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The Top 10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Maria Velasquez
Blog / Fashion
27
08.2018

Have you ever heard the saying that the average woman falls in love seven times a year? Well, six of those times are with shoes.

As tempting as it can be to purchase every pair of shoe or heel that sparkles and shines or knee-high leather boots, you have to admit that most of your love at first sight shoes get worn once or twice before they go out of style. Instead of struggling at the mall and purchasing shoes that you can wear only a few times before they’ve disappeared from the face of Earth, here are the top ten staple shoes that every woman should own in her wardrobe.

These staple shoes are investments that will never go out of style and will always save you from your “I have nothing to wear with this outfit” moments.

BALLET FLATS 

“A true wardrobe staple, the ballet pump first showed up on the fashion radar back in 1957, when Audrey Hepburn wore them with cigarette pants in film Funny Face.” – Marie Claire  

Yes, yes and yes. Always say yes to a comfortable and high-quality pair of ballet flats, and perhaps ones that you can easily fit into your handbag on a night out. These flats will not only save your feet from bleeding out while wearing heels for 6-hours as your partying downtown, but they are both ladylike and casual, meaning you can pair them with any outfit, whether you’re going to work or running errands.

Ballet flats can be purchased in many styles including ones with cushion rubber heels that provide you all-day comfort. You can buy these flats in a variety of designs and colours including leopard flats, the classic black flats with a ribbon, velvet and small-heeled ballerina flats.

Slip-On Casual Sneakers 

Everyone has their go-to sneakers that can be worn with basically any outfit in your wardrobe. Whether those sneakers are the Adidas Stan Smith Shoes or a pair of Converse, it is so important to have a pair of these shoes in your closet. These simple sneakers can literally be worn with everything, from jeans to dresses, and they are beyond comfortable to wear all day long.

Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are must-have staple shoes for Fall. These boots are extremely easy to style and can be bought in open-toed shoes, (for warmer days) and closed-toe ankle boots for when the temperature drops. You can never go wrong with a classic black pair of ankle boots with a thick heel.

Feminine Scandals 

Off to the beach or park? Having a quick lunch by the pier? Every woman should own feminine scandals such as slingback scandals because A) they’re much cooler than wearing flats and B) they come in chic designs and are easy to slip on and style.

The Summer Wedge 

The summer wedge is a Spring and Summer staple. It’s basically like wearing a heel but much comfier and you can actually run in these shoes… if needed. Whether you’re styling these shoes with flare denim or a floral summer dress, the wedge is a must-have!

Knee-High Boots & Riding Boots

The classic riding boot will keep your feet warm in the rain, snow and everyday Fall weather, that is with the right pair.

The knee-high boot trend is a Fall favourite. We love suede knee-high boots styled with an oversized sweater dress.

Classic Pumps

The classic pump is your everyday heel that you can wear to work and to a night out with the girls. But be sure to get your hands on a comfortable pair of pumps, or remember to pack your ballerina flats with you!

Statement High Heels

Statement high heels speak for themselves. These heels are all about standing out and allow you to be the center of attention as soon as you walk into the room.

Oxfords/Loafers 

Many Instagram bloggers claim that their loafers are their absolute favourite pair of shoes in their closet because they can be styled nine to five and worn with a cute dress for an evening dinner. These shoes can make your entire outfit look sophisticated and professional and also girly and chic, depending on what you’re wearing.

Nude Heels

Nude heels are an essential pair of footwear for your wardrobe. These beauties will save you from every tough decision on what to wear with your outfit because they can be paired with absolutely everything! Nude heels are seasonless and can be worn day to night.


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