I have a confession to make. I am a shoeaholic. In my cupboard I currently have fifty pairs of shoes, well at the last count at least. And yet something has changed within me this summer. I have become – I can’t actually believe I’m typing this – a single pair of shoes kind of wearer. Well a single shoe trend anyway.
Yep, I have fallen hard for the white sandal this season. Once considered tacky and girl-band worthy, it has now done a complete 360 by becoming the most expensive looking item in your wardrobe.
Originally seen on the catwalks at (old) Celine, the Row soon brought out its minimal take on it, followed by Bottega Veneta, Prada et al.
I currently have four pairs I wear on rotation. Strappy kitten heel sandal by Zara, thong sandals by Mango, strappy flats by Studio Amelia, and my newest addition, wedge mules by Staud.
And I can confirm that not only do they make everything look extra chic, I’ve also yet to find an outfit they don’t go with. Summer dresses, linen suits, jumpsuits, florals, checks, neon, there is not a single one that doesn’t look elevated by a white sandal.
Of course, I’m not the only one obsessed with the trend. Thanks to Insta-worth styles by the likes of The Row and By Far, the strappy white sandal keeps appearing on my social feeds, and I can’t see it stopping anytime soon.
It’s not too late to get in on the action, as I can’t see them disappearing anytime soon. Shop my edit of the best white sandals below, from the more affordable high street buys to the investment pieces by my favourite designers.
In the meantime, sorry other shoes, you’ll just have to sit patiently a little while longer.