7 Ways to Wear White Pumps

One of the big shoe trends this season is white pumps. I suppose they’ve been trending for a few seasons now, but I’m starting to see them more as a classic closet staple than a passing trend.

Isn’t it funny how fashions go? For a while there, white pumps looked totally outdated to me, and now suddenly they are popping up everywhere.

I’ve been jonesing for a pair for a while, so I finally bit the bullet, so to speak. Because my feet are so hard to fit, I ordered a tried and true style that I already have in two other colors so I know I can walk in them. The Sam Edelman Hazel is about as good as pumps get. They even have padding in the footbed. They aren’t cheap, but they aren’t crazy expensive either, and they come in a gazillion amazing colors. I would have every one if I had a closet (and a budget) big enough.

For other options, I put a shopping widget together for you, priced from low to high. I included a few splurge-worthy pairs for the fun of it (hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?) and I even found a pair of lower heeled white pumps in a comfort brand for those of you with finicky feet.

 

Well, my white pumps came this week, but guess who ordered the wrong size? Womp, womp! They are too big. I can stand in them to take pictures, but I can’t walk more than a couple of steps without them slipping off my foot.

I wanted to publish this post this week, and I was going to take pictures outside, but of course I can’t wear the shoes outside and then return them. I decided to make life really easy on myself and take pictures in my bedroom, so here we are.

Before we get started, I’ve got two big sale alerts for you.

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I’m sure there will be more cropping up as Mother’s Day weekend approaches. I’ll keep you posted on any good finds. Also, if you’re on Facebook, watch my Facebook Page because I’m able to get sale announcements and things out much more quickly over there.

I set out to create 5 different outfits with white pumps, but I ended up with 7 (actually 8, but only 7 made it to my graphic, lol.) They really are incredibly versatile, and I think they’re fresh and fun for spring and summer.

7 Ways to Wear White Pumps

OUTFIT #1. White Blazer // Pink Blouse (similar) // Black Jeans (similar and here 15-20% off) // White Pumps

I’m really not sure where I’d wear this, although if you swap out the black jeans for black pants ($43!) it might be nice for work wear. Not that I go to work, but if you do, here’s an idea for you. Well, I do work, I just don’t GO to work. You get the idea. Any-WHO.

I think the trick to wearing white pumps with black jeans (or pants) is to echo the white in the pumps with the white blazer. That makes the whole outfit look intention and not like a mistake. This look would also be cute with a printed top that has some white in it.

OUTFIT #2. White Blouse (15-20% off) // Bootcut Jeans (15-20% off) // White Pumps

This outfit needs some major accessories or something, but I saw a lot of blue jeans with white pumps and white tops on Pinterest, so it works as long as you have enough accessories, or maybe a top with more texture. I can see white tassel earrings and a big statement bracelet, maybe something with some color like this one. I didn’t really think about accessorizing when I took these pictures. I was more just trying to figure out what articles of clothing worked together. (I also clearly wasn’t thinking about an iron…)

OUTFIT #3. Print Blouse // Pink Jeans (15-20% off) // White Pumps

White pumps also look great with pink jeans, and this top has some light colors in the print, which ties into the white pumps as well.

OUTFIT #4. Polka Dot Dress (similar) // White Pumps

These shoes look like they were made for this dress. It is from last year, but I linked a similar style by the same designer above. I love and adore Eliza J dresses. They’re well made, flattering, and not terribly expensive. They also tend to go on sale a lot. I will definitely wear this to church as soon as I get the shoes in my proper size.

OUTFIT #5. Print Tank (30-40% off) // Light Wash Bluejeans (30-40% off) // White Pumps

Light wash bluejeans are the newest denim trend I’m hearing about, and these frayed crop jeans from LOFT are a great way to try the trend without breaking the bank. I will tell you, I am seriously impressed by how flattering these are. They could be a little  narrower at the ankle, but otherwise they look great, even from the rear. For the price point, you can’t beat ’em. I really like white pumps with light wash bluejeans, and this printed tank is a fun way to top off the outfit.

I can also see wearing this top with black jeans to pull out the black trim, maybe with light pink pumps? Now I need light pink pumps… ha!

OUTFIT #6. Red Lace Top (30-40% off) // Distressed White Skinnies (15-20% off) // White Pumps

I love wearing red and white together in the warmer months, and this lace shell is a great color. I do wish it were a little shorter and a little more fitted. I think I’m going to wash it and dry it and see if it takes up some and fits better. For size reference, it is a small. Because the shirt is on the longer side, this outfit would be more balanced with longer white jeans. My regular non-distressed white ankle skinnies were in the wash the day I took these pictures, or I would have worn them instead because they’re an inch or two longer than this cropped pair.

OUTFIT #7. Moto Jacket // White Tee* // Distressed Skinnies (similar for less) // White Pumps

I saved my favorite for last. It will surprise NO ONE that this is my favorite. I just wish I’d taken time to add a long necklace and bolder earrings so can get the full effect. This outfit is edgy and modern, but the pumps keep it classy. I will be wearing this to lunch or on a date night sometime soon! I think I’ll carry a red bag to add a pop of color.

*Use code Jolynne10 for 10 percent OFF your order from ThirtySomethingTees!

Okay, so there is actually one more. This is a bonus outfit because I somehow forgot to upload these pictures before I created the graphic for this post, and I found them this morning. Unfortunately my coral denim jacket has sold out, but I figured I’d throw the outfit in here anyway, so now we actually have 8 ways to wear white jeans!

#8. Coral Denim Jacket (light pink option or coral utility jacket) // Striped Tee (similar) // Blue Jeans // White Pumps

I like the striped tee with the coral jacket. Plain white would work of course, but the pattern makes it a little more fun. The white stripes repeat the white from the shoes, and keep the outfit cohesive. Bootcut jeans would also be cute with this.

And that’s a wrap!

I hope you found this post fun for a change. It was a good exercise for me. In fact, I’m thinking this is probably a good exercise to conduct any time you want to add a new item to your wardrobe. If you can wear it with at least five different outfits, it’s a keeper!

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