It is a truth universally acknowledged that every woman is obsessed with shoes. According to a recent survey the average adult woman owns between 40 and 60 pairs of shoes and I am ashamed to admit that my number is even higher than that!
Shoes are for sure a guilty pleasure and a powerful tool for changing your look and always look amazing. They have the power to completely transform an outfit from boring to amazing in no time and make you look gorgeous for every occasion.
There are 5 types of shoes that every woman should own and that really make the difference in your everyday looks more than any other. All of these 5 must-have shoes are sure investments as you will be able to use and re-use them endless times over the years. So, tick on the list the shoes that you already have and go out and buy the ones that you don’t!
You can say that you should never judge a book from its cover, but you will always judge a woman from her shoes!
1. Court Shoes
Court shoes for the British, pumps for the Americans. However you want to call them, fact is that they remain a classic for every woman. Every major designer has done his own interpretation of this type of shoes, but the shape and the concept are always the same: they make your legs look incredibly long and add class to your look. Plus, they are very versatile and you can wear them with anything, from a cocktail dress to a pair of formal trousers.
They are the sort of shoes that will stay with you from teenage years to retirement, because they will never go out of fashion. Go for a pair of black court shoes like these ones (£45 at Asos) in order to make sure that they will truly be timeless.
2. Ankle Booties
A comfortable midi heel and a neutral or black colour will make the perfect booties to accompany you during the long autumn and winter days. I reveal to you a secret: if the top part of the booties is wider than your ankles, they will give an optical illusion that will make your legs look slimmer and longer! This pair above, which is priced at £60 at River Island, will be perfect in doing just that.
They are a no-brainer for literally any occasion as you can wear them with a long knitted sweater and a pair of leggings for the day or with a sequinned mini-dress for the evening.
3. Cool Brogues
If you like the androgynous look or want to try out something different, brogues are the solution for you. They can be smart and suitable for work, but they can also become cool and casual day shoes. The best thing about them is that they are incredibly comfortable and practical, and, if you get them with a great texture or in a cool bi-colour like this model (£45 at Asos), they can add a fun and different element to your look.
You can wear them with a cute dress and a light blazer on top for this spring or with a pair of shorts and a tank top for the summer.
Wedges are certainly the comfy alternative to stiletto heels. They are as effective in giving you extra height and elongating your legs as high heels but they have the extra perk of being easier to walk in.
I fell in love with this pair of nude wedges because I can see myself wearing them with literally anything, from dresses to trousers. It is priced at £40 at Debenhams which is a bit expensive for me, but because I wanted them so much I have done some research and managed to find some vouchers on the website My Voucher Codes that made them much more affordable!
5. Eye-catching Sandals
Girls just wanna have fun and this applies also to shoes! When it comes to your must-have shoes, it doesn’t have to be all about nude or black colours, but a woman should always own a fun pair of shoes that will make any boring outfit into a show-stopper. This pair of neon yellow sandals, priced at £30 at Debenhams, will an element of fun and a pop of colour to every look, even if it is just a jeans and t-shirt combo or a total-black outfit!