An Unexpected Shoe Trend Is Going To Be Major This Fall — White Flats

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White flats are the unexpected shoe trend of fall 2023. Why do we say unexpected? Because traditionally, white has been a color we've put into hibernation after Labor Day, but not anymore. The shoe trend is a refreshing take on fashionable comfort, making for easy, chic styling. These flats mix glamour and comfort, thanks to the effortless walkability that they offer. Whether they're Mary Janes, ballet flats, or delicate slingbacks, white shoes are the order of the day. Whether decked out with hardware or simple and plain, white flats are where it's at. 

The best part about white flats is how easy they are to style. Since camo has made a huge comeback, consider pairing your favorite camo pants with these shoes. Even when working with a formal dress code, white flats are an effortless way to nail this look. And of course, working with any kind of denim trend is that much easier when you have white flats, since they go with literally everything. Here's why we love them so much. 

Rock white ballerina slippers with a maxi skirt

Miu Miu has been leading the charge this season with white flats. Their delicate, satin ballerina slippers feel on-trend but are simultaneously timeless. They are easy to style with literally anything in your closet. Since maxi skirts are having a real moment, pair your satin slippers with your favorite skirt and get out the door. If the Miu Miu version comes at too steep of a price tag, source out options like Lucky Brand's Ballet Flats for an easy, about-town shoe.

Pair quilted leather flats with a full, white skirt

Any shoe inspired by Coco Chanel is bound to look good forever. Play with color contrast by opting for a pair of white, quilted slippers with a black toe point. Pair with an ample white skirt and a pale bomber jacket for an edge. Of course, authentic Chanel slippers are gorgeous, but if these are out of the budget, Jon Josef's Quilted Ballerina Flats in a black and white combo are the perfect way to get this look. A simple ponytail and some sunglasses seal the deal. 

Jeans and a red bag are always a go with white flats

Nothing is as effortless as loose denim, a white top, and white flats. The combo is so easy you can get dressed without any planning whatsoever, and still slay throughout the day. Since red is the hottest accessory color of the fall, bring a little spice to your look by sporting a red bag. For an easy, white flat, check out Steve Madden's Meryl Bone patent leather flat. White mesh flats are another adorable way we're seeing the look styled, so check out Dear Frances' Balla Mesh in white if the weather permits mesh. 

A suede blazer and white flats go together perfectly

Blazers are huge this fall, and instead of boxy cuts, we're leaning into longer lines and structured tailoring. Strut your stuff in a dusty rose suede blazer for some fall coverage, while pairing the look with a white mini skirt and white flats. If ballerina flats aren't your scene, a pointy-toed flat is a great way to nail this look. There's a touch of bridal elegance to these shoes, so keep things contemporary with a short skirt or faded jeans. Reilly's Slingback Bridal Flats with Bow are a perfect way to get this. Pair with a white handbag and sunglasses. 

Keep long layers contemporary with white flats

Lean into an outfit of varying neutrals with white flats. Pair a floor-length skirt with an oversized sweater, and give the look a jolt of sex appeal by wearing a white bralette underneath. Gold hoops are always welcome, as are pearls. The range of options for pointy-toed flats is endless. You can go cheap and cheerful with a perfect pair from Amazon, or lean into luxury with a pair by Valentino. Either way, polish off the look with a trendy middle part and get out there!