Black pumps will always be a classic, but right now, it's all about white pumps. For proof, just look down at the famous feet of some of our favorite stars, including Kerry Washington, who just donned white pumps in NYC. Kate Hudson paired white Christian Louboutin pumps with a pink tee and black leather skirt in NYC, Jessica Alba styled her floral trousers with white patent pumps, while Blake Lively glammed it up in a tweed pair by Bottega Veneta. If the thought of styling white pumps sounds a little scary to you, then see how these celebs styled theirs with an array of gowns, minidresses, shorts, and suits. See every head-turning look — and tips on how to incorporate white pumps into your own style — inside the slideshow. Hopefully they'll inspire you to snag a pair too.
Working ripped white Mango denim and matching pointed pumps during a photocall in Spain, Miranda Kerr proved that the "no white after Labor Day" rule should not be enforced. The model styled her Winter whites with a yellow double-breasted blazer by Mango, a gold nameplate necklace, and a few sparkling rings while smiling for cameras as the face of Mango's Spring 2013 campaign. Take a cue from Miranda and work your white denim with a pastel blazer and white pumps for a sunny travel style or swap the bright topper for this bordeaux leather Wyatt top ($59) for a festive take on Winter whites.
Celebs have been loving white footwear for some time, but now it's all about the juxtaposition between an all-black look and a stark white shoe. Rebecca Romijn donned a black sheer minidress with crisp white floral-embellished sandals in LA, Gwyneth Paltrow sported a black cutout Michael Kors dress with white Jimmy Choo pumps in NYC, and Ciara went for a black blazer dress over tuxedo pants and white ankle-strap Givenchy sandals in LA. Whether you prefer a little black dress, a black maxi skirt, or pants, the next time you get dressed in head-to-toe black, consider finishing off with white shoes for the chicest colorblock effect.
Kim Kardashian swapped her signature black leather look for a more streamlined white-on-white outfit while running errands in Miami. She layered a white Phillip Lim blazer over a white tee, matching skinny Seven For All Mankind jeans, and pointy Manolo Blahnik pumps, then completed her chic style with a crystal bib necklace by Givenchy and a volumized ponytail. Mimic Kim's white-hot ensemble with a white blazer, basic tee, skinny jeans, and matching pumps for a lunch date or tuck this white Equipment button-down blouse ($208) into this chic Ann Taylor pencil skirt ($60, originally $80) to take this monochromatic look straight to the boardroom.
Kate Bosworth struck a pose in a sleeveless floral blouse and asymmetrical white skirt (both by Preen) and white Casadei pumps at an SK-II skin care event in Sydney. Some may think white on white should be reserved for warmer months, but we think Kate's white-hot look is perfectly acceptable for Fall. The blond beauty kept her accessories minimal, working a pair of diamond stud earrings, her brilliant engagement ring, and a pink pout. Re-create her sexy look with a sleeveless floral blouse, sexy white skirt, and matching pumps for date night, or swap her printed blouse for this black leather-sleeve Generation Loves Bobo sweater ($171) and matching pointed pumps for an unexpectedly chic combo.
Kim Kardashian hit the purple carpet at Silk Road Nightclub in Australia in a fun end-of-Summer ensemble: a colorful tropical-print Alexander McQueen dress and pointed white pumps. As of late Kim has been sporting lots of dark hues, like her all-black pairing complete with ankle-chain Tom Ford sandals, so this bold blossoming look is a welcome change. Re-create Kim's eye-catching style with this tropical-print Motel Zoe dress ($19, originally $49) and white pumps to turn heads at an evening fête.
Earlier this month, Selena Gomez stepped out in a stunning sequin Roberto Cavalli minidress at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, and once again the actress proved she's not one to shy away from sparkles. While in Cannes, Selena worked a sequin Alice + Olivia blouse with distressed skinny jeans for a casual-slash-dressy feel. While her top is dazzling, pay special attention to her white Casadei pumps. We love that Selena chose a contrasting white shoe instead of, say, a basic black. It really elevated her look to more modern heights. To achieve Selena's casual, sparkling style in your city, pair a similar sequined top with distressed skinny jeans and white pumps, or step it up a notch with leather pants for a hot date-night look.
There's a new shoe trend strutting all over Hollywood and beyond — just look down at the feet of celebrities, and chances are you'll notice white. From pointy white pumps to chunky platforms to strappy sandals, stars like Freida Pinto, Jessica Alba, and Sarah Jessica Parker are taken by white-hot footwear these days. Want to see who else has gotten in on the trend? Step right on in. Then be sure to shop our favorite white shoes to get in on this fabulous Spring trend.