Most women have shoes bursting out their shoedrobe – like handbags and clothing, we have a love for shoes because with every outfit our footwear needs to match. I personally believe that shoes can make or break an outfit and my shoedrobe ranges from the ridiculously crazy to conservative. I am never without a pair of shoes to complete my outfit because I have built up a strong staple collection that has lasted me. I can indulge occasionally on a crazy pair of heels as I'm not constantly replacing my staple ones because when it comes to buying shoes, like my clothing and hand bags, they must be exceptional quality.
Today I am sharing with you the nine staple shoes I believe every woman must own:
Classic black heel
A shoedrobe must for any woman. Ensure you choose a heel height that you are comfortable with and they must be dressy enough to wear to the office and on the weekend.
Nude or tan wedge
A great Spring/Summer staple! You can wear a wedge with anything and almost every outfit colour. Wedges are also so much more comfortable than regular heels!
A strappy pair of heels – that can take you from a wedding or christening, to the races or a birthday party – are a must for every woman's shoedrobe.
A must have staple shoe, ballet flats can be worn in the office and on the weekend.
Dressy thong or Strappy Sandal
An embellished or metallic pair of thongs or strappy sandals will get you through hot summer days and nights when rubber thongs won't work and heels are too agonising! You can wear them with anything, from shorts and a singlet to dresses.
Black Knee-high boots
A black pair of knee high boots will last you a few winters if you make the right decision. The style of the boot is entirely up to you, I personally love patent and you can dress it up for night, and down for day quite easily. Knee high boots always glam up a winter outfit!
A nude shoe is a serious must have. They work so well when you are wearing light or bold colours and prints as they blend into your skin tone and don't take the focus off your statement outfit – they also make your legs look elongated!
Come Winter and I cannot live without my gum boots. There is nothing worse than having wet shoes on a cold winter’s day. When I slip these on, I can walk down the street freely without having to ditch small puddles. They should last you forever if you buy a good pair. Mine are Burberry (check print) so they go with everything!
Fashion trainers are perfect for casual days when you’re looking for comfort but don’t want to look like you've just come back from the gym. Coloured trainers are fun but if you're going for these make sure you choose a colour that compliments your wardrobe. Mine are black patent leather Nike high tops – and they save me every time!
When shopping for your staple shoe collection make sure they are leather on the inside and outside and also have a good quality sole. And it's very important to take care of your shoes by replacing the heels, resoling them when needed, spraying a stain and water protectant on them twice a season, polishing leather when needed and keeping patents shiny.
Comment below and share if you have a staple shoe you can't live without.
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