Tuesday, February 19, 2013
THE WHITE SHOE DEBATE
Can we really get away with wearing white shoes?
|Top row L-R: Kurt Geiger; New Look; River Island|
Bottom row L-R: River Island; Topshop; Zara
White shoes have historically had a fashion stigma attached to them; for years the rule dictated that unless you are a bride, a tennis player or wearing a uniform, you shouldn't wear them. White shoes have been reported to look matronly and make one’s feet look bigger, and in some instances they have been associated with a not so respectable British stereotype.
Well it appears this stigma might have been put to rest as white shoes seem to be everywhere now, probably thanks to the new season’s emerging trend - monochrome - but I still question whether we girls who predominantly shop on the high street can really pull off donning white shoes; I am inspired and slightly convinced by what I've seen on the catwalk recently though.
All catwalk images courtesy of www.fashionising.com
Now those of you that are familiar with my personality traits will know I quite like a challenge, so I have decided to put it to the test and see whether I really can pull off wearing white shoes, without being frowned upon by you guys and anyone else that passes me on the street.
I spotted these booties whilst doing my weekly scan through www.kurtgeiger.com. I haven’t worn them yet as I’m still trying to establish what I should wear them with; maybe that’s a sign I should look for the returns label and avoid becoming a fashion victim.
Tamara Mellon, co-founder of Jimmy Choo says “The most important part of wearing a white shoe is that it blends with your skin and what you are wearing and doesn't end up being the focus of the look in a ‘shocking’ way.” Not sure my new purchase will fit in with this criteria, unlike SJP below, but I’m willing to give it a go.
Would you wear white shoes? Perhaps you can help me out with what clothes you think my booties would work well with; it appears a white outfit is the norm?
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