8 Shoe Styles You Should Own — From Comfy Flats to Statement Heels
We could never have too many shoes. Sometimes we think that truly may be the case. However, we don't have the budget (or closet space, for that matter) to jump on every single trend. To make your shopping experience more seamless, we narrowed it down to eight staple shoe styles that every woman should own at least one of.
Take a look and follow our trusted footwear plan, so that no matter the occasion, you'll always be set. We've found them all, from attention-grabbing statement heels to your favorite pair of sneakers. Keep scrolling to see our absolute must haves.
— Additional Reporting by Hannah Weil McKinley
Basic Ballet Flats
Ballet flats (or skimmer flats) are a no-fuss solution to feeling polished and pulled together while on the go. They're equal parts comfy and casual, meaning we can wear them with pretty pleated skirts, shift dresses, or even cutoffs.
Gym sneakers are meant for the gym, but a pair of cute kicks like these are a wardrobe basic worth investing in. They'll look a whole lot sweeter with jeans than your cross-trainers will.
Go-With-Everything Ankle Boots
It's no wonder that ankle boots are always a must. The comfy picks often come with walkable heels that will serve you well year-round.
The Classic Pump
This pair of polished pumps will never let you down. They'll offer a classically chic finish to every outfit, whether you're at the office or on an evening out.
Every girl needs a pair of seriously sexy heels in her arsenal. Whether you opt for vibrant color, a statement print, or ultrasexy detailing, this pair should be the one you throw on with everything from jeans to your evening dresses to feel instantly sexy.
Neutral-colored heels are a no-brainer for completing our evening looks or just pairing with jeans and dresses. They're seasonless, go with everything, and pull double duty by lengthening our stems.
Smart brogues or loafers have become a wardrobe mainstay. Think of these as an office-to-off-duty alternative to sneakers, with a preppy-cool twist.
When it comes to sandals, make sure you opt for a pair with details you'll be happy to slip into on a daily basis.
Birkenstock x Proenza Schouler Arizona PS NL Sandals
These cool Birkenstock x Proenza Schouler Arizona PS NL Sandals ($300) are at the top of our wish list.