Shoes once played a bizarre role in Anglo- Saxon wedding ceremonies. The groom had to tap the head of her bride with the shoe that she handed to him. While that custom is thankfully passé now, shoes continue to play an important role in how we project ourselves in every occasion. Check if you’ve been slipping on the right shoe through some of these must have shoes.
Christian Louboutin Red-soled Pumps
With one simple stroke of red lacquer on the soles of these pumps, the Louboutin shoes became an instant hit among affluent shoe lovers in 1991. Half-seductive, half-classic, the Louboutin is perfect for red carpet nights. Invest in a timeless pair to wear with your LBD at formal dinners, glitzy parties and other special events. You can also wear them to the office to add a little kick to your professional outfit.
Sling backs are like pumps but with a more playful nature. It is one of those shoes that can play at being reserved and teasing at the same time. You can wear them at the office, to a wedding or a date. Find a black pair with full frontal coverage and comfortable heels like the black court shoe from Lotus to match your business attire and an open-toe stilettos like the magenta peep-toe from Miu Miu for more intimate occasions.
Icons Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot popularized this footwear, all for good reasons. They’re easy to slip on, comfortable and chic. Every woman should have at least a pair like Repetto’s black ballerinas for simple leisure walks and travels. They’re stylish and reliable, even for the most intensive city strolls.
Before Chelsea Boots infiltrated the popular scene of today, they were Queen Victoria’s preferred shoes for daily walks and horse riding. The elastic panels on both sides make it easy to slip the boots on and off, thus ensuing its appeal for both sexes from the Victorian period up to today. Wear them every day or for actual horse riding, just like the queen. We’re crushing on London Rebel’s funky design in metallic finish and J. Crew’s version in leopard-printed rubber. Keep it simple with brown or black leather or suede, or mix it up with different prints, textures, and heel heights.
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars
Once a counter culture’s footwear, the iconic canvas shoes are now commonly seen as a street favorite, even among the trend followers. They are perfect on casual days with your simple t-shirt and jeans combo. You can even go beyond walking with them- stretch, run a mile or jump. After all, those Chucks were originally designed for basketball!