Shortly after reading our previous post, an aquaintance of ours looked a bit puzzled. He seemed to see a major flaw in it: we used a few pictures of white sneakers.
“But don’t they look bad?” he asked. He was under that impression, it seems, because he saw so many badly dressed young men who happened to wear such shoes.
We were quite baffled, really: what could be so hard about it? And then we blanked completely. For over a month. Therefore losing our right to bitch about bloggers not updating often enough forever.
Thankfully, after staring for hours at any guy wearing said shoes, our eyes crazed and our mouths foaming, we finally got a bit of an answer.
What we observed is simple: you should not wear a dark outfit with white sneakers. There is something about it ever-so-slightly casual douche, as we like to call it. See:
T-shirt H&M, jeans H&M, shoes Adidas.
This particular outfit may be a tad cliché, of course. But overall, dark clothes + white shoes just don’t work well. Try to imagine a guy in a tuxedo with white wingtips. Naaaaah.
Now try the same outfit with lighter pants:
Or with a white t-shirt (so daring):
t-shirt Urban Outfitters.
Like, wow, you guys.
There you have it, folks: white sneakers have to be worn with at least one light piece of clothing.
It is very encouraging that it took us a month to figure it out, isn’t it.
The preppier version may also be worn with a dressier outfit. Be careful, though: unlike our first magical rule, this might be just a matter of opinions.
We actually disagreed on this with several of our fashion advisers; but a fight to death proved to be once again a wonderful way to settle an argument.
We are particularely fond of the white sneakers + light gray pants + light blue shirt + dark belt combination. Just look at this:
This is a warmer weather outfit, of course. Now, about black, smart pants worn with those… You might be able to pull it off, but please don’t overdo it with the quirky-retro-but-like-so-cool vibe. So cool it with the bow-ties.
And we’re done! Hurray! Of course, if you have any suggestions, please go ahead and enlighten us.
Now off you go, come back next time for SHIRTS. How thrilling!