The White Shoe Trend

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.

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Chic sneakers

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.

Striking mules

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.

Pedi perfect

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.

White kitten

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.

rachel belkin

Rachel Belkin is a native Long Islander who recently moved back to Woodbury with her husband and two young sons. Rachel has been working as a fashion copywriter for over 10 years and has collaborated with many brands including J.McLaughlin, Judith Leiber, Talbots and Armani. When she is not working, Rachel is watching sports with her boys, shopping online or spinning on her Peloton.