Wearing white used to come with lots of rules. Don’t wear it in the winter. Don’t wear it before Memorial Day, after Labor Day and never wear it to a wedding (unless you are the bride). These days, wearing white all year round is considered uber-fashionable—especially when it is on your feet. White shoes are one of the hottest trends right now and it’s time to hop on board. From classic sneakers to sleek mules, I’ve narrowed down some current favorites that are perfect for wearing now through the summer.
Go white with a shoe that will never go out of style. These pristine white leather tennis shoes from cult brand Common Projects are a smart investment in classic style. Their minimalist design makes them an effortless addition to any wardrobe. Wear them with trousers and a silk blouse to work, with jeans on Saturday morning and with a floral mini dress for a night out.
Mules are still on my must-have list. The pointy toe Harlie style by Marc Fisher is a modern version of what Madonna might have worn in a 1980s music video. The cone heel’s strong architectural element makes it perfect for pairing with a distressed straight leg jean like the Noella from Paige and a basic tee or with a flowing black dress for a cool color contrast.
The slide is the easiest shoe for warm weather and the best vehicle for flaunting a fresh pedicure. Update your collection with Mystique’s Jewel Slide, a white leather sandal whose chunky crystal details give it poolside to party versatility.
Instagram darlings and fashion insiders were the first to put the white kitten bootie on everyone’s radar, but its walkable heel and cool effect has made it more than just a passing fad. These Balenciaga standouts are ready to rock with a pair of cropped flare jeans or Marc Jacob’s striped minidress for an edgy nod to mod style.