These Shoes Are the Foundation of All My Outfits

Judith Jones

If you were to take a peek into my sizable shoe closet, you'd probably notice a theme: white. That’s because a few years ago (as designers such as Proenza SchoulerTibi, and Céline sashayed them down the runways), I fell utterly in love with white shoes and have become obsessed ever since—ushering them into my closet to uplift my outfits (and mood) in the season’s most pristine silhouettes. What’s with the love affair, you ask? There’s something about a white pair of shoes that adds a level of sophistication while exuding an of-the-moment cool. Not to mention they work with practically every outfit. White is the new black when it comes to my shoe closet. Not only do they ground an outfit, but they’re also the perfect alternative to black shoes in the warm summer months and unquestionably add a chic factor to even the simplest jeans-and-tee combo. The white-shoe trend has shown no sign of slowing down either—the fashion set love them, and they’re as versatile as any nude or black pair.

Try these gorgeous white kitten heels with a wrap dress or cropped pastel pants at work. Trade black ankle boots for white ones or opt for easy and effortless mules to wear from day to night.

White slingback kitten heels are the foundation of most of my outfits. 

Scroll below for some of my favorites of the season.


Dr Martens Arc Sandals ($139)

Pair with your favorite billowy dresses for a cool-girl look.

Topshop White Chain MiniHeels ($47)

Chain details are trending.

Raid Ruchi Mid Heeled Sandals ($37)

So versatile and easy to wear.

Dolce Vita Kayden Slides ($100)

Delicate straps add a pretty touch to your ensembles.

Sam Edelman Ingrid Ankle Strap Sandal ($120)

Charming and comfortable.

Pieces Leather Sandals ($29)

Minimalist toe-ring sandals are having a major moment this season.


Superga Cotu Sneaker ($49)

A classic silhouette that will never go out of style.

Nike Air Force 1 '07 Sneaker ($90)

As seen on your favorite fashion influencer.

Reebok Exclusive Club C Double Sneaker ($80)

Fashion girls are all about vintage-inspired sneakers.

Veja V-10 Sneaker ($150)

Veja sneakers are timeless.

Topshop White Chunky Trainers ($60)

For a fashion-forward look.


Dr. Martens 2976 Quad Chelsea Boot ($180)

Chunky soles continue to reign supreme.

Manu Atelier Multi Panel XX Duck Boots ($610)


Marc Fisher Ltd Issy Hiker Boot ($175)

Pair your jeans and dresses alike with these cool hiking boots.

Schutz New Kika Bootie ($174)


Miista Marcelle Croc Embossed Bootie ($435)

Guaranteed to add a luxe touch to your outfit.


Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers ($130)

Swap your black loafers for a crisp white pair.

Vince Cadot Slingback Flats ($275)

You'll get so much wear out of these.

Topshop Olive White Fisherman Shoes ($50)

These have major designer vibes. 

ASOS Mottle Leather Flat Brogues ($56)

Brogues will be everywhere by fall. 

Truffle Collection Flat Miles ($20)

Slip-on mules for an easy and effortless off-duty look.


Who What Wear Kennedy Strappy Pump ($60)

We love the strappy details.

Sam Edelman Dori Pumps ($120)

The perfect kitten heel.

Topshop White Woven Slingback Shoes ($61)

A woven texture gives heels a summertime vibe.

Manolo Blahnik Maysale Buckle Mule ($865)

Wear for work, weddings, dates and beyond.

Zara Mesh Kitten Heel Shoes ($60)

Try tying the straps over your pants for an of-the-moment look.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Judith Jones.

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