10 Pairs of Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Pairs of shoes every woman should own

Anyone with even the slightest shoe obsession knows that the right footwear can totally transform an outfit. I have a somewhat love-hate relationship with shoes (more on that later) — and because they’re really difficult to find in my size, I can’t always buy every bright High Street shoe I fancy. But somehow I always manage to have at least 10 pairs in my rotation.

Here’s my round-up of the shoe genres I’m loving right now — and the ones you should have in your current line-up.

10 Pairs of Shoes Every Woman Should Own:

1. Fashion trainers

Pairs of shoes women should own: Fashion trainers
These trainers aren’t just for the gym. Wear ’em with jeans, midi skirts, cut-off shorts… they pretty much go with everything.
Two I like: Lena Slip On Trainer, Whistles, £135; Mattitude High Top Trainers, Topshop, £80

2. Flat ankle boots

Pairs of shoes women should own: ankle boots
Whether they lace up, buckle or zip, a cool pair of comfy ankle boots are likely the most heavily worn shoe in your rotation — especially if you log tons of miles walking around the city.
Two I like: Everly Bootie, Jeffrey Campbell, £126.28; Wirasien, Aldo, £59.98

3. D’orsay flats
Pairs of shoes women should own: d'orsay flats
Just as pretty as heels, this fresh update to the ballet flat is perfect for dancing the night away.
Two I like: L.K. Bennett Hope Ballerinas, John Lewis, £155; Easy Does It Flat, Nordstrom, £37.86

4. Brogues

Pairs of shoes women should own: brogues
Transition these babies into spring/summer by choosing a pair with cut-out or eyelet details.
Two I like: Pull&Bear Metallic Cut Out Flat Shoes, Asos, £23.50; Neririen, Aldo, £34.98

5. Slip-on sandals
Pairs of shoes every woman should own: slipon-sandals
Call ’em pool sliders or Jesus sandals, but I couldn’t be happier that these easy-to-wear sandals are back in style.
Two I like: Malta Sandals, J.Crew, £78; Combined Flat Sandals, Zara, £29.99

6. Metallic heels
Pairs of shoes women should own: Metallic heels
Nothing dresses up an outfit like a luxe metallic shoe. Consider silver your go-with-everything colour for spring.
Two I like:  Gunning Metallic Courts, Carvela Kurt Geiger, £100; Metallic High Heel Strappy Sandal, Zara, £59

7. Chunky low-heeled sandals
Types of shoes women should own: low-heeled sandals
These mini heels are easy to walk in, and they’re perfect for tall girls like me. I’ll be wearing this pale-pink Asos pair with all my summer dresses.
Two I like: Harrow Heeled Shoes, Asos, £30; Heartbreaker 2Part Heel Sandals, Topshop, £28

8. Mules
Types of shoes women should own: Mules
This vintage shape has a modern twist this season. I love them with boyfriend jeans or narrow cropped trousers.
Two I like: Nappa-Leather Mules, Gianvito Rossi, £520; Gwaydien, Aldo, £65

9. Loafers

Types of shoes women should own: loafers
Clearly I’m loving flats this season, and the classic loafer is another must-have style.
Two I like:  Cleo Suede Loafers, J.Crew, £150; Soft Slipper, Zara, £22.99

10. Bright pointy-toe shoes
Types of shoes women should own: pointy-toed flats
When it comes to courts, I’m partial to the pointy toe right now — and I’ll always choose a bold shade (or a sweet pastel) over a neutral.
Two I like: Ocaria, Aldo, £60; Golden Mid Heel Court Shoes, Topshop, £58

How many do you have?

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