If my fashion choices were limited to one item, I would always, without the smallest doubt, choose shoes. While you can wear a shirt in a million different ways, jeans over and over, shoes define your outfit. I think of it as, "Shoes name my outfit."
With these yellow shorts, I could wear flip flops and make it an all-summer look. Boat shoes would make it nautical. Ballet flats to elevate it. Heels to make it sexy. Or the booties I chose to create a monochromatic yellow look. (Going monochromatic can be tricky though. Had I chosen a yellow top to go along, I would have killed it and essentially looked like a chicken.) I’ve had these booties for a few years, and quite frankly, I have only worn them a handful of times. However, when I wear them, I get urban/Boho vibe that adds a little relaxation and personalization to an otherwise classic outfit. The block heel makes them easy to walk in, so they're ideal for wearing for a stroll and dinner on a Friday evening.
These are my top five shoe styles. If I only owned five pairs of shoes, these would be it. Give or take a pair of sandals. However, these would be my going-out shoes because I can use them for every occasion. Sneakers for urban nights on the town with a little edge from a leather jacket. Converse with boyfriend jeans and a V-neck. Heels for a dress or skinnies. And booties for the rest.
What are your must-have shoe styles? Love to hear your thoughts below!
Find more fashion inspiration from Nicholl at The Chiffon Diary.