A white dress is a staple for summer. You can’t go through the sunny season without at least slipping into one. I like wearing mine with tan or gold flat sandals and some gold baubles. What about you, how do you wear your white sundress?

Emmy Rossum displayed a rather refreshing way to style the classic white dress early this week. The actress wore a textured fit n’ flare number while out and about in Beverly Hills. But instead of teaming it with the usual wedge espadrilles, ballet flats, or flat sandals, Emmy slipped into a pair of dark brown chunky heels. The shoes were detailed with wide straps and they were more tough than feminine in look and feel — a stark contrast to the girly white dress she was wearing.

As a result, Emmy managed to look less like a cliché and more like someone with her own unique style. She toned down the dress and injected it with a sprinkle of edge. It wasn’t the usual combination you’d see, but she made it look good.





2AE3849200000578-3176827-Turn_around_The_brunette_bombshell_who_portrays_Fiona_Gallagher_-m-20_1438052677729Emmy Rossum steps out in a white dress in Beverly Hills, July 27, 2015

Do you approve of the pairing she put together, or do you think Emmy should have worn a different pair of shoes?

Each to her own, I guess. I mean, I don’t think I can wear the same combination, but I’m not going to deny the fact that she looks good in it. What about you, would you wear Emmy’s outfit (dress, sandals, and all)?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any details on her lovely frock and sandals despite going through several searches online, so you’ll need to improvise if you want to copy her look.

Below are some alternatives you can consider for the sandals. I included four options, so I’m sure there’s a pair that will fit your budget:

giuseppe zanotti studded sandals Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Strappy Sandals, $639 (was $1277)

tory burch cross strap sandalsTory Burch Cross Strap Sandals, $325

DKNY Rose sandals DKNY Rose Strappy Sandals, $250

French connection melody sandalsFrench Connection Melody Sandals, $145

Last week, Emmy was spotted sporting another summery look while in the same location. She wore a floral red dress, then finished the number with the same white tote and a pair of white flat sandals from Loeffler Randall:

2AB5B9D700000578-3176827-image-a-18_1438050083793Emmy Rossum steps out in Beverly Hills on July 20, 2015

Below is a closer look at her shoes. The straps are intricately detailed with scallops, while ankle-tie closures lend a dash of flair to the pair. The sandals are no longer available, but if you don’t  mind grabbing the heeled version, try the Leora (see below) instead:

loeffler randall sofia sandals emmy rossumLoeffler Randall Sofia Sandals,$195

p20763690_standardLoeffler Randall Leora Sandals, $325

Update: Emmy’s strappy sandals are from Tory Burch!

tory-burch-jones-sandals-jpgTory Burch Strappy Block Heel Sandals, $325

$ 145