Shoes are a bit of a nonnegotiable, we all know that’s a fact, but far too often we leave them as more of an afterthought, with all the focus on function and very little on style. Once you start leaning into the idea that your shoes can bring a major amount of style to absolutely all of your outfits, you’ll have so much fun collecting and dressing them! The footwear essentials that every woman needs in her wardrobe include…
No closet is complete without a stellar pair of quality white sneakers, either canvas or leather. These guys emerged as a fashion favourite a couple of years ago, and they’ve been completely adopted since, becoming more of a wardrobe essential than a trend piece. They are the perfect versatile piece, style with suits for a touch of streetwear to your office gear, throw on with jeans, use them to tone down the formality of a dress – honestly, a pair of white sneakers will get you through all occasions, as long as you keep them clean!
Ankle boots are just essential, you’ve got to have a pair. Black or tan are the most versatile tones, but if you like to add a splash of colour to winter outfits why not consider an exciting patent burgundy, emerald green or inky navy? Where your boot ends is up to you, some hit just above the ankle, some exactly on and others curve beneath, these are good for elongating your legs if you’re on the shorter side. Look for well-made leather with a chunky heel that you’re going to be comfortable walking in, around 1.5-3 inches is perfect!
A pair of slide in (or slip-on) mules are a lifesaver when you’re running out the door in the morning but you still want to look chic and put together. Mules with a slightly tapered point look all kinds of elegant and will bring a touch of femininity to androgynous outfits, without overkilling it. This shoe is a great opportunity to add some intricate beading, embroidery or colourwork into your wardrobe.
Slides can take any form you like, whether you’re hunting for ultra-casual, woven natural flats or a leather pair of grown-up slides, you’re going to get so much wear out of them. Everyone needs a more laid-back style to chuck on when you’re off to the shops or walking the dog!
Cowboy boots are very trendy, however, essential if you love to put together fashion-forward outfits on the regular. Look for a cream pair with intricate contrasting stitching or stick to black for a more understated adoption of the trend. This match amazingly with flowing maxi dresses, mini dresses, silk slips and midi skirts.
Knee-high boots are your best friend during the colder months of the year. These are going to keep you warm, stylise your casual winter looks and make sure you’re comfortable wherever you’re off to! Not bad for a pair of boots, right? Look for a dark neutral for ultimate wearability.
Strappy sandals are a summer essential! If you want a kick of height, opt for a platform pair. Search for a light neutral-toned leather for the perfect combination of comfort and style.
Add these styles of women’s footwear to your wardrobe and just watch your outfit game kick up a notch! Be sure to look for quality pieces that are going to last you a long time to come, you’re going to want to wear these shoes often so you need products that can withstand the mileage!