With the official start of spring over and out, boots put away into storage, I can’t think of a cleaner more appropriate look right now than white shoes. Put an end to the debate whether or not white shoes are a thing. They are. Cobblestone streets in the concrete jungle can ruin the whitest of heel intentions without a doubt, and the likelihood of getting the shoes dirty is pretty high. But, dirty white shoes in treacherous conditions stand out, and make 99% of your outfit sharp and chic. Cue my Zara white soles paired with ripped Ksubi denim below or check out these Alexander McQueen bad boys. They tell tales of a forward-thinking pedestrian with places to go, and people to meet.
But why white?
What am I talking about? Still not convinced? How about those Aussie girls photographed for their smart sartorial choices? Nude is so last summer, and black as a power statement shoe is so overplayed. It seems the 90’s are back in a big way, and this particular shoe hue – which was often deemed tacky and only for nurses– is making a comeback, particularly when paired with the color-blocking, geometric and neon trends of the season.
Let’s take a look at what’s in the marketplace.
From top left going across: My favorite goes to the Acne lug sole both rugged and comfortable yet convincingly awesome at the same time. Although they are quite pricey, ranking in the highest price on the board, ten points for Acne on these. For a lower priced option, how about these Nasty Gal Feelin’ It Platform Wedges? Look 3, far right. Got a wedding? How about a bridal shower? These BCBGMAXAZRIA white sandals will do the trick.
Middle row first look is the Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud pump shown in white. Jump into the middle Charlotte Olympia kitty cat flats, and you can rock these day into night. Third Saint Laurent numbers are hot because well duh, they’re Saint Laurent.
Moving down, I have a crush on these Topshop Flatforms. I actually like the contrasting black sole vs my white ones, and at $170.00 they are not going to break the bank. Speaking of Big Bottoms, how about these Jil Sander Navy Sneakers? They may be a bit ironic, but give you the height of heels without the discomfort and the high price tag, clocking in at a reasonable $550.00. And last but not least, if money is no object even on tax day, get these white classic Saint Laurent sneakers. Because sneakers are cool, white is hot, and you may even get a chance to hang with Yeezy.
White shoes get my vote. How about you?