With every new season come new shoe designs. While you’ll probably stray and impulse buy anyway, it would be best to compile a compact list of classic shoe styles for your shopping spree. I love trendy shoes as much as the next girl, but with very limited storage space and spring cleaning ultimately happening at some point, these are the footwear staples I decided to invest in.
For a no-fuss solution to looking pulled together while on the go, a simple, high quality pair of ballerina flats would be the best pick. Styled with a tonal ribbon and faux-suede vamp, this modest pair is both ladylike and casual. Goes especially well with an elegant shift dress.
2. Tweed Slip-Ons from NANING9
Comfy to walk in all day, these cute slip-ons are a versatile basic worth investing in. The textured upper lends an extra street-style edge, while the casual look makes for a great pairing with sporty outfits.
3. Muted Ankle Boots from Pangmama
Timeless and incredibly versatile chelsea boots have always enjoyed a huge street style following. This textured pair is special for its ombré toes, neutral hue and walkable heels. They’ll serve me well all year round, especially in the fall with these fail-safe outfits.
4. Espadrille Wedge Sandals from Anran
I’m prone to impulsive travels to somewhere hot, so I like to have at least one pair of trusty wedge sandals regardless of the season. This elegant, strappy pair is easy to walk in and goes well with maxi dresses.
5. Court Heels with Notched Vamp from VIVIER
Pointed monochrome court heels make you look polished and team well with everything. Instead of using them to complement dressy outfits, I like to pair these heels with T-shirt dresses and loungey tunics to complete my lazy looks.
6. Block-Heel Sandals from Sunsteps
I like to think of these walkable, elegant kicks as a cooler substitute for flip-flops that works well all year round. Tonal skinny straps and minimalist block heels add modest details. The subtle elevation ups the edgy coolness of my everyday ripped jeans.
7. Statement Heels with Stud Details from Wifky
Ultra-sexy details, such as the cutout vamp and striking studs, make these statement heels the perfect choice for a wild night out. They add the wow factor to everyday looks, and will surely multiply the drama when worn with a dressy frock.
8. Riding Boots from Gizmal Boots
For freezing temps, prolonged rain and beyond, one should always have a classic, simple pair of tall boots on standby. Though more of a necessity than a fashion item, riding boots do add a chic finish to the timeless tee and skinny jeans combo.
9. Nude Shoes from Wello
Heeled or flat, nude shoes effectively lengthen the stems and pair well with absolutely everything. This pair is flat, supremely comfy and wearable. I’d recommend getting a variety of shoe styles in this versatile color, beginning with a trusty pair of flats.
10. Oxford Shoes from Daily Monday
Minimally decorated, this neutral pair is great for adding a cool preppy twist to casual outfits. Brogues are sturdier than ballerinas and they do have a better grip, which makes them my preferred footwear for longer walks around town.