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Must-Have Shoe Styles

Shoes have the power to change the entire vibe of an outfit. Pair your favorite midi skirt with a pair of heels and you’re ready for brunch, opt for some sneakers and you have an everyday casual look! That is why having the right assortment of shoes is so important, they can elevate your outfits and make them suitable for different occasions. Today I’m going to be sharing some essential shoe styles that everyone should have in their closet.

1. White Sneakers


While they are very simple, that is what makes them a staple! White sneakers are versatile, comfortable, and always in style. My white Air Force 1s and platform Converse (pictured above) are definitely my most worn shoes. You can pair them with just about anything in your closet for an easy casual look.

2. Everyday Sandals


During the warmer months, a simple pair of slip-on sandals are a must. Nude or white sandals are perfect since they are so versatile! I got this pair from Plato’s Closet for a great deal! Always look for sandals that have a little bit of cushion in the bottom so that they last all summer long! You can wear them when you're heading to the beach or throw them on with sundress for a brunch date.

3. Ankle Boots

As we transition from summer to fall and the weather cools down, ankle boots are going to become a wardrobe staple! They are so cute and stylish, plus, the chunky heel makes them practical and comfortable! Opt for a pair of leather, or faux-leather, booties for a chic, and weather-proof shoe. White or black booties are the perfect addition to simple jeans and sweater outfit! You can also pair them with a floral maxi dress for a perfect fall transition outfit.

4. Patterned Sneakers/Shoes

Although simple shoe styles are always a wardrobe staple, patterned shoes are just as important! Having at least one pair of busy shoes is great for those days when you just want to wear jeans and a plain tank top. These colorful gingham sneakers add the perfect amount of pattern and pop to any simple outfit. Patterned sneakers are my favorite way to turn a plain outfit into something super fun and stylish!

5. Strappy Sandals


Strappy sandals have been so in-style recently and gained a lot of popularity through spring and summer. Luckily, this is an essential shoe that you can style all year! Unlike your everyday flat sandals, these can be paired with a more formal or casual look. Throw these sandals on with jeans and a blouse for an effortless but put-together look! You can also pair these with a maxi dress, or any formal dress, for a nice dinner or brunch. The chunky low heel also makes these shoes comfortable and easy to wear all day!

I hope you guys found some inspiration for the next time you go shoe shopping! Remember to check secondhand stores for shoes before you splurge on a new pair! You would be surprised how often you can find almost new shoes for a great deal!

Blog By: Ember Sierra | @essentiallyember