During my college freshman year summer, I checked out a bunch of fashion books from the library, most containing lots advice about what to wear and what not to wear. I’ve always remembered reading one particularly crochety writer’s insistence that there was one type of shoe that should never, ever be worn (save for your wedding day) – the white shoe.
That advice stuck with me for years, and because I prefer to be a mindless sheep about these things, I prodigiously avoided white shoes or sandals of any kind. That is until I picked up this little pair on a sale whim – come on, don’t they look so comfortable?
And of course they are…so, so comfortable and easy to wear! I’ve worn these white sandals more than I thought I would. So far, I’ve found that they go great with white dresses in the summer, long maxi prints, and shorts with a light linen shirt. I like them so much that now I’m considering them in another color. A nude or light pink pair would be perfect to wear to the multiple outdoor weddings we’re going to where stiletto heels are not advised.
My good friend Jess told me the other day that white sandals and pumps are all good and great, but you have to make sure they’re quality materials, as anything else easily can place them in the “cheesy” realm. What are your rules for white shoes and sandals, and do you have a pair in your closet?