Shoes have the ability to alter the style of your whole aesthetic; they can really make or break your whole look. However, with these six shoe staples, you’ll be able to add the cherry on atop any outfit.
Based on catwalk trends and classic street style staples, read on for six shoe styles everybody needs in their wardrobe.
A Statement Heel
Whatever style of statement heel you choose, this is a must-have for your wardrobe. It’s a piece that can be used to dress up any outfit and create a put-together look. Let your statement heels take center stage and pair them with a little black dress or a classic baggy pantsuit.
This season, Tom Ford, Miu Miu, and Fendi have all brought high-shine metallic statement footwear to the runway – and whether you opt for such glistening shine or a bold color, this irresistible style is a must-buy.
A Comfortable Trainer
A trainer that’s casual and as cool as it is comfortable is an absolute must-have. After all, everyone needs a shoe that’s easy and effortless to slip on when running to the supermarket or picking up the kids, but many still want to add a touch of style – even when going about their unfashionable daily errands.
As such, a casual trainer comes in to save the day and spruce up any outfit; it pairs perfectly with mom-style jeans, an oversized suit or even leggings and sweat pants. Alternatively, you even can use a comfortable trainer to dress down a formal outfit if you like – the versatility of the casual trainer is seemingly limitless.
An Office Shoe
Comfortable business casual shoes – in fact, an office-style shoe can truly make any outfit look sophisticated and put together. Generally, this classic shoe style is perfect for a slick corporate setting, but it doesn’t need to be limited to the workplace; you can rock this timeless type of footwear anywhere whenever you’re feeling a little bit fancy.
Whether you opt for a loafer or lace-up style shoe, a smart office shoe should ideally be flat or have a small heel and elicit a serious-yet-stylish look. Think detailed Gucci leather loafers for inspiration – they’re classy, elegant and will probably never fall out of fashion.
An All-Weather Boot
To gain a permanent place in your wardrobe, a shoe must be practical as well as stylish – and that’s why there’s always room for an all-weather pair of boots. If a shoe can handle rain, sleet, snow and mud while looking chic, it deserves its dedicated section in your closet.
No matter if you go for a hiking boot, a military boot, or something different altogether, wear your boots as a statement piece with a dress, a skirt, a pair of denim shorts or jeans and take them to the trails to test their full potential whilst looking fabulous at the same time.
A Knee or Thigh-High Boot
Having a knee-high or thigh-high boot in your wardrobe means you will always be ready to rock a short dress or mini skirt – as seen on the runways of Givenchy and Fendi. This legendary style of boot is perfect for the fall weather and will keep you warm, dry and looking great. Also, opting for a pair of boots in black or brown will ensure versatility that works with a wide range of outfits.
A Strappy Sandal
If you live in a climate that experiences hot summers, you’ll want to add a strappy sandal to your shoe collection. A classic style in a neutral shade like a Bellini will work well for a casual brunch, date night or even at the office paired with a suit.