Next to diamonds, shoes are definitely a girl’s best friend. A woman can never have too many but you can have too many of the same pair. Want to build your shoe collection, or pare back an overflowing wardrobe? Here is a list of must have shoes in 10 different styles to match any outfit for any occasion.
Basic pumps are a necessity in the wardrobe. From the office to a night out you can’t go wrong with a patent leather or suede classic black pump! They bring your outfit from drab to fab. If you want to add a playful nature to an all black or white outfit, pick a coloured pump like a red, cobalt blue or burgundy.
These are an essential part of your wardrobe. Ankle strap sandals have the power to liven up any outfit. They are great for when basic pumps are simply too basic. Perfect for when you need to add a little bit of fun to an outfit on your night out, ankle straps in different textures, colours or with embellishments are the way to go. They can be paired with just about any outfit and as an added bonus they lengthen those legs.
Everyone needs a little bit of colour and spunk in their looks! Snakeskin or leopard print shoes are great when your outfit is basic and you need to add some pizazz. They can be used as a neutral with other prints also. Animal print will add instant sass to your look.
Great for when your feet are too sore for stilettos but you still need to add a bit of length and height! Wedges will always be on the trendy side of fashion and are great when you have long nights or long days on your feet like at the races, during summertime events or at work.
Flat sandals are those perfect summer shoes which you can pair with absolutely anything from long or short dresses to skirts and shorts! These comfortable essential shoes can be long laced up the leg or simple but will always add some life to your summer look!
Casual sneakers are an absolute must in the fashion world! From summer to winter sneakers are essential. They can be paired with jeans or dresses to add a very modern and trendy look to your wardrobe in any season. Use lace up sneakers like those from Nike for an athletic vibe, or keep a water side aesthetic with canvas shoes. If you’re still looking for a bit of height, hidden wedge sneakers are also a great option.
Boots are always a must and will definitely be a timeless piece in your collection! Tall boots can be worn with dresses or jeans depending on the look you’re going for and the occasion. From autumn to winter and even some of the colder spring days, tall boots will get you through those days where your outfit needs something special!
These are definitely one of the most essential pieces in your shoe collection. The ankle boot will always be on trend in the colder seasons and will always add some class to your look. These can be worn with jeans or dresses, even shorts if you are going for a more modern look. Whether you go for stiletto, flat or chunky heeled boots, play with textures and colours to make your boots a real statement.
Ballet flats are great for when your feet just can’t handle heels! They are feminine and create a polished look. Ballet flats look great paired with pretty pleated skirts and dresses, or jeans and dress pants. Classic black flats can keep a look casual or work appropriate, while bright colours and patterns can add some fun to an outfit. A thin pair of ballet flats is also a very handy piece to keep in your handbag for emergencies!
Neutral coloured nude heels go with everything. They’re great for pairing with a bright or patterned outfit, or for keeping a white or black look classy. A perfect accompaniment for dresses in almost any colour, they also look great with jeans to take an outfit from casual to street look ready.