One can never have enough shoes. Just ask Imelda Marcos or Carrie Bradshaw. But sometimes our budgets aren’t up to the task of keeping up with fashionistas who seemingly have endless amounts of cash for shoes. That means making the most out of what you can afford in order to look good for every occasion. The following are four pairs of shoes you need in your closet and why they belong there. They won’t break your bank and they’ll work for just about every occasion.
Ballet flats, sandals, and loafers are just some of the styles of flats that belong in your closet. You need an everyday shoe that’s comfortable to wear and works with multiple outfits. They’re also great for those days that your feet are aching, or you’re not in the mood for something with a heel. Flats always look professional and conservative even if they’re in bright colors. They don’t draw a lot of attention but always complement your outfit.
Ankle boots are versatile and perfect for all weather, but you may find yourself pulling them out mostly when the weather looks cold or wet. You can wear them over a pair of jeans, put them on with long skirts, or under a pair of slacks. They provide excellent cover for the foot and create a pleasingly smooth appearance that’s great for the office.
If you don’t need to be conservative, but you do want the comfort and protection of a boot, consider getting a pair of work boots for kicking around in. They provide great support, and you can wear them all day with a minimum of foot fatigue.
This perennial favorite belongs in every closet. Sneakers are comfortable, casual, and practical for those days you don’t feel like dressing up but need a pair of shoes to go somewhere. Of course, they’re perfect for wearing to the gym as well. However, if you have a pair you keep in your gym bag, you need a pair to keep in your closet. No one’s going to look twice at you when you wear them to the store, to the mall, or even when you slip them on before you go home after a long day at work.
There’s nothing that compares to the elegance a pair of heels adds to every woman. It changes how the wearer walks, creating the visual appearance of a slender leg. They work with all outfits and even jeans. And if you can only afford one good pair of heels, make sure they’re in black, so you can wear them with just about everything. Get a heel height that’s comfortable for you to wear and you’ll always be ready for any occasion.
These four pairs of shoes are must-haves to take care of every situation you find yourself in. Just because they’re basics doesn’t mean their design has to be the same. Get shoes that fit your personality and style, so you can look good while expressing yourself.
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