There are very few fashion items we loved back in the early 2000s that are still in our wardrobe rotations today. Remember trucker hats? Pashminas? Jeans with no back pockets? Enough said. But here's one timeless fashion truth: A crisp pair of white sneakers has long made any outfit instantly cooler.
Our Who What Wear editors are all major fans of swapping out heels for an immaculate pair of tennis shoes—it's the best trick for achieving an elevated look that's not trying too hard. To prove our theory, we've styled three flawless head-to-toe ensembles, each made even better when paired with this season's best white sneakers.
Ready to invest in something that will never go out of style? Here are three key outfits that will take you through the season, and they're all just a click away on Amazon.
THE MIDI SKIRT
Midi skirts are unbelievably versatile, and they add just the right touch of retro femininity to an updated look. Whether you choose a '50s-inspired sharp satin pleat or a '90s-vibe ribbed knit, nothing teams better with the white tennis shoes that ruled both decades. Balance out the overall vibe with a structured bag and a jean jacket—and remember, this season's denim is relaxed and embroidered.
Wide-leg pants are a major look for spring, and they are infinitely more chic when teamed with flats. Achieve effortless cool by adding notes of blush pink—this season's hottest tone—and toughening up your look with a classic leather moto jacket, timeless eyewear, and a metallic crossbody bag.
A shirtdress is the epitome of casual cool, and we love this fresh take on a classic. Statement sleeves are still a must-have, and these shoulder cutouts are perfect for warmer weather. The essential accessories to update the look for spring? Statement earrings and an equally embellished mini bag. Just be sure to let your buttoned-up look relax below the ankles—these tasseled sneakers are just the right amount of detail to keep your look as elevated as it is sidewalk-friendly.