Sneaky Little Whites
Bianca S. Valerio (The Philippine Star) - October 24, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly everyone is sporting his or her ensemble — from gowns to grunge — with white sneakers. Though many will agree that nothing still beats pairing an LBD with sexy stilettos, for now, we all get a hall pass to switch it up with a good old pair of white kicks.

The cardinal rule in fashion is know your body shape to help you better choose styles that flatter your form.

The same applies to sneakers as proportion is key to pull off a modern vs. a more dated “Titas of Manila” look.

Fittingly, brands like Converse indulge our white sneakers addiction with a wide range of styles to suit every body type. From classic Chuck Taylors to quirky statement sneaks, here are some tips to help you achieve that kickin’ OOTD.

The hidden wedge

Want the comfort of a sneaker yet the added height from heels? This white high-cut has a hidden wedge, that when worn, actually feels like you’re in flats. No, really.

Semi slip-on

To the ballerina-shoe-loving gal who prefers more femininity in her sneakers, this is perfect for those who want to try the normcore trend but have wider ankles. A slimmer, low-cut style exposes more foot area, lessening the bulk.

Quilted classic

If you want to pull off sneakers at a formal event, here’s a trick: play with textures and fabrics by opting for leather and quilt design versus your traditional canvas. Don’t forget to RSVP.

Designer duds

Instantly upgrade the classic sneakers with designer collaborations like this Andy Warhol for Converse. Besides, bananas are good for you anyway.

Faux laces

Back zippers come to the swift rescue when you just can’t be bothered with laces but at least looked like you made the effort.

Boot up

If boots and sneakers got together by spooning, this would be the perfect union. Lace up those kicks hidden inside a leather zippered boot for a modern, street-style vibe. Genius.

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