Port teamed up with Project Shoe to design her own statement pair. Not only can you buy her stylish footwear (see the photo below), but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in honor of her father, who lost his battle to kidney cancer last year.
Courtesy Whitney Port; Inset: Paul Morigi/Getty
“Project Shoe had so many options, it was hard to choose,” Port told PEOPLE. “I went for the oxfords because they’re relaxed, but I was able to add a little flair with a bold pop in the zebra pony material. The process was super easy and user-friendly. I also love that they’re giving back and that their guest designers get to chose a charity that has special meaning to them.”
Find our more about Port’s design below.
How was designing the shoe different from designing your own line?
I designed this shoe with a little more ease knowing that I could be as funky as I wanted. I did want to design a comfortable shoe which is the same mentality I use when designing my collection. It is all about comfort with a unique spin.
How many different designs did you go through before landing on “the one?”
I knew exactly when I saw the shape of the shoe that that was the one I wanted to go with. I played with a couple different animal prints — I always gravitate towards animal prints with accessories.
Why did this style really speak to you?
I love a flat and wear flats most often. I loved the cutout aspect of the shoe and thought it was a style that could be worn so many different ways while also being funky.
How will you style it?
I think it would look super cute with a boyfriend jean and leather jacket or a cute little printed dress!
What do you look for in the perfect shoe?
I look for cool textures mixed with a good shape. I love my heels to be more out there and to make a statement, while I love my booties and flats more versatile and neutral.
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Head-to-Toe Style with Whitney Port