Give a girl the right shoe and she can conquer the world.
Don’t underestimate the power of a killer pair of shoes. They can bring a whole outfit together, add some flair and style to an otherwise understated look or bring an out-there outfit back down to earth. But which shoes can everyone rely on? The ones that belong in every wardrobe? Well, we’ve figured it out, so you don’t have to!
1. Ballet Pumps
First up, we have the evergreen ballet flat. These are an obvious choice. Ballet pumps offer ease of use and serious comfort. Ballet pumps can be paired with almost anything and will look good in any outfit provided there aren’t obvious color clashes. Go for animal print pumps if you’re looking to add a pop of pattern to your outfit, or a muted black pair that’ll go with anything.
2. Classic Sneakers
Another one you probably could’ve guessed. Classic sneakers. Whether these be a timeless canvas pair or some shelltoes for the summer, a good pair of women’s trainers is a must-have. They can be worn all year round, they rival the ballet pumps’ crown of comfortability and are the ideal companion for those lazy days. There’s so much variety with trainers but a pair of white canvas shoes are a good idea and will be getting more than a few outings in the summer. When the weather starts to turn, some darker leather trainers may be more advisable to avoid ruining the materials and getting them dirty.
3. Go-To High Heels
A pair of high heels that you can always rely on. These are so important. Be ready to go out at any time with a pair of killer heels that you know will go with anything. Black or nude pumps always tend to be a safe bet. You’ll be ready to go on any spontaneous night out with these in your wardrobe. There’s a good chance that you own more than one pair of heels that you consider your ‘go-to’.
4. Ankle Boots
There are few things in life greater than the mighty ankle boot. An absolute must-have for any woman. Ankle boots are often the cherry on top of a stunning outfit. Whether they have heels or are flat, they’re classy and look as good with jeans as they do with a maxi dress. A pair of black ankle boots, whether they be suede or leather, is a good idea as they’ll always be ready to go as part of any outfit
5. Kitten heels
They are classy and give you a feminine touch. Pretty comfortable as well.
They will definitely come through if you are going for the executive look. Dress in an official outfit and put on your pumps and watch yourself become a ‘boss lady’. Also for party nights, pop-colored pumps will earn you envious glances.
7. Wedged heels
Wedges are the best bet for short girls. They add to your height and are pretty comfortable to walk in compared to pumps. They can go with basically every outfit.
8: Knee High Boots
For instant class and style, a pair of knee high boots will do the trick instantly. Ideal for when the winter starts to draw in, not only do they provide warmth, but they look great. A pair of brown women’s boots is recommended in the autumn especially. They naturally suit the colors of autumn and give you plenty of scope to pair them how you want as brown will naturally pair with lots of clothing. A black pair is more suitable for the winter>
9: Flat Sandals
Flat sandals are a summer staple. Whether they be strappy sandals or even a pair of stylish sliders, a solid pair of flat sandals will be your friend come the summer months. They’re easy to wear and perfect for when you’re out and about. They won’t weigh you down and they tend to let your outfit do most of the talking. Use them as an accent to your look. When it comes to flat sandals, you may want to pay more attention to the detailing. Flat sandals tend to be fairly basic so it’s the details that can bring them to life.
If you want to wear mini dresses, miniskirts or mini shorts, gladiators are what you need to top-up the look with. They give you a sassy and sexy look. They also give the impression of covered legs.
There you have it, the 10 essential shoes that every woman should own. We selected these based on a few things, but the main characteristic that they all share is their versatility. All of these shoes tend to go with pretty much any outfit. They also come in different varieties, so you achieve a lot of looks with the shoes below. Just because we said 10 essential types of shoe, doesn’t mean that you can’t get multiple pairs of them!