Nobody rocks a classic white sneaker quite like Dakota Johnson. And if we’re being honest, we all want to be a bit more like the Chris Martin-dating, effortlessly cool actress. Perfect for a mid-day grocery store run or for heading into a work meeting, a pair of classic sneakers can help you to put your most stylish and confident foot forward.
Paired with your favorite denim or a free flowing sundress, a classic white sneaker gives major cool-girl energy. Looking to spice up your sneaks? Pair them with your favorite trousers and an oversized blazer for a business casual look that doesn’t sacrifice functionality for contemporary confidence.
Below, College Fashionista rounds up a list of white sneakers (both funky and classic) to help you boost your summer shoe game, and to get you one step closer to Dakota Johnson level coolness.
ASOS Design Diego Canvas Sneakers
These chunky-sole canvas sneakers with delicate stitching from ASOS are perfect for running to the store on a summer afternoon. $45.
Lulus Cortni Beige Sneakers
These creamy white sneakers with beige detailing (and a 1” heel!) are the ultimate shoes for transitioning from summer to fall. $39.
Tretorn Easy Nylite Sneakers
The Tretorn Easy Nylite Sneakers with blue detailing are just as they sound. Easy to wear, and no less sophisticated as they are comfortable. $85.
Superga 2790-Rope White Floral Flatform Lace-Up Espadrille Sneakers
Looking for a twist on a classic? These floral-printed sneakers with chunky espadrille-style soles inspire a walk through a dreamy garden with your summer lover. $99.
Reebok Club C 85 Vintage Women’s Shoes
These cream-colored Reebok’s with Union Jack detailing are made of malleable and soft leather that molds to the foot with every step. $85.
Target Women’s Mad Love Fran Sneakers
Target never lets a girl down, and these shoes are no different. Designed with environmentally-friendly materials, these canvas sneakers are casual and comfortable. $30.
Keds X Kate Spade New York Triple Glitter Sneakers
These Keds X Kate Spade sneakers are perfect for putting some serious sparkle into your step. $90.
Gola Coaster Smash High-Top Sneakers
The Gola Coaster Smash High-Top Sneakers from J.Crew feature warm brown details and a supportive ankle shaft for all of your summer adventures. $70.
Available for just under $20, these sneakers from H&M go with quite literally everything in your wardrobe. $20.
Forever 21 Lace-Up High-Top Sneakers
These bright-white high-top sneakers from Forever 21 are equally affordable as they are functional. $18.
Express Snake Print Detail Sneakers
With a touch of snake-print on the heel, these cream-colored sneakers from Express put a spin on the beloved classic. $88.
Madden Girl Winnona Lace-Up Platform Sneaker
The Madden Girl Winnona Lace-Up Platform Sneaker from Nordstrom Rack is for girl who is not afraid to go bold with her shoe choices. $69.
Nike Blazer Low ’77
There is always room for a Nike sneaker in one’s closet. These low-to-the-ground athletic shoes are fit for those obsessed with a vintage look. $85.
Adidas Stan Smith Shoes
Not much needs to be said about these classic Adidas sneakers. Beloved by many people, these shoes are meant to be worn by anyone and everyone. $95.
Sperry Women’s Crest Vibe Sneaker
These slip-on Sperry’s are perfect for embarking on a seaside summer adventure – or just running to the local supermarket. $65.
Feature Images from Left to Right: Lulus and Forever 21.