It’s Time To See The Light — A Primer On Wearing White Heels

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They’re a thing again. Yep, white heels are back and they're here to stay — for the summer, at least. Making legs look longer and fake tans look even better, these babies are about to be your go-to add-on for the summer months.

And, in the interest of giving you options, we’ve styled three perfect summer ensembles starring, you guessed it, the shiny white shoe. Certain proof of how versatile these babies really are. Sold? Us too.

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For The Weekend
If you like to kick back and relax at the weekend but still keep your outfit slick and chic, just add quirky details to a classic denim-and-tee look. Think oversize jewels, playful carryalls, and a slick of pillar-box red lipstick. The white heel helps give this casual look a smart "take me anywhere" edge. Perfect for brunching in the sun, shopping with friends or trawling market stalls.

Clockwise from top left: H&M Embellished Top, £14.99, available at H&M; Monki O.1 Stones Jeans, £45, available at Monki; Lacoste Cap, £45, available at Zalando; Charlotte Olympia Movie Night Bag, £295, available at Net-A-Porter; Tom Ford Lip Colour in Scarlet Rouge, £36, available at Selfridges; Kurt Geiger Ella Leather Sandal, £195, available at Harrods.
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At The Office
An all-white ensemble is totally on trend for summer, as evidenced by the catwalks of Lacoste, Valentino, and Stella McCartney, to name drop a few. For a 9-to-5 take on this look, complete a bright white top-and-trouser combo with a co-ordinating heel and beige or pastel-coloured accessories. It's understated elegance personified.

Clockwise from top left: Gucci Flora Eau De Parfum, £75 for 75ml, available at Harvey Nichols; Toast Stockard Trousers, £85, available at Toast; Miss Selfridge Daisy Shell Top, £22, available at Miss Selfridge; Dorothy Perkins Stone And Spike Drop Earrings, £8.50, available at Dorothy Perkins; Kurt Geiger Ella Leather Sandal, £195, available at Harrods; Accessorize Scallop Cutworkd Tote, £32, available at Accessorize.
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On The Dance Floor
Get on board with sports-chic and add a white heel to an edgy ensemble. A body-con skirt, racer top, and neon accessories are made complete by a pair of strappy white sandals. You'll want to sport this look all summer long — at the work party, at the bar, and on the dance floor. Trust.

Clockwise from top left: River Island Panelled Crop Top, £22, available at River Island; Mango Striped Skirt, £27.99, available at House Of Fraser; New Look Neon Yellow Cut Out Clutch, £9.99, available at New Look; American Apparel Neon Nail Polish, £9, available at American Apparel; Whistles Lana Leather Cuff, £25, available at Whistles; Kurt Geiger Ella Leather Sandal, £195, available at Harrods.

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