Do you have a pair of white shoes in your closet? I’m assuming you may have a pair of white sneakers. But how about a different style of flats or heels? White shoes can add an unexpected, on trend look to your outfits. Let’s look at the best white shoes for women – and how you could wear them.
Best white shoes for women
Before we move onto white shoes outfits, let’s look at some of the styles of shoe you could choose to add to your existing outfits.
White pumps were particularly on-trend in the 80s, and they’re having another style moment now. Kim @kimair above (read her style interview here) wears her white shoes with an asymmetric skirt and blazer.
Get her look with this similar blazer (another option here), skirt, pumps, handbag (another option here), earrings and sunglasses.
Steve Madden white flats
Of course, you don’t have to opt for heels. A pair of white flats like the Steve Madden loafers (below) can look just as stylish. Reviewers say they are flexible and stylish.
Steve Madden Feather Loafer Flat
Sam Edelman loafer
A pair of t-bar loafers can add a preppy or classic look to your style. Wear with your jeans to mix up elements of formal and casual in your look.
If you want to choose a pair of white heels that are easy to walk in, and you can wear to your summer events, block heeled sandals can be ideal. Reviewers say they combine beauty and comfort.
Steve Madden Irenee Heeled Sandal
If you like clean, simple lines in your outfits, the pointed toe flats (below) will appeal to the minimalist in you. Reviewers say they are good dress shoes when you don’t want to wear heels.
PENNYSUE Pointed Toe Ballet Flat
For summer, to go with your shorts or summer dresses, how about the designer-inspired Sam Edelman cut outs (below). The contrasting footbed adds an element of interest.
Sam Edelman Bay Cutout Slide Sandal
White wedges are an ideal style to try for summer. Sylvia @sylviacolella above (read her style interview here) shows how you could wear yours with your favorite summer dress.
Check out these dresses from Amazon and Reformation that you can wear with this similar espadrille sandals, woven bag (another option here) and sunglasses.
Lucky Brand Mindra Wedge Sandal
White cut out sandals
For an edgier style, you could look out for a pair of shoes which combine elements of both shoes and boots like the peep toe ankle booties (below).
FSJ Peep Open Cut Out Buckle Ankle Bootie
White shoe boots
Another shoe boot option is the open toe sandal style (below). Shoe boots work well for transitioning between spring and summer or summer and fall. Reviewers say these work well for wide feet.
Soda Aran Open Toe Heel Sandal
For a summer style that won’t date, a pair of Birkenstock can be a good investment that you can wear summer after summer with your shorts or dresses.
Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor Sandal
how to wear white shoes – 9 white shoes outfits
Now that you have chosen your favorite style of shoes, what should you wear them with? Take a look below for some outfit ideas.
1. With other neutrals
Wearing an all neutral outfit can look incredibly classy. Team your white shoes with other neutrals like your white jeans and trench coat. I like the color block element of the Karen Millen trench coat (below).
Karen Millen Lydia Millen Compact Stretch Colorblock Trench Coat – Treasure & Bond Drapey Classic Shirt – Wit & Wisdom ‘Ab’Solution High Waist Ankle Skinny Pants – Sam Edelman Loraine Loafer – AllSaints Odette East/West Leather Tote – Tory Burch Serif T Hoop Earrings
2. With black for a monochrome look
A monochromatic look can also look beautiful Deborah @deborahgates_ above opts for white and gray (read her style interview here).
Check out these dresses from COS, here and here, that you can wear with this similar pair of pants, sandals, necklace and earrings.
Urban CoCo Open Front Blazer – Vince Flutter Sleeve Silk Top – Madewell Roadtripper Skinny Jeans – Steve Madden Irenee Heeled Sandal – Kurt Geiger London Violet Leather Tote – Nine West Metal Motion Tri-Tone Shaky Drop Earrings
3. With a shirt dress for work or play
Do you already have a shirt dress in your closet? How about updating it with a pair of white shoes?
Karen Millen Geo Stripe Self Tie Woven Midi Shirt Dress – FSJ Peep Open Cut Out Buckle Ankle Bootie – Kurt Geiger London Violet Leather Tote – Tory Burch Serif T Hoop Earrings
4. With boyfriend jeans
A pair of smart white shoes can add an unexpected element to your more casual looks. Abi @stealmystyle40 above shows how you can wear your white shoes with crop jeans. Opting for a crop style makes sure that you show off your shoes.
Steal her look with this similar shirt, jeans, loafers, handbag and earrings.
NIC+ZOE Sleek Jacket – Rails Lauren Cotton Gauze Button-Up Shirt – AG Ex-Boyfriend Slouchy Slim Jeans – Calvin Klein Danica Pump – Kurt Geiger London Violet Leather Tote – Tory Burch Serif T Hoop Earrings
5. With palazzo pants
For a summer vacation or event, a pair of palazzos with white wedges can work really well.
Rails Lauren Cotton Gauze Button-Up Shirt – DIARRABLU Leer Palazzo Pants – Lucky Brand Mindra Wedge Sandal – Kate Spade New York Knott Pebbled Leather Flap Crossbody Bag – BONALUNA Tassel Earrings
6. with your LBD
While it may be easier to think about wearing dark shades with your little black dress, adding a pair of white shoes can breathe new life into outfits you’ve had for ages. You can make your black dress summer ready by teaming with white shoes and a denim jacket.
KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket – Nordstrom Short Sleeve Tiered Dress – PENNYSUE Pointed Toe Ballet Flat – SSMY Straw Handbag – JIUIQL Drop Earrings
7. with bright pants
White can be the perfect pairing with bright colors. Eugenia @theeageofgrace above (read her style interview here) opts for a classic color combination of white and blue.
Get her look with this similar shirt, wide leg pants, sandals, bag and sunglasses.
Urban CoCo Open Front Blazer – Rails Lauren Cotton Gauze Button-Up Shirt – Karen Millen Soft Tailored High Waist Pants – Steve Madden Feather Loafer Flat – Kurt Geiger London Violet Leather Tote – JIUIQL Drop Earrings
8. With a leather skirt
If you tend to only wear the leather items in your closet during the winter months, adding a pair of white shoes can give them a different look, making them suitable for wearing year-round.
Rails Lauren Cotton Gauze Button-Up Shirt – Treasure & Bond Drapey Classic Shirt – Calvin Klein Danica Pump – Kurt Geiger London Violet Leather Tote – JIUIQL Drop Earrings
9. With your summer dresses
Greetje @no_fear_of_fashion above (read her style interview here) looks beautiful in her cherry-print dress and white block-heel sandals.
She is wearing a cherry printed dress from Max Mara. Check out this similar pair of ankle strap sandals, bag (another option here) and earrings to complete the look.
KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket – Halogen Cap Sleeve Wrap Shirtdress – Lucky Brand Mindra Wedge Sandal – Kate Spade New York Knott Pebbled Leather Flap Crossbody Bag – BONALUNA Tassel Earrings
White shoes capsule
Below, you can see the white shoes outfits from above together in one capsule. You can see that any of the white shoes would work with any of the outfits.
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I was always told that you shouldn’t wear white shoes with dark colors. What is your feeling about this? I may be dating myself now!!!
Yes in general that is correct. White shoes are easiest to wear with white bottoms. However, recently white shoes and boots have become more fashionable, so now it can be a fashion statement to wear them also with darker colors. Still, it’s easier to wear white shoes, if there are other elements of white in your outfit as is the case with most examples shown in this article.
Oh… I am so pleased and flattered to be featured again. Thank you very much. I thought the dress, although cute, also had a sporty vibe. The block-heel sandals are both elegant and a little tough. And that is why I chose them.
Keep inspiring us with your fabulous outfits and we will keep featuring you 🙂