Outfit: Jigsaw boyfriend jeans and Next mono point shoe, both current (although I can’t find a link to the Next shoes right now), Mango jacket, LK Bennett bag, Whistles jumper (not so current)!
I can’t promise you diamonds in the soles of your shoes but I can promise you white soled shoes.
Each season there are the main trends and then there are the sub-trends and within those trends, the micro-trends. This season white soled shoes are everywhere. I’ve not read anything about them – not that I can recall anyway – so in that sense they’re not a main trend but in the same way that a few seasons ago all dresses suddenly seemed to have exposed zips, many styles of shoes also come with white soles. I love them for their fresh, modern look.
If they haven’t already, no doubt white soled shoes will now jump out at you wherever you are but for now, here are just a few examples of what’s around at the moment…
I love a good brogue and the addition of a white sole has given them the update that they needed. Whistles has the Fayley shoe (£150) and there is a similar style at Dune (£69) which are peppered with holes – lovely and spring like!
Clarks has the Griffin Milly (£45) which comes in a few different colour ways. There are similar at Dune which come in a lovely shade of yellow. Again, a loafer is a very classic style and the white sole makes all the difference, making them fresher and lighter.
Clarks have this Coll Beach shoe in pale yellow (£55). I tried them on earlier today (see below) and whilst they came up quite wide on me, they have the potential to be very comfortable. A real “go to” spring shoe if you’re more of a casual, laid back, trouser kind of girl.
There’s the Draedia from Aldo (£50), which I have and which I’m quite fond of but sadly the weather hasn’t facilitated in the wearing of these. The style has been around for ages but more in a “buy them from a rack hanging on the beach front” type of way, rather than a silver, sparkly type of way. The great thing about Aldo is that they do a 4.5 and 5.5, which is handy.
Another example is the Dina sandal from Miss KG (£55) – again more white soles but this time mixed with a lovely bright pink.
Kurt Geiger has the Krypton style (£110) and I’ve seen others in Dune, Primark and Carvela.
So, there we go. Not a terribly obvious trend but something that seems to have slowly crept up on us. It’s something that’s very accessible to us all and a quick wardrobe update, plus a whole load of sensible looking shoes have suddenly started to look a whole lot more attractive and that’s never a bad thing.