Shoes are style essentials; it can make or break an outfit.
For starters, here are the 5 shoe styles that everyone should have in their collection.
1. Black Pumps
Quite obvious really. Invest on a good pair of black pumps that can easily go from day to night, work to play.
Slip-ons, thongs, sandals, what have you. Always have a comfortable pair of flats in your collection. I find flats with jewel details very useful. They're dressy, but not too dressy.
These BCBG Max Azria Gladiator-esque bejewelled sandals is a must-have - the perfect shade, and the non-OTT design ensures longevity.
For those special occasions. Find a pair of good shoes that can be worn with pants, skirts or dresses. Glamourous white and black are almost fool-proof, but if you do come across flattering ones in other hues, get it. As for the material, satin seems to do the job fine.
4. Driving shoes
Loafers or moccassins will do fine. The comfortable driving shoes can be worn anywhere else as well. Pick one in a neutral shade for versatility.
5. Ballet pumps
Simply because I love them too much :).
Like I've said before, every girl should own at least one pair of ballet flats.
I love them because they give a twist to every outfit. You can pair it with cutesy, you can pair it with rugged, you can even pair it with dressy. A twist to every outfit.
The key here is versatility. Basic shoe necessities should have lasting power, which is why to be safe ensure you invest in pieces that are in black, white or neutral shades. It may seem boring, but be assured that style-wise, you won't go wrong.
Once you get the basics, you can go crazy with your subsequent shoe purchases, heh.
Images courtesy of: Nordstrom.com