10 Must-Have Shoes in Your Closet

Shoes are the perfect accessory to any outfit. They can take you from casual to formal, and they’re a great way to express yourself without saying a word. Shoes are also super important when it comes to your health—they keep your feet safe and comfortable!

Read on to find out what made our list of 10 must-have shoes in your closet (and why).

#1 – White Sneakers

White sneakers have become a wardrobe staple for many women over the last few years. Whether it’s all white or just a hint of white, these shoes will be your go-to pair for everything from running errands to going out on the town.

If you’re worried you will get them dirty and ruin the effect, you can try a different colour, such as black. Black sneakers can be dressed up or down, worn with jeans or dresses, and they look great with any colour outfit.

You can also use them when getting your daily 30 minutes of exercise; just make sure to get a pair that fits properly and offers support.

#2 – Gumboots

Gumboots are a classic Australian shoe — they’re perfect for everything from trudging through puddles to going for a walk in the rain. The rubber sole makes them waterproof and the thick rubber makes them warm and comfy on your feet.

#3 – Loafers

Loafers are another great option when it comes to dressing up an outfit while still maintaining an air of casualness about yourself. They’re dressier than sneakers but not quite as formal as oxford shoes, which makes them perfect for everything from work meetings to weddings and everything in between.

#4 – Flats

Flat shoes are a versatile choice for both casual and dressy outfits. They come in many different styles, from oxfords to ballet flats to flip-flops. Flat shoes are a great option for those who want to make their outfits more comfortable but still want to look stylish.

Our main pick is a pair of ballet flats in a single colour, or with simple adornment. This will complete any outfit, and is super comfortable!

#5 – Black Ankle Boots

Just like a little black dress is an essential piece in your wardrobe, every closet needs a pair of black ankle boots.

Black ankle boots can be worn with jeans or dresses, and you can dress them up or down. A pair of chic leather ankle boots will look great with a casual outfit, while something more embellished might work better with a more formal one.

#6 – Slides

Warmer months are right around the corner and that means you’ll need some cute slides on hand to go with all of those sundresses and shorts. For the most versatility, get yourself a pair of slip-on sandals in a neutral colour like tan or grey.

#7 – Nude Pumps

Nude pumps are basically the same as black pumps, except they’re less formal than their darker counterparts and can be worn more often throughout the year without getting too hot or sweaty (or dirty!).

#8 – Knee-High Boots

Knee-high boots are having a moment right now — especially if they’re riding boots or knee-high suede boots with stacked heels. They’re comfortable and easy to wear but still make a statement as they elongate legs and showcase great calves. Wear them with everything from dresses to denim skirts when the weather cools down this fall and winter season.

#9 – Strappy Sandals

Strappy sandals are one of those shoes that are perfect for summer. A great strappy sandal will go with just about anything and can be worn with dresses and shorts alike. Show some leg with strappy sandals!

#10 – Black Heels

Heels are always a good idea when it comes to shoes…especially if you want to look taller! Heels are great for going out, but they are also practical for everyday wear as well. Try wearing heels with jeans or dresses and see how much more confident you feel!

Shoes are one of the most important pieces in a woman’s wardrobe. They can make or break your look, so it’s important to have a variety of different styles and colours to choose from.

The above are just a few suggestions to help you build your shoe collection. The important thing is to be comfortable, have fun with your outfits, and express yourself through your footwear.

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