Anyone will tell you that finding THE right pair of white shoes is like finding a leprechaun's pot of gold. What's worse that it seems like on top of the hassle of keeping them spotless and clean, there are all sorts of restrictive rules to follow when wearing white; you can't wear white on white, no wearing white after Labor Day, you can't do this and that when it comes to white.
Here's the thing about rules: break them and make your own! When done correctly, a pair of white shoes can put you in the fashion-forward crowd. Depending on how you dress them up with, they can look smart, chic and playful for any time of the year.
White shoes will look fabulous paired up with any style of clothing but they can land you in trouble with the Fashion Police rather easily when not done right. One of the silliest, yet common, mistakes is wearing nude hose, or even shockingly white ones, with strappy sandals!
However, don't let this example scare you away and end up lusting over the cute pair of chunky pumps. If this is your first time experimenting with white shoes, they are exceptionally gorgeous when paired with denims because of the stark contrast.
Dark-washed, Wide-Legged Denims
When wearing wide-legged anything, do remember to add in some height. In this case, balance the silhouette your wide-legged jeans with a pair of white wedge sandals. Try getting a tan toned heel to accent the color. Inject some colors to your outfit with bright colored tops like a quirky tank top to show off your personality or a rich colored Indian-inspired tunic.
Get Skinny With It
Pair white slinky sandals and sky-high stiletto pumps with your curve hugging skinny jeans. Keep them as simple as possible to complement the tightness of the jeans. For a classy night out with the ladies, complete the look with a loose top to balance the look. Stack up some chunky jewelry to finish off the look.
Nothing is sexier than the out-of-bed look and what more can be a jaw dropping pairing than bed head hair and distressed jeans. Slip on a white flip flop or your favourite white Converse to complete the effortless look. However, do be careful with distressed jeans. Keep the rips and holes to a minimal to avoid looking tacking. You can also give a little feminine touch with this otherwise edgy piece with floral prints or frilly blouses.
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Have a pair of white boots that you don't ever wear because you mom said they make you look 'available' when walking down the street? Well, we're here to help. Wear them under a great fitted bootleg jean to tame the white boots' wild reputation. Jazz up your look with a colored or embellished blazer if you're wearing a high heeled boots. If the weather is chilly, bundle up in a warm hoodie and comfortable Ugg boots!