When searching for the perfect shoe to team with a refined blazer, what's the first style you think of? Simple black mules are always a great go-to, as are sleek ankle booties, but Emily Ratajkowski's white sneakers might just inspire you to opt for something new. Prepare to ditch your usual combo and step into a pair of versatile — not to mention comfortable — white trainers.
It's no secret that sneaker-and-blazer duos are on the rise — and Ratajkowski is the latest to demonstrate just how it's done. On Tues., the model took to Instagram to share one of her typical ensembles while out and about in New York City. Her perfect fall look consisted of just a few wardrobe staples, including a cream-colored mini sweater dress, which she wore underneath an oversized gray blazer (buttoned-up for a polished look).
Based on that description alone, you'd think the model donned your average office-friendly outfit. But as Ratajkowski typically tends to do, she added an unexpected — but very welcomed — twist into the mix in the form of bright-white sneakers by Joshua Sanders. And this isn't the first time she's worn this particular pairing. Last month, she styled an affordable mini blazer dress with classic white kicks. Ratajkowski topped off her look with a Dodger's baseball cap from '47 and white Nike ankle socks for the ultimate business-meets-sports-event ensemble.
White sneakers have long been a celebrity and street-style staple, and now even royals are getting in on the trend. On Sun., Meghan Markle was photographed donning a pair from eco-friendly French brand, Veja. The Oct. 21 sighting marked the first time she's worn trainers as a royal, and a spike in white sneaker sales has naturally followed.
Markle teamed her optic white kicks with simple black skinnies and a windbreaker, whereas Ratajkowski took a completely different styling approach. But therein lies the beauty of the colorless shoe — they're versatile and incredibly easy to wear, whether it's with a more sporty-casual look or a business-leaning one.
Ready to try your hand at styling a pair of white sneaker? Ahead, shop Ratajkowski's exact pair, as well as some of The Zoe Report's favorite white sneakers, from super clunky to perfectly streamlined.