WIW: Casual Ensemble with White Sneakers

I have had these sneakers hidden in their box in a guest room closet for a couple of years! Encouraged by Angie's ensemble post today I tried a version from my closet. The cargos are the closest I have to khakis but I will also try with denim clams. This is a post and run but I would like your suggestions and comments to see what works and what doesn't. I think last time I posted these pants rolled, a messier roll was suggested. Does this work?

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  • LoriFLA replied 4 years ago

    I love it!  You look great and the white sneakers and the messy roll totally work.  So sporty fresh. :-)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    I love when Fabbers are able to take Angie's ensemble post and find the items in their closet and where it ASAP. I love this combination on you Joy and adore the messy roll.

  • christy replied 4 years ago

    Joy, you're making me rethink my original view that it would be almost impossible to  make white sneakers look intentional AND fashionable. I think it looks great and I'm surprised! ;) (I mean that in the best way possible!) I like the messy roll.

  • gardenchick replied 4 years ago

    Looks great, love the sneakers with the chinos. Wish there was a pair of these in the back of my closet too!

  • Jules replied 4 years ago

    It works :)

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    Yep .. Totally works! And you should wear those sneaks more often Joy. They look lovely on you :)

  • replied 4 years ago

    Oh yes! This really works Joy. I think you hit the right balance by pairing quite a smart button-down with the khakis and sneekers. Plus you kept the colours minimal.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Well no one gagged at the white sneakers at my meeting this morning :)
    Without Angie's ensemble I would never have put this together. This was the only white buttondown ironed and ready to go but I do have short boxy one that's more of a tuxedo look.
    Christy, without Angie's example, I would agree with you that there is no way to make this sort of white sneaker look stylish.

  • AviaMariah replied 4 years ago

    You look so cute, and comfortable.  Win, win!!

  • Gracie replied 4 years ago

    Love, love, LOVE! the peg roll in your pants. To me it does not look messy – from the side it almost looks tailored. Great bookending with the shirt!

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    I think you look great.  To my eye what makes this work is the roll of you pants.

  • cciele replied 4 years ago

    This is great Joy! The colors in the outfit really make the white sneakers work.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    I changed into old sneakers about the color of my pants todo some yard work and the outfit lost it's crisp look. Angie is a genius.

  • Marley replied 4 years ago

    One of my favorite outfits of yours Joy! Love the crisp white with the cargoes. This outfit brought a huge smile to my face. So cool!

  • Windchime replied 4 years ago

    Pretty impressive to pull out a two-year-old pair of unworn white sneakers and end up with something so stylish and fashion forward! You look fantastic! Interesting that the white sneakers looked better than the other pair. Angie is a genius, and you're a quick study.

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    I really think the button-front shirt and the great tonal pale neutrals is what does it, for me. Yes, you could do denim, but the low-contrast really works.

  • Lisa replied 4 years ago

    How fun that you already had these pieces in your closet.  This works for me, I like the messy roll here.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Joy, you are nothing short of amazing!!

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Awesome outfit, Joy! You look like you could be illustrating Angie's post. I can't believe you had the perfect white sneakers tucked away, ready for their appearance now, right on trend. You put together the most stylish looks without having to shop. I really like the cargos and the way they fit you. I love the cargo look, and so many that I see in the stores or online are skin-tight. The roll looks good!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Thank you all for your kind and helpful comments. Firecracker, these cargos are from Target a few years ago. Before they changed their fits, their slacks used to fit me just right. The shirt is thrifted and also an old purchase. The bag is a fairly new Kate Spade following Angie's orders that I needed a white bag. I used it since I don't have a fashion backpack.

  • Vicki replied 4 years ago

    Joy, are you sure you aren't traveling with Angie this summer, because you look perfect and ready to go. I love this outfit and I'm so happy you brought these pants into the light of the summer sun. You've got this ensemble down and I like the way you roll. In fact, I roll in a neat fashion and I need to do it more like yours, messy, loose and cool.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Hah. How fun. Sporty Lux and VERY on trend. 


    You nailed it. You ALWAYS make me smile, incomparable Joy. Thank you for being you. xo

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Thank YOU, Angie. I hate to think where I be without your inspiration and encouragement.

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  • jazz69 replied 4 years ago

    Love your outfit- nice bookending with your hair! And I like the matching phone case:)
    I still have problems with the white sneaker look for myself and wonder if it has to do with haircolour too- bookendingwise?!?

  • LACeleste replied 4 years ago

    Wow Joy!  You look incredible!

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Looking so good Joy…I absolutely love your messy roll.  Please give me lessons!  Maybe a JoyTube video?

  • Mamavalveeta03 replied 4 years ago

    You styled these pieces in such an adorably chic and stylish way. Plus, (and I don't know how you feel about these words, but it's something I strive for at age 54 with a 16-yr old daughter!) "age appropriate." I'd love to see the outfit with a pair of Supergas. Maybe in navy or grey. But it certainly works, as is. Great job!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Denise, my messy roll comes from just doing it and not trying too hard. I don't think I could duplicate the roll .
    Jazz, I think bookending with white hair helps a lot, but one could use a white bangle, tee, hat, or casual scarf.
    MamaV, those are good looking sneakers. I'm not familiar with the brand.

  • Laura replied 4 years ago

    That looks cute!

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    What Christy said! (LOVE!)

  • lari replied 4 years ago

    looks great joy!

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