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7 Shoes For A Minimalist Wardrobe

We're introducing seven simple shoe styles to help minimize your closet clutter and maintain a versatile wardrobe that transcends occasion, climate, and style.

Tan Wedge

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Whether it's shirts or shoes, creating a unified, capsule wardrobe includes a variety of neutrals to ultimately develop a seasonless palette. These rich, tan wedges offer endless possibilities. With a reasonable height and easily adjusted ankle straps, the comfort of these wedges will make you swoon. A minimalist wardrobe doesn't have to lack high fashion, and your look will always be on-trend with these wedge heels. A few styling options for the wedges include a flouncy tunic, cigarette pants, and wide-leg trousers. ($138; freepeople.com)

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Gray Sneaker

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Black leggings or boyfriend jeans are all you need to make these New Balance gray sneakers your go-to shoe of choice. The neutral sneaker possesses wearability that pairs with everything from jeans and a tee to t-shirt dresses. Unlike other fashion sneakers, the style options are endless with this classic, gray shoe. Go for a light jog in the morning and finish off your day with a spontaneous, laid-back dinner date. Athleisure will be your style of choice with these comfortable and casual shoes. ($120; newbalance.com)

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Black Chelsea Boot

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An aggressively curated wardrobe begins with a must-have black, Chelsea boot. From denim to dresses, this will be the no-brainer shoe for every weather forecast. The clean, modern lines in this everyday boot add a hint of sophistication to each outfit. Confused how to style the bootie in warmer temps? Try pairing denim shorts with a graphic tee or even a flowy, printed dress. During fall and winter, wear the all-black boot with a sweater and legging combo or your favorite skinnies. ($180; nordstrom.com)

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Black Flat

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Your weekday hustle just got a little easier because a pair of black flats will never do you wrong. When your feet are torn up from your best heels, flats will offer much-needed comfort. Picking a traditional flat style is always a good idea. Skip the studs and sparkle and opt for a classic, black pair. After styling the simple shoes with a midi skirt or dark-wash jeans, you'll be wearing the dancer-inspired kicks to the office and post-work happy hour. No matter the occasion, these flats will carry you from sunrise to sunset. ($33; target.com)

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Black Heel

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Look like the ultimate girl boss in these sexy, black pumps. From airy dresses to figure-hugging skirts, these black heels will be a staple shoe in your minimal wardrobe. Your feet will thank you later for swapping your stilettos with a chunky, block heel. The basic heel is detailed with a dainty strap to add a hint of femininity. The timeless style will be your new best friend for any event you attend. ($51; asos.com)

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Nude Pump

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For a super-playful yet functional outfit, pair a bold-printed jumpsuit with this ever-neutral heel. Let's be honest—minimalist wardrobe or not, you need a pair of comfy, nude pumps in your life. Day-to-night outfits are effortless with a basic, neutral heel like this suede style. With that being said, bring on mimosa-fueled brunches, endless thrift shopping, and a dinner for two. The nude shoes are seasonless, easily complete dressier day ensembles, and help lengthen the legs. ($120; samedelman.com)

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Mustard Sandal

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After splurging on a pedi, you can step into summer with the utmost ease in these slip-on sandals. As warmer weather ensues, you won't be turning back to heels, laces, or buckles anytime soon because summer is all about casual comfort. This mustard hue is a refreshing step away from the neutral tans and blacks. Have no fear because mustard will pair with almost every color, meaning it isn't a one-and-done shoe for your capsule wardrobe. Wear the sandal time and time again with anything from florals to fringe. ($98; madewell.com)

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