White sneakers are some of the easiest pieces to mix, match, and make your own. But it can be a huge challenge to keep your white sneakers white and pristine! I’m sure we’ve all been heartbroken the first time we saw a stain or crease on our precious kicks. But don’t worry, with the right tricks and know-how, you can keep your white sneakers white for years to come.
5 Simple Ways To Keep Your White Sneakers White
Clean, white sneakers are 2016’s biggest trend, if you ask me. They’re so simple and timeless yet they can turn any outfit into an edgy, street style-worthy look! But keeping my white sneakers white and clean, both literally and fashion-wise, has also proven to be one of my biggest problems this year. I almost freaked out when I saw a stain on my brand-new white kicks! Luckily, I emerged from this tough year stronger, smarter, and with my white sneakers white as snow. Here are some of the ways I kept my white sneakers white this year, and I hope they help you do the same!
1. Clean Them Regularly
This is a no-brainer hack: always make time to clean and keep your white sneakers white! If you see a spot, wipe it off as soon as possible. Keep magic erasers and wipes handy as well in case you step in a puddle or it suddenly rains. Then every week or every few days, use a rag dipped in vinegar or a toothbrush with mild soap to give your sneaks some TLC.
2. Store Your Sneaks Properly
Sunlight and exposure to the elements can also cause your white sneakers to fade or turn yellow. So when you’re not using them, keep your white sneakers white by storing them indoors or in a cool, dry place. Your shoe cabinet is there for a reason!
3. Touch-Up With White Nail Polish
This is one of my personal go-to hacks: if you’ve got a stain that won’t come off with soap and water (or vinegar), cover it up with white nail polish! It’s an easily accessible, convenient, and ingenious way to make your sneakers look brand new. No one will notice!
4. Use Stain and Water Repellents
Prevention is the secret to keeping your white sneakers white. Use Scotch Guard and other repellent sprays on your sneakers so you’ll spend less time cleaning them up with soap and water. But don’t forget to retouch every few weeks!
5. Don’t Forget the Laces
Don’t even think of throwing your laces in the washing machine! You just have to soak them in warm water with a bit of mild soap, and you’re good to go.
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White sneakers will make your outfits look clean, polished, and with just the right amount of edginess. Keeping your white sneakers white is a lot easier than you think. Just keep these tips in mind the next time you find yourself with dirty sneakers and if all else fails, there’s always white nail polish to cover it up! What are your hacks for keeping white sneakers white? Share them with me in the comments section!
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