My grandmother would be aghast at this suggestion, but there are plenty of white shoes it's totally okay to wear right now, even though it's — gasp! — well past Labor Day. They're classic, they're cool, they're on-trend... let's hear it for white shoes, and let's wear them all winter long.
1 Charlotte Olympia Delphine
Price: $890 at zappos.com
These peep-toe, taller-than-five-inch platform stilettos are just the sweetest, ideal for Valentine's Day, date night, or really, any high-heel worthy event. That heart detail on the toe, though. I'd better start saving my pennies... swoon!
2 Onex Rock-on-3
Price: $155 at zappos.com
I'm going to call these the "bling-y white tuxedo shoes," and you can see why, right? I'm not sure what in my closet I'd wear them with, but I want them, stat. Is it the clever cutouts? The row of rhinestone buttons up the middle and on each side? The unique wedge heel? Honestly, I don't know, but does it matter? No.
3 Ted Baker Faiyte
Price: $85 at zappos.com
Even this time of year, every girl needs a pair of LWFs (little white flats) to add a little oomph to her wardrobe, right? And these are darling, with a little bow detail on the toe and a very on-trend profile. Wear these with cropped pants and a cozy sweater, or a long skirt and fitted blazer, then say buh-bye to your boring work week.
4 Marc Jacobs Clinton Oxford
Price: $395 at zappos.com
I know, I know, technically these aren't "white." But they're just so marvelous, I had to include them! I'd wear these to add a little sparkle and shine to an otherwise totes menswear-inspired suit, with a statement necklace, to draw the eye from head to toe.
5 Dingo Ju Ju
Price: $101 at zappos.com
I confess: I have a thing for fringe, and these booties are all about the trend, but without the over-the-top boho feel thanks to the edgy zipper teeth detail. Wear these with dark skinnies, a pretty embroidered top, and pin your pretty waves up in a loose bun.
6 Dr. Martens 1460
Price: $125 at zappos.com
Whether you're 80s all the way or a 90s girl for sure, these white leather Docs are ideal for wearing a little of your inner riot grrl or punk chick on your sleeve... umm... feet? They're super-comfy and look stellar with your Breeders tee, flannel, slouchy jeans, and loads of smudgy black eye-liner.
7 Bandolino Liron
Price: $89 at zappos.com
Finally, a perfectly ordinary and work-appropriate bootie. Pair these with a grey flannel pantsuit and a soft, silky long-sleeved blouse in a pastel color and a pussy-bow at the neck. Just gorgeous!
Which of these wonderful white shoes will you try first, and how will you style them? Or have you seen another pair you've added to your Christmas list?
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