This was a tough topic for me because I'm a bit of a shoe hoarder. I may have a problem. So narrowing the choices down to 5 basic shoes to build your best wardrobe was a bit of a challenge. I am happy with my choices and know that they will work hard with all the pieces in your closet.
This is something I have been looking for forever because although I own ballet flats I do not find them comfortable to walk in. They rub on the back of my heel, cause blisters, don't support my feet at all, and I can feel every pebble I step on. These new Tieks however look like they may just be my answer to all the problems associated with flat shoes. They have a rubber sole and since they are soft I imagine that they form around your foot without crowding it. I haven't bought my own yet, but they are on my wish list. I chose a copper colour as it is neutral but will look great against all skin tones.
Pumps are such a classic sexy staple that will go with everything you own. They come in every different heel height so they please every taste.
I have chosen 3 different neutral coloured pumps. I haven't chosen black pumps. That would seem like the normal "go to" item to have on my list but after owning my own pair of silver sparkly pumps they have now almost completely replaced my black pumps. The neutral silver goes with everything but they also "pop" which adds another layer of interest in your outfit.
The leopard pumps will spice up everything and the skin tones pumps will basically make your feet disappear and you will seem taller, thinner and appear to be floating on air when you wear them.
Everyone needs a good pair of booties. You can wear them with dresses, skirts, jeans and shorts. I chose brown booties because I wear more warm colours and I find them easier to wear in summer. If you find that you have cooler colours choose black booties.
This was important since I do believe that if you live in a warmer climate than I do you will probably need some good sandals. I have a pair of sexy silver strappy sandals that I can wear with everything during the summer months.
The bold coloured pumps are an excellent addition to any wardrobe as they add and unexpected pop of colour. Choose a colour you really like. You will be more likely to wear them and also it is likely that colour already exists in your current wardrobe.
I love brogues, oxfords or whatever you choose to call them. They are extra comfortable, look great with dresses, skirts and jeans and add a touch of whimsy and a retro vibe.