With Your White Sneakers, Wear These Socks to Look Good!

Do you wear white sneakers?

I do!

And I love them!

But, what happens when you wear them out and a sunny day turns into a rainy one?

Your white shoes almost immediately gets obvious dirt stains.

Some people think wearing white sneakers can be challenging.

So, why do people think that?

Why Do People Think Wearing White Sneakers Can Be Challenging?

Can Appear “Out of Place"

White is an “expansive” colour. 

Like other light colours, white is expansive and airy. 

Think about a room painted in white, it makes the room appear larger than it is. 

But, what about wearing white at our feet?

It can also make your feet look larger when you look at the whole outfit. 

When not worn properly, your look may appear unbalanced. 

Most men and women’s bottoms are dark colours (black, navy, grey, etc.)

If you add white to it, your natural look may be negated.

In other words, white sneakers may make your overall coordinate look a little “out of place”.

Easy to Get Dirty

Undeniably, white shoes are extremely easy to get dirty.

While immaculately clean white sneakers are beautiful and create a sense of feeling of cleanliness and neatness, when they are dirty, they really stand out.

Nevertheless, there are quite a few who wear dirty white sneakers.

Are you guilty of this, like I am?

The appeal of white sneakers is its “cleanliness”. 

Regular maintenance is an essential to dress up white sneakers.

For those who feel that maintenance is a pain, wearing white sneakers can be a hurdle.

May Appear Too Casual

White sneakers are an apparel item that gives off a clean, casual and sporty impression.

However, depending on the coordinate, it may be difficult to match it with your look because it might appear too casual.

I didn’t mean to scare you off from wearing white shoes!

Don’t worry!

After reading this blog post, and with our suggestions, your foot will look great!

What Socks to Wear With White Sneakers?

Sock Colour

#1 General Rule

The general rule of thumb: Match the colour of your white shoes with the colour of your socks. 

If you match the colour of your socks to the colour of your shoes, your entire look will appear more cohesive and balanced.

For example, try wearing white socks with your white sneakers.

#2 Grey Socks for Gradation

Grey socks are perfect for achieving an interesting gradation effect. 

Imagine coordinating a pair of black skinny jeans to a pair of white shoes with a pair of grey socks. 

The grey socks will soften the stark contrast of the black pants and white shoes, pulling your whole look together. 

#3 Red Socks

For socks, try an eye-catching and bright colour, like red or orange. 

A bold colour for sure, but definitely do try switching out your usual monotone black, white, or grey socks for something a little more flashy. 

You might be pleasantly surprised!

Red is an intense colour but when used as an accessory, in this case socks, it can make an outfit look more refined. 

Furthermore, red works beautifully with monotone colours or denim, so it makes a perfect pairing for casual wear. 

Red socks give off a stylish accent to any dreary and monotonous outfit. 

#4 When in Doubt, Pick White

Need to get out of the house in a hurry but don’t know what colour socks to choose? 

When in doubt, go with white. 

White socks on the feet make for a clean and tidy impression. 

White, a colour with no hue, pairs well with essentially anything. 

#5 Monotone Socks

Many people have a large stash of monotone socks. 


They’re easy to mix and match. 

When you’re shopping for new socks, rather than contemplate what design or style to choose, it’s always easiest to reach for the solid colour socks.

The overall look of your outfit can change drastically depending on which monotone colour socks you pick: black or white. 

#6 Black Socks Look Sharp

Wearing a pair of grey skinny jeans with white sneakers?

Add a pair of black socks to your outfit to keep it looking cohesive and balanced. 

Even though your entire look is full of casual items and basic colours, the colour scheme will keep your entire look sharp and well-defined. 

By combining a casual everyday wear with monotonous colours, you can add subtlety to an outfit.

Sock Pattern

#1 Stripes

Add a little flair and character to a simple monotone outfit with a pair of striped socks.  

I love monotone colours in winter clothing, but I find my outfits can look a little boring and dreary sometimes.

Spruce monotonous coloured looks with a pair of striped socks. 

Stripes are a fun illusion to the eyes, it’ll light up your whole outfit without drawing too much attention.  

#2 Socks with Prints

Socks with all kinds of prints all over it are popular because they are so fun, expressive, and full of life.

Any outfit when paired with patterned socks gives your look a stylish and unique vibe. It adds character with its pop of different colours.

For casual or street fashion, we recommend experimenting with different types of printed socks. 

Add them to a pair of plain white sneakers as a fashion statement. 

Depending on the design of the sneakers, select a pair of socks that have a similar motif. 

For example, if your sneakers have thick stripes, pick out a pair of socks that are the same colours as those stripes.  

This will elevate your entire look!

When you pick out your socks, there are no set rules.

Add your favourite socks to your white sneakers to wide the fashion range at your feet.

Patterned socks make great accents to your feet.  

Sock Length and Shapes

#1 No Show Socks

There are many no show sock options to wear with a low-cut white sneakers.

Ankle socks started gaining popularity in the 1930’s with the rise of popular pastimes like sports and tennis. 

Ankle socks keep your feet protected against friction but at the same time, won’t stick out from your high tops. 

Don’t like how your ankle socks stick out from your low-cut converses?

Try ped socks.

They’re low cut socks that fit just above the heel collar. 

Whether you prefer regular socks or a pair of no show socks, please put on some type of socks with your sneakers. 

From keeping our feet from smelling (worse than it does) and protecting it from wounds, socks serve a wide range of protective functions for our feet (and nose). 

Some people don’t like to wear ankle socks or ped socks because they keep slipping off. 

But, knowing these two tricks will allow your no-show socks to stay on at all times. 

#2 High Socks

Try a variety of colours and styles and see what you are most comfortable and happy with. 

If you want to show off a bit of your socks, opt for a mid-length pair. 

They will pop out just slightly above your high top sneakers if you’re looking to show off a little bit of colour. 

The general sock rule for sneakers, and any other sneakers or shoes really, is go with a style that fits your personality. 

Tips for Wearing Socks with White Shoes

Here are some simple tips on how to wear your white socks flawlessly:

  • In order to prevent the image effect of short legs, try wearing tight clothing that does not produce volume to the upper body.
  • Spray your white shoes with waterproof solution to prevent dirt from getting on.
  • If you are wearing white sneakers with a colour for focal point, try to incorporate that focal colour in your clothing.
  • Use plain solid colour socks as they are much easier to wear with white sneakers
  • Solid colours give it a uniform look to your outfit

Trendy Socks for White Sneakers

#1 Patterned Socks

Patterned socks look great on simple white sneakers. 

Flashy patterned socks, which can act as a focal point of coordinates, can create various different looks depending on its design.

Check the pattern sock outfits that will increase your fashionable look just by wearing them and use them as accents for your feet!

#2 Lined or Striped Socks

Striped socks are extremely easy to wear with white sneakers.

Socks with a black base and white lines act as a subtle accent to give a sporty impression while also exhibiting a retro atmosphere.

#3 Logo Socks for a Sporty Look

Socks with logos on the ankle are popular streetwear items as it creates a sporty and casual look.

Outfits with logos, which is also a trend item, gives off a fashionable impression with a casual colour.

For casual street fashion, we recommend using coloured socks with a logo!


Just look at the amount of fashion bloggers and fashionistas on social media sporting white sneakers.

We love the look of white sneakers!

While there are some hurdles that may prevent us from wearing them on a daily basis, we hope our tips today will help you wear them with confidence!


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