Have you been playing along with the SY spring wardrobe essentials mini-series? If not, you can quickly catch up to speed.
In both of those posts shoes have been featured but, to me, shoes need a whole post of their own.
Because the right pair of shoes can make or break an outfit.
Because shoes always fit.
Because you don’t have to strip off in a change room to buy shoes.
Because shoes can help you easily switch your outfit from day to night.
When it comes to updating your shoe-robe, it’s important to take a good hard look at what’s already in there to start with. Just like we do with our clothes.
I’ve been guilty on more than one occasion of coming home with a new shoe purchase and finding a very similar pair already firmly installed in my cupboard. Going through this process before you shop is always a good idea. It’s also a good idea to mentally note any new outfits you may have already purchased or have in mind to purchase in your spring shoe budget considerations.
At the very foundation of your spring shoe-robe should be a black and a nude shoe in a height and style your lifestyle most needs.
Many of us have many lifestyle needs *cough* and need many shoes to fulfil those *cough* needs.
Far be it from me to judge.
Once you have the basics covered, you have my permission to give your shoe-robe an injection of colour.
With regards to styling, if you a going down the quality vs quantity shopping justification, look to shoe designs that err on the timeless style of styling but still offer a twist on detailing or colour.
I’ve broken down this collection of spring shoes into style categories so you can get inspiration that matches the types of shoes you’re most likely to need this season. You won’t necessarily need a pair in each category – in fact you may just shop from one category.
Whether it’s across one category or all of them, what you’re aiming for is both variety in your shoe purchases and shoes that work with existing and planned outfits.
Buy more in a category which is likely to yield more of the shoes you wear every day; less in the category that represents shoes you may only wear once or twice a season.
When it comes to comfort and shoes, I think this is an individual thing. Shoes I might find comfortable, may cause your feet to never speak to you again.
Tell me, have you made any shoe purchases this season? Which category did you purchase from? What’s on your radar for the season ahead?