May I be so bold to say that I have made a list of 8 shoes every women should own?! Unless of course you live on a farm and spend your days amongst lovely flowers and plants (one can dream), web then this list will not speak to you. Notice that I did not add flip flops or hiking boots on here, cost those are more extracurricular. Read between the lines of that last sentence *Flip Flops do not count as a shoe, they belong on the beach/spa/after gym*.
The ever so versatile Black Pump
*Shopping tip- soft leather is the best, it will age nicely and never be ‘out’. Patent is more for fall/winter and business women. Look for something that has a bit of detail like these, see how the inside dip is lower. Unless you are one of those freakish women who can rock high heels day in and day out (I mean that in the kindest way) DO NOT buy super high heels. Go with a kitten it 2″ heel. It’s not cute when you can barley walk. Spend a little bit more on shoes in general, your feet and spine will thank you. Pointy will lengthen your legs, round toe will do the opposite. I’m not a huge fan of the round toe pump, but that’s just me.
Ankle Stap Sandel
Look at how friggen stylish these are! An ankle strap sandal can (like accessories) really elevate your outfit. Wear them with jeans, a dress, skirts, silk pants, regular pants, you name it!
*Shopping tip- I would go with a neutral on these so that they can go with literally everything. These are super cute and won’t break the bank.
A personal favorite staple of mine, the Bootie. I wear them all year round, except when it’s over 92 degrees outside. They work so well for me with skinny jeans and dresses/skirts that are knee length or shorter or a maxi dress/skirt; when it comes to the in between length you would need the bootie to have a bit of a heel for the right proportion. It’s this whole look so cute, I love it!
*Shopping tips – You can have fun with these and get a nice pop color like red. I have them in black and grey, one flat and one with a heel (guess which pair never gets used, you guessed it! The heels, ouch). A spunky pair like these would be great for funkafying any look.
Be it ballet or the new strapy lace up closed toe flats (on my current *Covet* list), a good flat can be your best buddy for many a looks. I personally don’t care for the ballet flats that have emblems or bows on them, simple (sometimes) is better. Another trend that came around a couple of years ago and is still current, the studded flat. I love a little edge with a touch of feminine. It’s also funny when you leave them by the door and your friend steps on them in the middle of the night. Rahaha.
*Shopping tip – If you are starting over on your wardrobe it’s always best to stick with neutral colors. This way you have the highest versatility rate. Also buy yourself a couple shoe bags for those days you want to carry flats in your bag for the old switch-a-roo.
Printed or Funky or Bold Shoe
This can really be any type of shoe. Oxfords, booties, flats, pumps. The purpose of this shoe is to spice up your look. Monochromatic outfits with a pop shoe is fun and a good way to draw attention away from your mid section. Wear a pop/printed/bold shoe and a large necklace to draw the eye up and down in a straight line. You can use a printed shoe as a way to mix prints in your look.
*Shopping tip – have fun with it!
Yes! Thank you all mighty universe for opening thy eyes to comfortable fashion! It’s real and it’s stylish. I mean, just take a look at all of these outfits. I would wear all of them. If you want to try this look but want to start slow, grab some converse sneakers.
*Shopping tip – If you are up for it, go with something outrageous like these. Also, don’t just grab any ol sneaker and sweet baby jesus do not buy Sketchers. Ugh.
Now, I’m a cowgirl boot wearing women. I like vintage with a stack heel. The more sleek and safe options are awesome too. I love the look of a mid length dress and tall boots or the mini and tall boots or the skinny jeans and tall boot. This butterscotch color makes my insides feel like glitter; I love them.
*Shopping tip – Don’t buy the over the knee boots if you are petite. You can go with a stack heel or flat, the wedge boots tend to look too clunky on most people.
The nude pump is generally one of the first pieces that I pick up for my clients, especially if she works in a professional setting. In the Spring and Summer they are a go to. I love, love, love nude shoes with navy, but They-Go-With-Everything! Sling backs are nice and sleek and a god alternative if you already have pumps in black.
*Shopping tip – Don’t buy them loose, the back can sometimes stretch out a bit.