Shoes are something so essential and yet so decadent. For most of us, our shoe wardrobe falls somewhere in between. We all have those go-to around-town casual and comfortable shoes we love. And then most of us have a selection of shoes meant for other occasions.
While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly challenged wardrobe practicality, there’s one thing that remains true – there are some shoes that are always going to be essential. Keep reading to find out what those shoe styles are you need to keep or add, to your wardrobe.
Essential Shoe Styles Every Woman Should Have
Stock your closet with a capsule shoe collection and you’ll never again wonder what to pair with those slacks or that crazy-patterned skirt you just couldn’t live without. Take a look at 7 essential women’s shoes you need to have:
1. Classic White Sneaker
A classic white sneaker can make any outfit look cool and effortless. You can wear a white sneaker with just about anything – from casual athleisure to slacks and an oversized jacket. Another great thing about these shoes is that you can wear them every season.
2. Classic Loafers
Loafers have been in the fashion scene for a while, but they are making a huge comeback right now. Loafers are now available in a variety of materials, patterns, prints, and styles. With these essential shoes, you can make a casual outfit look more sophisticated. You can also wear them as a more masculine alternative to ballet slippers or flats. Regular loafers and mules are both gaining in popularity.
3. Knee-High Boots
Knee-high boots, or over-the-knee boots, continue to be popular in fashion circles across the world. These boots are versatile and can be worn in fall, winter, and spring. Pair knee-high boots with leggings and a sweater for a cozy look. Or, pair heeled knee-high boots with a skirt for a more dressy look.
4. Black Booties
Next to the LBD (little black dress) is the LBB (little black bootie). Black booties are hot, and now can be worn with almost anything. Pair LBBs with jeans and a t-shirt for a rockstar look or wear them under a long maxi skirt for a layered cozy look. The most important thing to remember about booties is to try them on so you know the ankle height works for your legs.
5. Statement Heels
Every great wardrobe has a great pair of statement heels. These aren’t your everyday essential shoes, but they are essential when you need that one item that makes your outfit really stand out. A statement heel gives you license to be creative and bold. Partner a bold colored heel with a neutral outfit to add a pop of color. Or, pair a playful material (snakeskin, etc.) with a bold pattern.
6. Strappy Sandals
The strappy sandal comes and goes on the fashion radar, but they are having a major moment right now. Designers are increasingly showing low-heeled designs with thin straps and bold details – blocky heels, asymmetry, and ankle straps to name a few.
For everyday wear, sneakers are an essential. From walking the dog to going grocery shopping, hitting the gym or meeting friends for lunch, a great sneaker offers support and comfort like no other. And what’s even better is that now, sneaker designs are classic and stylish, and can even be customized to your personality and style.
No matter where your wardrobe, and life, take you, these essential shoes are a must-have. From everyday errands to a special night out with your love – the right shoe can make a tremendous impact on your outfit, and your confidence.