When I’m sometimes helping friends do a wardrobe revamp I always give them the same list of shoes to incorporate into their shoe wardrobe. These 5 shoes will get you through all kinds of occasions and will make putting a stylish outfit together just that little bit easier.
A black pump
This is the workhorse shoe of my wardrobe. I find I’ll wear a black pump with everything from a cocktail dress to work attire. I love a pointy toed black pump in suede or leather. (Just be sure to waterproof them to help with their longevity.)
A nude pump
Sometimes a black pump will look too harsh with certain clothing so a shoe in a nude colour is a great alternative. You’ll find this shoe is just as versatile as a black pump and will work back with so many different items from your wardrobe.
Black high heeled boots
Now that winter is on its way make it your mission to find a good pair of black high heeled boots. The right pair of black boots will last you season after season and you’ll wonder how you ever survived winter without them.
A comfy pair of flat shoes
For those days when you’re running around and just need to be comfortable, a pair of ballet flats is an essential (if you prefer a loafer they also fall in the same category). I have a pair of black ballet flats that I’ve had for years and a pair of leopard print loafers that are still in high rotation. They’re my go-to shoes when comfort is key. You don’t necessarily have to go for a neutral either, you can have some fun with flats and experiment with different prints or colours.
A statement shoe
Every girl should have a pair of show-stopping heels that make an outfit. I love an animal print myself (leopard especially) however you could also go for a metallic colour or something with really interesting detail. The only aim should be is that they’re bold and definitely stand out from the crowd.
What’s one pair of shoes that you simply can’t live without?
Photography: Tamika Keioske