Finding the perfect women’s footwear can be tricky – it’s subject to an awful lot of fad trends. To get it right, you need to strike the right balance between a little boring and on-trend, fashion-forward styles, not to worry, there are so many styles that sit right in that sweet spot. The real key to finding great shoes is investing, low-quality footwear isn’t going to get you far…literally. Some styles that you absolutely need to have in your shoe closet include…
White sneakers have far surpassed the trend status and made their way right into timeless style. These aren’t your run of the mill gym shoe mind, you’ll need to look for a beautifully made, leather or canvas pair to really hit the nail on the head. The style right now definitely veers towards the chunkier side of things, but if you hate that look then absolutely look for plimsolls or classic high-top trainers. Wear with tailoring, flowing skirts, silk dress, jeans and tee-shirts – they go with absolutely everything! These are particularly great for bringing a touch of streetwear cool to your looks.
A classic brogue in tan, burgundy, navy or black leather is going to get so much wear, you have no idea. These are fantastic for dressing up all of your outfits, they’re effortlessly classy whilst also being incredibly cool – packing quite the punch for just one pair of shoes! Wear to work, out on the town or on a winter weekend.
Ankle boots are a staple for Autumn/Winter! Whether you’re looking for an understated Chelsea Boot style of you’re more into the heeled, biker boot look, there are boots out there for everyone. You can rock these with most outfits and use them to add a tough, grunge-chic edge to your day-to-day cold-weather ensembles.
This is another trend piece that crept its way into our hearts and closets, long term. A cream pair of cowboy boots will make any skirt, dress or formal short look drop-dead gorgeous. Just think of your favourite LBD or midi dress, contrasted with a striking pair of mid-calf cowboy boots – they’re just the epitome of cool. Plus, they work all year round!
A pair of knee-high boots will never let you down, especially when it’s pouring with rain outdoors! These guys are going to be your ride or die during winter or wet weather, they protect your leg and feet, and they look good doing it! Wear with miniskirts and turtlenecks for a retro vibe, layer under a boho maxi to keep you toasty or hide under wide-leg pants on truly bitter days. A chocolate brown, tan or black knee-high will go with any woman’s wardrobe.
Strappy Leather Sandals
A strappy leather sandal is more of a summer staple, in fact, a summer essential. Classic leather sandals will stick with you, season in and season out. Choose a cream, rose pink or tan style for maximum wearability.
Come on, this list couldn’t skip slides. They have had a serious renaissance over recent years, and the fashion world has learnt to accommodate these comfort-focused casual shoes. Choose a pair of woven or leather slides to keep your outfits high-end looking.
You might not be wearing these every day (props to you if you are), but stilettos are always going to look fabulous for nights out, dates, special events and formal occasions. Choose a nude pair that’s going to go with all your evening-wear!