5 Ways To Style White Sneakers | How To Wear White Sneakers | Winter Outfit Ideas

5 Ways To Style White Sneakers | How To Wear White Sneakers | Winter Outfit Ideas

– I’m Brian Sacawa, you’re
watching He Spoke Style. And today, five ways
to wear white sneakers. (luxurious music) This video is sponsored by
Koio and throughout this video, I’m gonna be featuring
this shoe right here. This is the Koio Capri Triple White, or the Capri Triple White. I say that because it is handmade in Italy with smooth and durable
Vitello calf leather. It’s got the Margom sole, which is known for being
lightweight and extremely durable, finished with hand-painted edges. It’s a very handsome minimal
sneaker at a price point that is much easier to swallow
than others in this category. This shoe retails for $248,
free shipping and returns. He Spoke Style viewers can
get a free cleaning kit with the purchase of any Koio shoes by using code HESPOKESTYLE, all one word. Links down below in the description. Now let’s take a look at five
ways to style white sneakers. White sneakers themselves are very simple, which makes them incredibly easy to style, and extremely versatile. And up first here is a very
clean simple and classic look. Probably the most classic of the five I’m gonna show you today. This to me is one of those
looks that’s so classic, and so easy to put together
that you almost forget about it. Every piece in this outfit
is an absolute classic starting with the navy
peacoat, this one is by Theory. You can check out my complete
outerwear collection video with the link right up there. Underneath, another classic pairing. We have a white OCBD by Polo Ralph Lauren. And then layered over that, a gray merino wool V neck
sweater which is by J.Crew. One thing to point out here is the balance that the white shirt creates
for the whole outfit. You can see just a little bit
of the white shirt up top, which balances really nicely
with the white sneakers. Pants, classic khaki chinos by Bonobos. And then on my wrist we
have the Rolex Explorer II. Now I chose this watch
specifically for the white dial, which again, that little pop of white just helps to bring everything together, and make the entire outfit
that much more cohesive. Here we have an outfit
that I would consider to be kind of luxe casual. And a really great example
of how to do more with less, but still have a very very cohesive, and well put together look. Really aside from the sneakers
and the watch on my wrist, we’re dealing with just three pieces here. We have the coat, the
turtleneck and the jeans. So let’s actually start with the jeans. These are by Michael Andrews Bespoke. Yes, there is such a
thing as Bespoke jeans. And if you’ve ever had
difficulty finding a perfect fit, it’s something I definitely
recommend checking into. Turtleneck is by Corneliani. It’s in a great wool and cashmere blend. I love the juxtaposition of that fabric paired with the denim. Also, the color contrast
works really well. Coat is by Daniele Alessandrini. Great plaid pattern, subtle,
yet still makes a statement. Watch is the IWC Ingenieur. The final thing I’ll say about this look is that I like how we have these two competing
styles coming together. Up top, definitely more dressy with the jacket and the turtleneck, and then the bottom we have
the jeans and the sneakers. It’s a great way to stay
stylish, chic and sporty. Little bit of a mod approach
here in this next look. I wanted to put together
something that was simple, but that had kind of a
cool factor to it as well. The way to do that is to
embrace your inner minimalist. Again, not a whole lot of
pieces making up this look. It just goes to show you that
sometimes the simplest looks can make the biggest statements. In order to do that,
with the foundation here, I chose to go more or less monochromatic. We have a dark gray or charcoal
gray turtleneck by Uniqlo, paired with some black Levi’s denim jeans. Now I didn’t go full on monochromatic because the sneakers being white, I thought would have
been a little too jarring had I picked a black coat. So instead, I went with this
camel coat by Selected Homme to provide a focal point for the look, and to create some balance
with the white sneakers. Black jeans and white sneakers,
I think are a great combo. Maximum contrast there, so balance in an outfit is important. Two final details to point out here. Sunglasses with the cabernet
tinted gradient lenses are by Moscot. And then on my wrist we have
the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph. The dial being kind of a nod to the contrast of the
sneakers and the jeans. You can wear sneakers with a suit, especially if they’re white sneakers. But I think it works just
as well if not better when you pair them with suit separates. A suit is more formal so
dressing it down in that way is sort of a high risk endeavor. A blazer with trousers on the other hand, is inherently a little more
casual, a little more sporty. So with the right pieces,
I think white sneakers can pair really well
and really effortlessly. The goal here is to emphasize the sporty aspect of this combination. And for me, the way to do
that is through contrast. As you can see, the big
contrast we have here are the navy trousers by Ring Jacket with the white sneakers. Now remember, a contrast
like that works best when the rest of the outfit
helps balance it out. The white shirt, which is from the HSS
Michael Andrews collection, provides the most obvious balance here. But then more subtly we have
the chalk strip of the blazer helping to tie that all together. A couple accessories
worth mentioning here, putting the finishing touches on. Glasses are by Cubitts. And the watch, we have the
Cartier Tank Americaine. Finally, you know that I always
like to throw in something a little funky and maybe
a little unexpected, and that’s the situation we have here. This look is definitely along
the lines of the last look where I’m taking dressier pieces, and giving them more of
a sportier overall feel with the addition of the white sneakers. Taking it though, unapologetically
a step further here, and upping the ante with
a double breasted blazer. And more of a luxe sweater with the wool and cashmere
cable knit turtleneck. The blazer is from Al Bazar in Milan. Turtleneck is by Pini Parma. With this being more of a sporty look, I’ve decided to not button
the double breasted blazer to take the formality out of it, and to help project some
more causal nonchalance. Also thinking along those sporty lines, the turtleneck is tucked into my trousers, which are from the HSS
Michael Andrews collection. The lighter color I
think really lends itself to the feel here whereas
if it were darker, I’m not sure it would work quite as well. Last detail to mention here,
of course is the watch. On my wrist, we have the Vacheron
Constantin Traditionnelle. You know, there are so many different ways to style white sneakers, it was kind of hard to
come up with just five to show you in this particular video. Because it is wintertime now,
I did stick to winter outfits, though I could probably
do a video like this for each season. Actually, if you’d like
to see that in the future, let me know down in the comments. I want to thank Koio once again
for sponsoring this video. And a reminder that He Spoke Style viewers can receive a free cleaning kit which you’ll definitely want if you have some white sneakers, with the purchase of any Koio shoes by using code HESPOKESTYLE, all one word. Links to the Koio Capri Triple White featured throughout this video, as well as all of the outfit details are down below in the description. Thumbs up, don’t forget to
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when we publish new videos. Until next time everyone,
thanks for watching, and stay tailored. (luxurious music)

91 thoughts on “5 Ways To Style White Sneakers | How To Wear White Sneakers | Winter Outfit Ideas”

  • Amazing video again Brian!
    I have a video suggestion: The 7 outfits you wore for each day of the last week, and why (work, meeting, date night, casual sunday etc.)

  • wow outfit 4 with the strong contrast between the black jeans and white sneakers brought together with the lange datograph with the black dial and white subdials was an incredible attention to detail! you are absolutely my favorite style youtuber, brian

  • One thing, you don't wear belts, how does your trousers stay at one place?
    I wear trousers without belt my no break trousers became a full break trousers, even when they are bespoke Tailored made and of exact size of my waist.

  • When someone has a lange sohne watch in their collection you know they appreciate watches. My favorite part of the video is how you change your watches with every outfit.

  • Ehhhhh, a lot of very bland colors here, I think you could have done better. Not feeling the suit separates either — generally not a fan with sneakers, but also an odd pinstriped jacket isn't really the best thing (although you make it look okay… just not something worth trying).

  • Great video as always Brian! Just a note: in outfit #4, I honestly do not like that much the separate combination. In my opinion, there is something that doesn't feel right in splitting a pinstripe/chalkstripe suit and matching it with odd trousers. That's also because of the formal nature of this pattern. You can feel something missing in the ensemble. Other than that, keep the nice work!

  • Love all the looks.
    Great choices on watches.
    Even before I knew you, came across a wrist watch shot of yours. You’re classic cross arm pose. Unmistakably Brian.
    Cheers 🥂

  • I'm with you 80% of the way (i.e., four of five outfits). Number four is a miss for me—not because of the sneakers, but because the chalk stripe suit jacket should only be paired with its chalk stripe pants. I just can't see breaking up such an obvious business suit and wearing the jacket as a separate. That aside, great looks on the other four!

  • Wearing these sneakers today and saw it on my favorite channel. It gets even better after some wear (have been wearing it for 3month now). As always great outfits put together by Brian! Do you suggest any of the Avalanche series from Koio? I have moved to the Bay Area from Baltimore and it is very difficult to dress up in the office here on the west coast. I was thinking of the Koio Avalanche white sole-black top. Please let me know what you think Brian!

  • A great video once again Mr. Sacawa! Now let me analyze the outfits…
    Outfit #1: Beautiful classic outfit, and most probably my favourite outfit of the video, just loved how everything was working so well together. It would have been a great outfit had you just wore the white OCBD, the grey V-neck sweater and the Khakis on their own, but the addition of the peacoat really elevates the outfit and takes it to the next level. Love the navy blue colour of the peacoat, its versatile and the richness of this particular navy blue really adds a charm to your look.

    Outfit #2: My least favourite look. I don't like the idea of wearing a pair of jeans with a turtleneck, it just takes the sophistication out of the turtleneck in my humble opinion. Still a good outfit though, but just not upto the Brian Sacawa standards.

    Outfit #3: Quite neutral about this one, that camel overcoat is magnificent, but you've done a better job of pairing it with better items in the past. Still a great look.

    Outfit #4: Love it! Truly a great way to dress up a pair of white sneakers, or dress down a blazer. Truly a perfect combo of sophisticated and sporty. If someone ever asks me the question: How do I wear a blazer in a relaxed casual way, or dress up a pair of white sneakers? I will tell them to watch this video to get a great guideline for that.

    Outfit #5: Damn! I was so blown away when I first saw this look. So unique and so stylish. The colour combination is perfect and I love how the watch pulls in the colours of the outfit. I also love how unique this outfit is, a great way to show of your own personal style.

  • Excellent post Brain — the added details are subtle and elegant. The first two looks are my favorite of the mix, but I tend to shy away from mixing tailoring (except for flannels) with sneakers. You balance the two well, so maybe I should reconsider. I am curious to hear your review of Koio versus M.Gemi and Common Projects (or other sneakers you have worn before).

  • A video for each season would be nice. Also, any suggestions (maybe even a video) on how to prepare a wardrobe for the spring/summer seasons. Thanks for the video!

  • Thanks for excellent content Brian. I learn a lot on every video and my style has significantly improved from the time I found your channel. Thanks, and looking forward to your new posts in future.

  • Great inspo video! I paired mine together with black manchester pants, off-white colored merino wool rollneck , black watch and red/brownish shearling jacket (B3 model, the one in the link below). Super solid. Love how you touched upon the fact that it's a versatile approach to mix up the outfit with formal and informal pieces.


  • Hey, Brian! Would you say that Koio's (white Capri) sneakers with their suede detailing appear more casual than, say, Ace Mark's (white Duke) sneakers which seem even more minimalist (because of less detailing)? Would Koio's sneakers therefore lend themselves to a more casual look (slim-fit outfits and more casual jackets)?

  • These styles are definitely beyond safe, all generation appropriate sneaker outfit pairings (jeans, 5 pocket cords, simple chinos, polos, buttoned downs, crew neck tees/sweaters, sweatshirts, casual / workwear jackets). I loved the 1st outfit, liked the 2nd &3rd, wasn't crazy about the rest. I feel the more formal pieces added such as wool dress trousers, sport coats, suits, top coats, etc…, the more youthful / juvenile the outfit becomes (not necessarily a good thing). The only time I could imagine myself wearing sneakers w/ elevated pieces is if I had a foot malady and the comfort necessity of a sneaker trumped any other footwear option.

  • Exceptional video Brian! What are your thoughts on the difference on the quality of Koio vs common projects which are a lot more expensive?

  • Not so into the newfound prevalence of sneakers everywhere but Koio makes some great looking pairs. I find I have trouble with the socks though…. black socks with white shoes catches the eye too much unless the outfit is black/dark and white socks can look a little too gym'ish. Any suggestions?

  • First look wasn't color balanced. The grey should have been white and the undershirt a black or navy to match the coat.

    This way the sweater matches both of the other two. (Navy/khaki , Navy/white, khaki/white ) balance. Grey works with white and works with navy but fails with khaki. As an undershirt black works as well as the Navy and goes with any color.

  • Great looks as per usual! I’ve got a pair of all white Greats Royales that I love. I’ve always worn them with more casual looks, maybe it’s time to try some more dressed up looks!

    PS can I ask, do you know what the width of your wedding ring is? No the ring size but the width. I’m getting married in a couple of months and I ordered a 5mm. My fiancée thinks it’s going to be too big but I think it’ll be just right.

  • – Brian, great outfits! i like all 5! please do seasonal looks too. will be great to see your outfit combinations at different times of the year.
    – sometimes when dressing up the sneakers, the outfit may be put off. but you did it perfectly. i really like that chalkstripe jacket.
    – it's important to get a clean, streamlined pair of white sneakers for maximum versatility. a bulky sneaker (i.e. airforce ones) or even a adidas stan smith (which many ppl default to), are not streamlined enough to be used in both casual and slightly elevated situations.
    Cheers man!

  • Great video! As always and expected from a fine sir like you. I don’t own a pair of white sneakers but have a minimalist black one from Joop. Would you style them like your video or is it more difficult because of the black?

  • I've recently purchased a pair of fantastic Crown Northampton sneakers (based on a Kavalier recommendation), so your display of possible outfits is not only inspiring and classical but also very fortuitous. Great content, Brian.

  • Great looks as always Brian! White sneakers (off-white to be exact) has been my go to since arriving in NYC, trying to style them like looks #2 and 3. It's been a blast just walking around everywhere. My favourite look is #5 however! Just so elegantly chic and cool.
    By the way, what are your thoughts on velcro sneakers? Too casual perhaps? Would love to hear your opinion as always. Thanks! – Han

  • I love your channel more and more with every upload, and appreciate it all so much. I can and will apply your wisdom to my $23 (on sale) Supra ‘Charles’ shoes (hey it’s what I’ve got). Thank you.

  • Every man needs to know what they can wear and what can wear them. White sneakers is not a look I can pull off. I don't think many men can without looking dorky. But you can. 👍

  • I’m in my mid 20 , and after i found ur account my taste has change from hoodie to more classic look.
    u have a very classy and simple taste at the same time , i’m trying to collect more of classy pieces

    Thanks man for this “Art Masterpiece of fashion”
    You are such a good inspirational

  • You can pull them off because you look like a model however as somebody in my early 40's I would not wear them even though they are more muted than footwear aimed at those in their 20's.

  • I will never buy white sneakers again, since I'm paranoid about getting them dirty. It's just too stressful and I hate being extra mindful about every step I take.

  • I love the way you pair your watches with the outfits. I think you should take a look at F.P.Journe (if you haven't) which can prove to be a distinctive style statement.

  • Can you make a video reviewing your Rolex Datejust? Im really Interested in buying one almost exactly the same. The one with the silver dial.

  • David. Great video. I would love to see more warm weather outfits. Florida weather doesn't allow for very many coats and turtlenecks…lol

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