are ugly.
    I only recently discovered my love for white sneakers. In the meantime I find them not only very comfortable but also cute. Just last week I wore them with a girly polka dot dress on a trip with my dear friend Chrissie and her adorable baby :-)

    Kisses Nadine
    http://nadinecd.blogspot.com/2020/06/fipsis-erste-shoppingtour-mit-tante.html

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  42. What A Playful Post - Very Entertaining - Have A Wonderful Week

    Cheers

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  43. I'm so impressed that you have had these sneakers for 8 years and also with all the ways you've managed to style them into so many outfits. I don't personally own white sneakers since they're not my style and I don't wear white but I have a pair of sustainable silver sneakers that I try to wear in the same manner that you have your white sneakers.

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  44. Hello Ivana
    I only recently started to like chunky sneakers, I thought my foot was too big for my height !!
    I thought I was the big foot !!
    As always you can combine them with many styles, yes and I can see the 300 times that you used them !!



    xoxo

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  45. Ti auguro una buona giornata tesoro!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  46. Your white sneakers look so happy with you!
    All perfect outfits inspire me, and your collages are so wonderful!
    The picture of your socks is so pretty, Ivana<3

    akiko
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