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White Pointed Toe Pumps

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When you get dressed, do you ever say to yourself, “I wish I had (fill in the blank)…“?

As I try to navigate a more minimalist approach to style, I find myself easily zoning in on those missing items and recognizing any gaps I have in my wardrobe. It’s kind of refreshing to shop with a purpose rather than shop just for recreation and come home with a lot of nice things that end up going unworn… and this is coming from a woman who likes loves to shop!

One of this season’s missing pieces to my wardrobe puzzle is a pair of white pointed toe pumps.

Yes, white.

Yes, in the dead of winter.

No, I’m not crazy.

I’ve been seeing great editorials and street style images with a winter appropriate look accented with crisp white pointed toe pumps. Simple, yet striking.

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Hat: ASOS
Coat: H&M
Sweater: EQUIPMENT
Pants: HALSTON HERITAGE
Pumps: SERGIO ROSSI
Bag: KARA
Sunglasses: MARC BY MARC JACOBS
Watch: SHINOLA

Now, this is not the place or time to get all fancy with the shoe. What we’re looking for here is a well-made, single sole, pointed toe pump — just in le blanc! No straps, embellishments, patent or platform; When combined with the white, those are all a bit too Frederick’s of Hollywood/exotic dancer material. Which is clearly a different type of street style than the one I am generally referencing!

Oh, and remember yesterday’s focus on Pantone’s 2016 COLOR OF THE YEAR?! A white pointed toe pump would look amazing against the soft pastel hues. Try it out now with a menswear inspired coat and trousers, or later this spring/summer with a feminine dress.

Here are a few other white pumps that have caught my eye for all lifestyles and budgets:

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To The Point: Pointed Toe Flats

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How about we s-l-o-w-l-y ease into this week with a simple style solution: pointed toe flats.

Work for you? Ok, good.

Sometimes, my Monday body (and mind) is just not ready for anything overly complicated, or fussy. I want something that keeps me looking pulled together when I’m on the go, yet comfortable at the same time. The current state of my pedicure leaves a lot to be desired as well (no one needs to see THAT!), so clearly I’m killing two birds with one stone here.

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So why pointed toe flats, you may be asking? Well, the answer is easy…

They are more flattering.


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While the traditional rounded toe ballet flats have been a classic style staple, the roundness of the toe is a bit more gamine and youthful. The round toe combined with the flat sole is also a one way ticket on the “I-Want-To-Look-Shorter-And-Stockier” train. Choo-choooooo!!!

How To Get Away With Wearing Flats Anywhere
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To create visual length and continuity with both skirts and pants/jeans, a pointed toe flat can work wonders. The peek of shoe from under a pant hem is just enough to give you the look of coveted long legs. Add a nude toned flat to a bare leg and it looks like your gams go on for miles.

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Did I mention flats were comfortable? Even this designer shoe addict will admit that after a long day in heels my feet and legs crave the comfort and cushion of a good pair of flats… and on a Monday, ain’t nobody got time for that.

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