All the most fabulous shoes spotted on the FROW at New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks, whether they were towering heels or elegant wedgettes, had one common denominator: they were all sparkling white!
The white shoe trend has been simmering since last spring/summer when sporty catwalk looks called for futuristic white wedges and minimal tailoring for parred-down pristine stilettos, and then when autumn/winter ’12 arrived white shoes stayed in fashion favour.
Now, as the spring/summer ’13 collections arrive in store, every fashionista worth her salt has bagged a pair of white shoes, and whilst some brave ladies are wearing theirs with bare feet and trousers, or even bare legs with skirts and dresses (in this weather, they must be crazy!!) other (frankly more sensible) gals have been sporting their white shoes with black opaque tights and pop-socks.
We’re crediting Carine Roitfeld with setting the trend for this monochrome look, she braved the snow at New York fashion week by teaming her Gianvito Rossi metal toe-cap white stilettos with black tights and an uber chic trench coat.
Followed swiftly by a number of New York fashionistas working their white stilettos and platform sandals with jeans and tailored trouser looks- all with black socks! Winter-weather friendly and chic? We’re sold!
The best news is: invest in a pair of white shoes now and they’ll take you from spring, to summer and beyond, and the styling options are endless!
For a head-turning monochromatic look try wearing white shoes with skinny tailored trousers and a printed sweater, or mix in a blue denim shirt. Great with black leather too, try your white shoes with second skin leather trousers or a pencil skirt.
And when the warmer weather finally arrives, white shoes are the perfect partner for spring/summer ’13’s colourful prints. Score!
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