That’s right, shoes part 1. There will be a part 2. I mean how could I not break essential shoes up into two lists? This part one includes the all important classic black shoe. I decided to break out essential shoes into black and nude, since those can usually get you through any outfit you can come up with.
Lately (in fact I think 90% of my January outfits have featured a black boot or heel) I’ve been reaching for my classic black pumps or booties. They complete so many outfits. An outfit can fall a part if you don’t have the right base. Shoes are always the last thing I want to invest in, but always the first things I reach for over and over again. Below I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite shoes or shoe styles that I consider to be essentials in my closet from fall to summer and all year round. If I’m going to invest, then I’m going to look for quality in material and construction (typically leather for material) so that I can not only get lots of wear out of my shoes but also keep them for a long time. For instance, my black heels that I wear a lot are such a classic shape and style that I can hopefully keep for many years.
It was also quite hard to limit myself to what styles I really consider an investment. I mean there are a lot of shoes out there so I looked to my past posts to see what I truly get the most wear out of. Granted you never see me in flats on here but I wear them a lot outside of the blog. Got to keep things real. 😉
7 shoes to consider when investing in your closet:
From the top:
What is the essential black shoe (or shoes) in your closet?