It goes without saying that we aren’t all quite like Carrie Bradshaw. Not every girl has a wardrobe packed full of Louboutins and we don’t all spend every month’s pay packet on our dream set of Manolo Blahniks. However, no matter how laid back your attitude is to footwear, there are some basics no one can afford not to own. From professional, corporate attire to beach sandals, clubbing high heels to winter boots, these are the shoes we just can’t live without:
1. Ballet Flats
The classic ballet flat should never be underestimated. Comfortable, affordable and easy to match with a range of outfits, the ballet flat is a footwear essential. Try to find some flats of decent quality that don’t look like they’ll fall apart at the first sign of wet weather. Also, don’t always stick to plain old black. A pair of red ballet flats is a great option that adds a bit of colour to a black or navy outfit.
2. Winter Boots
Winter means puddles, snow and generally chilly weather. A must-have addition to every girl’s wardrobe is a pair of well-made leather boots. Brown leather knee-high boots can be perfectly paired with jeans and a coat for a subtly elegant look, whilst a funky pair of ankle boots is great combined with skinny jeans or leggings and a tunic.
3. Summer Sandals
Summer time means more open styled shoes. Unless you’re wearing a bikini and are physically on the beach, try not to be tempted by flip fops. They might seem like a comfortable option but they don’t stand up to much walking and, once scuffed, risk looking a little scruffy. Instead, opt for a well-fitted gladiator sandal.
4. High Heels
Everyone needs at least one pair of high heels to wear on a night out. These can be in a classic black or, better yet, can add a bit of colour with a Pair of silver shoes (click here). Always opt for a comfortable heel and never try to walk in a heel that feels too big for you, as chances are you won’t last the night.
5. Running Shoes