If you’re anything like me, you’ve got bins full of shoes and only wear about three pairs religiously. That leaves a lot of wasted money and neglected footwear. Get ready to change all that, because it turns out that there’s a way around it. All you have to do is invest in five different styles and you’ll have all the sartorial bases covered.
Finding the perfect shoe is not an easy feat. Between trying to find the right fit and making sure you have enough room for all of them in your closet, things can get tricky. Factor in trying not to be completely basic, and you’ve got a sartorial challenge. Well, not anymore. It turns out that there are five types of shoes that can easily round out any collection and score you some major style points.
Of course, I’m not saying that you have to limit yourself to just five shoes. I would never suggest such a thing. All I’m saying is that with these five staple styles, your shoe collection will finally be completed. You’ll have something for every single occasion and not ever have to freak out over not having the right style. Here are the five styles that will easily take you from summer to fall.
1. A Little Shine
Milly By Latigo, $60, footwearunlimited.com
Whether you’re talking about makeup, clothes, or accessories, metallic is in. The easiest way to sneak a little shine into your wardrobe is with a shoe. Plus you can easily dress it up or down depending on occasion.
2. Something Strappy
Willow Luggage, $225, bernardo1946.com
Then comes the pair that’s a little daring. Step out of your comfort zone and go for a style that you’ve been dying to try. This isn’t exactly an everyday style, but it’ll be there when the right occasion calls (i.e. that perfect summer concert you just got tickets for).
3. Funky & Flat
Faye Turquoise Italian Leather Sandal, $90, summitwhitemountain.com
This style is mainly the day-to-day selection. I’m not saying you have to go platform or bright aqua, but it does make things a bit more fun. I’m a firm believer that you should always have at least one standout flat pair of shoes in your collection, so in my opinion it’s the more the merrier.
4. A Great Pair Of Heels
Nina Verge, $100, verge.com
A great pair of heels is a must. Whether they’re fun, funky, or just something classic, just stay true to yourself and you can’t go wrong. Wedges are the perfect way to transition from summer to fall, since they’re a bit heavier, but you can’t beat a good chunky heel either. Go with your style gut!
5. Laced Up
Lace Up Sneaker, tjmaxx.com
It’s bound to get chilly eventually especially at night, so you’ll want to stock up on something closed-toe with laces. The basic-ness can be easily amped up with a pair of white sneakers, but why stop there? Just because they have laces doesn’t mean they have to be boring!
Stock up on as many pairs as your little fashionista heart desires, but make sure you’re hitting all the basic styles. Don’t see it as unneeded shopping. See it as an investment into your ever-growing collection. Happy shopping!
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