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January 18, 2017

How to clean & care for white sneakers

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What’s the worst thing about wearing a pair of new, sparkly white sneakers? For me, it’s when they get dirty! Yes, sneakers are meant to be worn and will get dirty but I can’t help but to always want to keep them in their original condition. Here are some tips I have for keeping your white sneakers clean:

PREVENTATIVE CARE

When it’s leather or canvas, I always treat my shoes with a protectant to help repel future stains and make any clean up much easier. I use this multipurpose shoe spray from Cadillac – it works on leather, suede, canvas, nubuck, and other fabrics. I usually do this outside or in a well-ventilated area. Grab an empty box and place the shoes in there. Optional: stuff the shoe opening with paper. With an even stroke, spray the protectant on the shoe. Allow it to dry and apply a second coat to ensure any areas missed with the first coat gets protected.

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REGULAR CARE

Most sneakers have a rubber sole and those are usually be the areas that get dirty. A quick spray with an all purpose cleaner, like Formula 409, and dabbed with a paper towel or sponge will easy get rid of any unwanted dirt. If the dirt is stubborn, try spraying the area then using a toothbrush to agitate the area and wipe clean. For tougher stains, I rely on a some magic, namely a Magic Eraser. If you’re on the go or traveling and unable to get ahold of these items, these quick wipes are a great substitute.

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INTENSE CARE

When my shoes are due for some intense cleaning, I prefer to hand wash. Some people like place their shoes in the wash under gentle/delicate cycle but I find that it doesn’t do as good of a job and at times, has cause some malformation to the shoe itself. This Jason Markk shoe cleaner, is to date, my go-to choice (if you’re in the LA area, they even offer drop off shoe care service!). I start off by unlacing the shoes and wiping away any dirt/stains with a paper towel. Wet the brush with warm water and then add some of the cleaner solution to the brush. Then, scrub down the entire shoe. Wipe away excess dirt and let the shoe air dry.

How to care and clean for your white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com

How to care and clean for your white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com

What about the laces?
I scrub the laces with detergent, paying extra attention to the area around the eyelets. Then, I let the laces soak in the detergent for about an hour to let it get fully clean. If the laces are exceptionally dirty, I add a bit of Oxy-Clean to help whiten them. Wash out any residue, wring out the laces, and let them air dry.

Don’t forget to reapply protectant after each wash and as needed!

Would love to hear how you keep your sneakers white – share in the comments below!

 
 
 

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November 9, 2016

Oversized sweater season // Style Me Wednesday

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Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

Grey v-neck pullover sweater | cropped distressed jeans | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @agjeans #agjeans @adidas #adidas

I’ve been looking for an oversized sweater to add to my wardrobe and this one fit the bill. The soft grey color will be perfect to match with practically everything in my fall/winter wardrobe. The longer sleeve length is great for a makeshift glove. Best of all, the wool is woven in a way that won’t pill and it’s not itchy! I styled the sweater for a casual look but can easily transition it to a daytime/office look without looking frumpy. I would simply layer it with a white button down and a midi length pencil skirt to balance out the top.

Update: the sweater is already on sale and will be an additional 50% off!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Grey v-neck sweater – Banana Republic (similar style here {comes in 10 colors} & here)

Ankle crop distressed jeans – AG {on sale!} (similar style here & here {under $50})

White sneakers – Adidas (similar style here {50% off} & here)

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August 17, 2016

Sporty stripes // Style Me Wednesday

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Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

I used to be of the mindset that dresses could only be worn for a feminine look. However, I’ve found that more and more I’m dressing for comfort because let’s face it, it’s challenging at times to get dolled up with an infant (#reallife). So, this is me getting “dressed up” on the weekend: stripe dress, paired with a light jacket with plenty of pockets (to hide snacks and toys), and sneakers. I wasn’t always sure of the tennis shoes with a dress look but I think the more and more I wear it, it’s growing on me.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Khaki color short sleeve hooded anorak {exact for 65% off here} (similar style here & here)

Stripe dress (similar style here & here)

White tennis shoes {SAVING8 for extra 15% off} (similar style here & here)

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April 20, 2016

White sneakers // Style Me Wednesday

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Olive green field jacket | grey ribbed side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | crossbody chain bag | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | grey ribbed side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | crossbody chain bag | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | grey ribbed side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | crossbody chain bag | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | grey ribbed side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | crossbody chain bag | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | grey ribbed side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | crossbody chain bag | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @adidas #adidas

Olive green field jacket | grey ribbed side slit sweater | black skinny jeans | crossbody chain bag | white sneakers | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @adidas #adidas

Trends come and go but white sneakers always seem to come full circle. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always owned a pair of white sneakers. Raise your hand if you’ve ever owned one of the original pairs, these canvas ones (#damndaniel), or these leather ones. White sneakers are easily paired with jeans for a casual look as evidenced with this outfit but can be also be worn with dresses for a sporty chic look. You can’t go wrong with either since your feet will thank you for such comfortable shoes!


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Green field jacket (similar style here & here)

Grey side slit tunic sweater (similar style here & here)

Black skinny jeans (similar style here & here)

White sneakers {use JCPSAV15 for extra 15% off!} (similar style here & here)

Chain crossbody bag (the original; similar style here & here)

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May 27, 2014

Casual in Central Park

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@jcrew #jcrew field jacket | @gap #gap striped shirt & straight fit jeans | @adidas #adidas tennis shoes | @katespade #katespade purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@jcrew #jcrew field jacket | @gap #gap striped shirt & straight fit jeans | @adidas #adidas tennis shoes | @katespade #katespade purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@jcrew #jcrew field jacket | @gap #gap striped shirt & straight fit jeans | @adidas #adidas tennis shoes | @katespade #katespade purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@jcrew #jcrew field jacket | @gap #gap striped shirt & straight fit jeans | @adidas #adidas tennis shoes | @katespade #katespade purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@jcrew #jcrew field jacket | @gap #gap striped shirt & straight fit jeans | @adidas #adidas tennis shoes | @katespade #katespade purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@jcrew #jcrew field jacket | @gap #gap striped shirt & straight fit jeans | @adidas #adidas tennis shoes | @katespade #katespade purse | www.shoppingmycloset.com

New York is one of those places that I come to time and time again and still never run out of things to do! A lot of this trip was about exploring the city and its different neighborhoods and being a New Yorker (or at least, pretending to be!). After strolling through the busy streets of New York, we decided to duck out for a little bit of calmness and head into Central Park. I always love walking through here – such a distinct contrast from the busy streets a few blocks over that one might think she’s in a completely different city. I wore a more casual outfit to accommodate all the walking – a comfy pair of shoes is always key! The sun kept peeking in and out of the clouds, so I’m glad I had my jacket for when the temperature dropped slightly.

 

Linking up with…
• Lauren from Style Elixir
• Rachelle from The Pink Sole
• Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels
• Shea from I Would So Rock This


SHOP THE LOOK:

Olive field jacket ‐ J.Crew   (similar style here & here)

Blue striped tee – GAP   (similar style here & here)

Straight leg jeans ‐ GAP   (similar style here & here)

Tennis shoes ‐ Adidas (similar style here & here)

Black crossbody purse ‐ Kate Spade {‘Cobble Hill Little Minka’}   (similar style here & here)

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