Imagine this: the fashion apocalypse is upon us and you can only own 5 pairs of shoes for the rest of your life. So, what do you pick? Would you go with the sturdy leather ankle bootie or the always classic knee-high boot? How about your favorite running sneakers or the street style kicks that go with everything? Luckily this nightmare is only fictional and we can go back to overstuffing our closets with shoes and shoes galore! But if you did have to choose, what would it be? I know, pretty tough choice, huh? That’s why we’re breaking down our top 5 shoe essentials that we just couldn’t live without. What are your must-haves?
Simple SandalsClaiming one of the five spots on our list is a simple sandal in a neutral color like black, brown, or grey. We picked an upscale slide in silver leather because not only can you transition this sandal from day to night, silver pairs with essentially every other color.
Stylish SneakersWe already know that a sneaker is a necessity. We chose an athleisure-inspired sneaker that can be worn with everything from workout clothes to jeans. If you’re the type of person who is on their feet all day and likes to be comfortable, this one’s for you!
Versatile LoafersWe had to put a loafer on our list because of the fashion trends around them lately. People are wearing them to the office with trousers, but also dressed down with a pair of raw hem jeans. A shoe that you can wear before and after work? Yes please!
Sturdy Leather BootsMy dad always said if I invest a lot in one article of clothing, it should be a solid pair of genuine leather boots. Boy was he right; I’ve had the same pair for 5 years and they’re still going strong. I love a classic black boot with a little bit of a heel for some extra height.
Classic Nude Pumps
There will be some event at some point in your life that you need a basic nude pump. And even if there is no occasion, sometimes it’s just nice to throw on a pair of heels to feel sexy. There’s a saying, “If all else fails, wear high heels”. To this we say: preach it!