You know the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Well, that's how us Who What Wear editors feel about our go-to white sneakers and jeans. Everyone is bound to have a pair of all-time favorite jeans—and that's a fact—but what we often glance over is that for every pair of beloved jeans, there's a pair of perfectly matched white sneakers to go with them. Today, you're going to hear from our talented and stylish team of editors on the best white sneakers to wear with jeans. In other words, these are our ultimate favorite sneaker-and-jean duos, and we suggest you take notes.
Ahead, you'll see every denim style from cropped and stretchy to high-rise and starchy, each accompanied by the perfect pair of white sneakers to go with them. Ready for the jean and sneaker shopping spree of a lifetime? Thought so.
"I'm all for boring white sneakers, but this '80s-inspired pair is anything but. Even if I'm wearing them with something simple like jeans and a white T-shirt, they catch your eye."
"There's no doubt I'm digging the chunky dad sneakers and embellished kicks trending right now, but there is nothing more versatile, classic, and timeless than these crisp white Superga sneakers. I get so much wear out of them. They're great for trips as you can wear them with dresses, shorts, and jeans alike. On the weekends, I live in them with casual jeans and tees. It's such an easy, and effortless outfit."
"I love classic white sneakers, and these Vans high-tops are my go-to. I love that they have a hint of a platform; they're comfortable, and they pair well with these 90s-inspired Agolde's—aka my favorite jeans ever, which I have in every wash and maybe wear almost every day?"
"Every time I wear my platform Air Force 1s, I just feel a little bit cooler, you know? I love that they're a classic sneaker, but the extra height gives them a stylish twist. Though the styling possibilities are endless, my go-to way to wear them is with cropped jeans and a fun pair of socks."
"I already wear these jeans almost every day, and I just bought these new Nike sneakers to wear with them all spring and summer long. I love how they are sporty but still cool and polished and, most importantly, comfortable."
"I like the classic Nike Cortez sneakers because they're super comfortable, affordable, and look good with any and all of my jeans—it's a no-brainer outfit combo when I don't know what to wear."
"I know the Levi's Wedgie jeans have been insanely popular, and I didn't know what all the fuss was about until I tried on a pair recently myself. They are such a good vintage dupe; it's the best I've seen from a new pair of jeans. Plus they make your rear look amazing. Meghan Markle is a fan of the sneakers. French girls are generally fans, too. Basically, these shoes belong on your feet."
"Right now I'm gravitating toward '90s-inspired denim silhouettes, which means boot cut (yes, boot cut) jeans. I'm especially loving these from CQY—a newly-launched brand based in L.A. I'm pairing them with these Reebok sneakers that have a similar throwback feel."
"I can't get enough of a cropped jean and high-top Converse look. It's easy, the shapes of the jean and the sneakers are flattering, and both are styles I feel really comfortable wearing. I have these jeans in two washes and wear them nonstop. They are stretchy, but don't look it, and are so easy to dress up should Converse not be appropriate for the occasion."