When you think about your shoe wardrobe what’s inside?
Depending on where you live, your lifestyle, the climate, work dress codes, and of course personal preferences there are so many different considerations you need to make to have a shoe wardrobe that works for every aspect of your life.
This post gives you some things to think about with regards to curating your own ideal shoe wardrobe, but what if you only wear flats (or almost flat) shoes because you have some sort of foot issues, or it’s just your preference? How can you select shoes that will make every outfit stylish, be appropriate and have the comfort you crave?
Plus if you love the look of any of these shoes – just click on the image and you’ll discover where you can find them!
Shoes For Every Season
What different kinds of shoes do you need in your life? First let’s think about the seasons, you need shoes for winter, and shoes for summer.
Winter requires a range of shoes – knee high boots are perfect to wear with opaque tights and your skirts and dresses, or over a skinny jean or legging and keep your legs warmer. Ankle boots are fabulous to wear with your bootcut, wide-leg or flared trousers and jeans. A range of colours that blend with trousers or a pair that is the same as your hair will give you heaps of versatility!
Summer requires and open shoe, and a nude shoe (in your version of nude) is a perfect staple that will make your legs look longer and go with every outfit you own.
Also look for patterns, such as the snakeskin, or colours or even some sparkle to dress up your summer outfits.
Shoes for Different Occasions
Then you need to think about the different occasions in your life.
Your everyday shoes to wear with trousers and pants. Loafers are a great pant-shoe – look for texture or cutout details or even patterns to make them less masculine and more stylish. Loafers can be a great option to look and feel polished at work with your dress trousers.
And stylish flat shoes to wear with your skirts and dresses as well (and these do work with pants as well for ultimate versatility. A variety of colours and patterns will keep your everyday shoes from looking bland or boring and give each outfit an extra bit of pizazz. A low vamp shoe will make your legs look longer every day of the week!
Then there are those super comfortable shoes you need when you’re going to be doing a whole lot of walking – and a stylish sneaker can be the way to go. Look for pattern and colour, or details (like the pearl embossed sneakers below).
And last, but definitely not least, is shoes for more formal occasions. Where most people are traditionally wearing heels. Here you need some options that have the glitz and glam factor but still retain their comfort, and more tips here if you hate heels but are needing a more formal shoe.
Look for styles with sparkle and shine or sheen. Metallics work perfectly for more dressy occasions. Fine details rather than chunky soles or straps also give a more elegant edge to your flat evening shoes.
Do you have all the different lifestyle and activities in your life covered? How about the seasons? It’s worth doing an inventory of what you have, what you wear and find comfortable (get rid of the shoes that don’t meet your comfort and style criteria, so you can start building your ultimate flat shoe wardrobe, the one that works for your feet, style and life!
Lots of great information. I love my flats.
As I get older my feet get further away from me so tying laces becomes harder. For me there is a place for velcro straps or no straps at all.
I do like the idea of sparkly flats for big occasions.
I love those shoes and for me, they truly are elusive. I have an AAAA (Super slim) width foot and the only shoe you show that would fit me is the metallic Trotters Liz woven-leather shoe. (I have that style in five colours, including the metallic, because at least it fits me. ) It’s really slim pickings for women with hard-to-fit feet.