Here’s a styling tip from veteran actress Fann Wong to take to heart: White sneakers are always a good idea. Whether you’re going for laidback athleisure look or topping off polished pant suit or dress with a contrasting pair of kicks, there are a ton of ways to style a pair of white sneakers.
Scroll through the gallery for some style inspiration and ideas on how to get the most wear out of you rubber-soled kicks.
For a sporty-inspired look, pair your tracksuit with some classic white sneakers like Fann’s Prada Cloudbust Sneakers.
Tip: Instead of wearing a tracksuit, you can also channel the actress’s athleisure vibe and style a sportier sneaker with a pair of leggings and loose sweatshirt.
Photo: Fann Wong/Instagram
A pair of crisp Adidas Stan Smith sneakers (plus, the green accents complements the vibrant print perfectly here) is a no-fail way to make a printed two-piece set like this one seen on Mandopop sensation, Jolin Tsai, look cooler.
Tip: To add a sophisticated spin, pair your kicks with office-friendly pieces like a blazer or a pantsuit.
Photo: Jolin Tsai/Instagram
The local actress showed off her playful side by donning a My Melody jumper. She paired the jumper that pays a nod to the childhood classic with lightweight jogger pants and lace-up sneakers.
Tip: Borrow a leaf out of Jeanette’s style book and treat the white sneaker as a bright base for a neutral all-black outfit. Bonus: bookmark this comfy travel-friendly ensemble for your next trip to the airport.
Photo: Jeanette Aw/Instagram
Like we needed more proof that white sneakers go with practically any outfit under the sun, but local actress Julie Tan’s whimsical tulle midi skirt and pullover outfit really underscores the point. Like Jolin Tsai, Julie Tan was also wearing a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.
Tip: If you’re looking for a way to make your midi skirt look less uptown chic and more downtown cool, throw in a pair of sneakers and you’re all set.
Photo: Julie Tan/Instagram
Though black and white pieces are the most obvious neutrals to pair your pristine kicks with, sweet pastel wardrobe basics like this pink denim jacket add an unexpected feminine and romantic vibe to the outfit.
Tip: If you are working with colourful pieces, choose one hue and mix it with a clean white palette so the colour pops just like Ouyang Nana’s pink-on-white get-up. When choosing your pair of white kicks, find one with an accent colour that matches the rest of your ensemble.
Photo: Ouyang Nana/Instagram
You can’t always emulate all of the celebrity off-duty outfits but Chinese actress Ouyang Nini’s cute-but-comfy chunky Balenciaga Triple S, oversized graphic tee and black crossbody ensemble is super easy to pull off.
Tip: While chunky “dad” sneakers might seem a little intimidating, they are actually more versatile than you think. You can style your chunky sneakers with anything from flirty short dresses and skirts to elegant jumpsuits to sporty track pants.
Photo: Ouyang Nini/Instagram
Keep your look casual like Chinese supermodel Liu Wen and team your white lace-up sneakers with a wool sweater, ankle-grazing high-waisted jeans and a structured nude bag.
Tip: If you want to dress up your white sneakers, pair your outfit with a structured and ladylike bag. You can also show off your white kicks by rolling up your jeans at the ankle or opting for a pair of cropped jeans.
Photo: Liu Wen/Instagram
White sneakers work as a great substitute for strappy flats and sandals. Taiwanese model, Sui Tang, completed her breezy top and denim midi skirt outfit with a pair of lowtops in this sweet snap with her daughter.
Tip: Offset the femininity of a ladylike skirt-and-top set with a pair of white kicks.
Photo: Sui Tang/Instagram
White sneakers are not just meant for the weekends. They work just as well for outfits that can be dressed up with pumps as they do for outfits that can be worn with pointy-toe flats. Retire your heels and cop Korean singer Suzy’s look by pairing a slightly unstructured blazer with a pair of crisp white sneakers.
Tip: Elevate your basic black or white tee and skinny jeans combo to new heights with a pair of white sneakers that has an unexpected element like a metallic leather accent.
Balance out a ladylike lace midi dress with a pair of white kicks – as demonstrated by Victoria’s Secret angel He Sui.
Tip: For a look will take you from the office to drinks with friends and even to a date, team a fancier dress with a pair of casual kicks.
Photo: He Sui/Instagram
Denim and white sneakers go together just like cookies and milk, just look at how cute Chinese actress Yang Mi looks in this white-tee-and-denim-skirt matchup.
Tip: Match your white kicks with some crochet or brightly coloured socks and let your socks do the talking.
Photo: Yang Mi/Instagram