If you’re like most women, you have dozens upon dozens of sandals, sneakers, flip-flops, boots and other shoes. But how many of them do you love and actually wear? How many fit well, complement your fashion sense and are versatile enough to serve multiple purposes? Lastly, how many of these shoes do you really need? You may be surprised to learn that the following nine must-have shoes are the only styles required to create a shoe wardrobe so all-encompassing and perfect, that no matter what the occasion is, you’ll have just the right shoe.
Dark Pumps for Work
Expensive-looking shoes for a work. Study what your boss is wearing then get yourself two great-looking pairs of similar shoes. If you have a couple pairs, not only will you always look appropriate and stylish, you’ll always have a pair clean and ready should one need repair. Need style suggestions? Go with pumps.
Not only are pumps flattering and easy to wear, they are the essential woman’s work shoes, especially for those working in offices, banks, or upscale shops. Opt for a dark or medium neutral. Think black, chocolate, cordovan (an old-fashioned word for cherry-kissed brown), or even burgundy, charcoal or navy.
Light Pumps for Work
Warm-weather work shoe. Your best bet is a pump bootie with peep toes in a light shade such as tan, beige or dove gray.
Strappy sandals to wear with formal or semi-formal attire. They can sex-up a pair of jeans, too. Best colors: a mid-tone or pale neutral, including metallics such as silver or gold.
Fashion boots in a medium or dark neutral color. Something classic enough for work-wear yet sexy enough to add an edge to jeans and an everyday tee. Top-of-the-calf boots with a flat heel are one of the cold weather seasons hottest looks, but are surprisingly in-demand even as the weather grows warmer.
Warm weather shoes in a pale neutral or fashion color. Think sandals, ballet flats, or flip-flops done up in a dressy material like leather. Consider yourself a die-hard fashionista? Find a pair of espadrilles with a low to medium heel. Espadrilles are one of this year’s most coveted warm-weather trends.
Galoshes or other weather-protective footwear. If you spend a good amount of time outdoors, go with two pairs . Be sure one is a classic style, such as Hunter Wellingtons in navy, green, red, pink or even pale blue.
So ladies, clean out your closets, and stop spending money on shoes you don’t absolutely love or that do not fit well, complement your style and are not versatile to serve multiple purposes. If you follow the above tips you will create the perfect fashion footwear wardrobe, that no matter what the occasion is!