Ask an Editor: Please Help Me Find the Perfect White Sneakers
Welcome to our Ask an Editor series where each month, I’ll answer questions submitted by our lovely readers. So, how does it work? At the end of this story, submit your style- or fashion-related questions, and I’ll pick three submissions to solve next month. (And maybe even give you a shout-out!)
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“I have been seeing white sneakers explode on my Pinterest news feed, and I love the look, except I'm not lean and leggy. In fact, I’m quite the opposite: petite and curvy. I can't seem to find a pair that suits me! Ones like the Lacoste Carnaby leather sneakers were surprisingly clunky looking on my feet, and lower-profile Keds made my feet look disproportionately tiny compared to my calves. Any suggestions on what to look for in a white sneaker or how to style them so that I can appear leggier? — Zarine Mistry
Try looking for a pair that’s cut low around the ankle; this small detail will help elongate your legs. A couple of other things to keep an eye out for are the thickness of the sole, and buying thin shoe laces rather than thick bulky laces. As far as styling the sneakers, opt for one color head-to-toe for a flattering look. You can also tuck in your shirt to accentuate your waist and help you look longer.
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“I have a huge trip coming up in the fall that spans two weeks and two different climates. One will be a warm vacation, and the other will be in a chillier setting for a wedding! How do I efficiently pack for both? And what should I wear for my 14-hour flight?” — Molly Kimber
Start by figuring out how many outfits you’ll need for the trip, and strategically plan each look before you put anything in your suitcase. I always try on and photograph each outfit I’ve planned so I know exactly what to wear on my trip. This saves time and ensures that you’re only bringing the essentials. Since you’re traveling to two different climates, try planning outfits with versatile pieces you can mix and match. A breezy jumpsuit or a lightweight dress are great options you can wear in both climates and easily throw on a jacket or scarf while in the colder location. And for the 14-hour flight? You can’t go wrong with wearing your comfiest jeans and and a great sweater.
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“I just bought this great green satin bomber jacket from Topshop, and I’m looking for cool ways to style it. Can you help?” — Caitlin Potter
Topshop has an awesome selection of bomber jackets, so nice pick. To help inspire your next look, I've gathered my favorite ways to style the on-trend jacket.
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A skilled shopper and proud denim hoarder, Michelle hustled her way into the fashion industry straight from Kansas. Working in the fast-paced and always-evolving digital space fits her Gemini personality to a T. From hunting down affordable (and on-trend) fashion items to answering countless "What should I wear to X?" questions from her friends, Michelle is excited to share her expertise with you!
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