Given how important shoes are to a wardrobe, I give what I add to my collection great consideration. I often splurge on a dressy and a casual pair of shoes, in a neutral and black, at the start of a season as I find those will be the key footwear options I’ll need to take me through autumn/winter or spring/summer. As I tend to take an investment dressing approach to shoes and buy strategically, as opposed to buying a number of different pairs on a whim throughout the year I will spend a fair bit of time on deciding which shoes to buy. I need to ensure that when I do make a purchase, it’s something that’s going to be on high rotation.
Like most women, I tend to go through periods where I’ll be all about certain shoes and I’ll gravitate towards a handful of different pairs and wear them non-stop. At the moment, there are a few in that category, a combination of heels and flats that have taken me through the last few months and have been worked back with more outfits than I can remember. They have definitely earned their MVP status, and here they are…
Bottega Veneta Almond Pumps
These shoes are a comfy pump that really can go from day to night with ease. I’ve worn these with a suit, to a dress and a skirt and jeans and it worked seamlessly with all of them. I am also really beginning to appreciate how versatile a white shoe can be because it’s the kind of hue that goes with just about anything.
Bottega Veneta Stretch Sandals
These sandals are a new addition to my wardrobe and I’m so glad I took the plunge and bought them as I am wearing them from one event to another and they’re really proving themselves when it comes to cost per wear. I also like the fact that they have an interesting silhouette from your average stiletto so they can really enhance an outfit.
Eternally classic, a pair of Chanel two-tone flats is a forever kind of purchase because you’ll wear them again and again. I think the great thing about these shoes is that they’re comfortable, but also their simplicity means they can be worn in so many different ways. Plus the Chanel colour combinations are always really chic, and I think you can’t go wrong with black and white.
Ducie London Sonia sandals
I think people have a love/hate relationship with this shoe style but I fall into the former camp. I just can’t get enough of them and have been wearing them non-stop. They’re really comfortable which makes them perfect for running around in, and I’ve found that they work with so many different looks in my closet. I wear them multiple times a week so it just goes to show how versatile they are, and also how much I enjoy them.
Gucci Marmont leather thong sandals
These have been such a great summer shoe buy. I think what attracted me to them was the simplicity of the style so it meant I could work them with a dress to linen pants, to shorts and a skirt. While these shoes come in other colours, I’m glad I went with the white as it has enabled me to wear them with so many other clothing options as they’re chameleonic in how easily the can play with everything in my closet.