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Basic Building: Perfect White Sneakers

Basic Building: Perfect White Sneakers

Now and then, I stumble on an item so good I have to share it with everyone. 

If you need a classic, white, wear-with-everything sneaker for the fall, I found the perfect pair, by Cole Haan, and they are on sale, in all sizes.

As life continues to lean toward casual comfort, a stylish sneaker is a must-have. You can pair them with absolutely everything, from leggings and jeans to skirts and shorts. The challenge is sometimes, the sneakers in our closets might be too bulky or sporty. 

You don’t want to wear the same sneaker you wear on walks or to the gym. Instead, you want something with a level of polish and sophistication. 


Cole Haan Margo Leather Sneaker 


Cole Haan Margo Leather Sneaker

Cole Haan Margo Leather Sneaker, Sale: $89.97

Cole Haan, of course, is known for their incredible level of comfort mixed with style. There are a few elements to this particular pair that I am absolutely crazy about.

The slim profile makes this the ideal pair to wear with outfits. The leather is soft and smooth, giving it a high-end look (on sale right now for under $90).

But my favorite detail is the luggage color logo on the tongue, which creates a cohesive look when paired with other elements like this reader favorite crossbody bag by Madewell

I bought these for myself, so you’ll see me in them on Instagram, and I’m going to feature them throughout the season in outfit posts. They run true to size and get an A+ for comfort. 

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Mrs. Todd

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Update: I wore these today. The laces aren’t too short, I was wearing them wrong! Now the top holes aren’t laced. Super cute.

Mrs. Todd

Thursday 24th of September 2020

I have these. They are my only white shoes, and are everything you described. I wear them with white Bombas socks for a no show look. They look good with everything, and upgrade a casual look. They don’t have arch support. I’m in a sunny climate, so white all year long is no big deal. The laces could be a tad longer.

Marcelle McGhee

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

I would love to find some with arch support, these are just too flat for me. I currently have an addias pair that are ok for short walking but definitely not for long hauls.


Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

I love the sneakers! Could you explain why these don't follow the white shoes after Labor Day fashion rule or is that even a thing anymore? I truly love your style and just want to know if you have a personal rule of thumb?


Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Thank you!! These are so cute!! I like a little bit of a heel lift since my feet don’t do well in perfectly flat shoes. Let us know if you find something like that.

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