The Front Row Trend You Didn’t See Coming: White Pumps

When it comes to pumps, white is the new nude. Tapping their toes in the front rows of the shows at NYFW and strolling the red carpet, celebs are showing off their passion for white pumps. Think of wearing white pumps as a more streamlined way to colorblock this season. The footwear trend has been resurrected from the 80s and updated with modern shapes—finishing your look with a white pump is an instant way to give any outfit just a little more ‘wow’ factor.

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The range of looks with which celebs are pairing their white pumps shows the shoe’s versatility. At the Topman flagship store opening, Christa B. Allen completed her outfit with a pair of classic white pumps, grounding her sunny two-piece yellow brocade look a bit more than a sandal would have. Christina Ricci colorblocked in a pair of white Marc Jacobs pumps with a chunky heel and a Mary-Jane-style strap at the designer’s NYFW presentation. This statement shoe added contrast and balance to her black two-piece look and striped clutch. At Mulberry’s show during LFW, Harley Viera-Newton was white-hot in a white coat with daisy buttons, a white clutch and pointy white pumps. You couldn’t miss Karolina Kurkova outside the tents at NYFW—the supermodel gave her menswear-inspired pinstripes some pop with a white belt, tote and white pointy-toe pumps.

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Rita Ora showed how white heels work to feminize a menswear look, wearing a pair of white peeptoe wedges at the Burberry show during LFW. Lily Kwong amped up the white pattern on her brown silk column dress at the amfAR gala with a structured square handbag and extreme pointy white pumps. For the Django Unchained London premiere after party, Kerry Washington kept the white pumps she wore earlier in the night with her horse-print Giles dress, proving that you can wear white at night. Lea Michele was a breath of fresh air at the TCA winter press tour, pairing her yellow skirt suit with two-tone white and black pumps—a more multipurpose option for those who aren’t willing to invest in a pair of all-white shoes.

White out your old nude or black pumps with these wonderful white options:

White Hot: Guess Neodan – $99;  Wedge: Jimmy Choo Baxen Peep-Toe Patent Wedge – $595;  T-Strap: ASOS Sonic Pointed Heels – $56.13;  Two-Tone: L.A.M.B. Ohio Pump – $355;   Slingback: Stella McCartney Zeppa Wedge – $604.09;  Girl’s Best Friend: BCBGeneration Women’s Bg-Cielo Pump – $89Extreme Point: Kamalikulture Zelda D’Orsay Point Toe Pump – $99