‘’A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries the woman.’’ Christian Louboutin

Shoes are one of those accessories that women tend to have a weakness for – I could think of worse addictions! I definitely love my shoes & boots but thankfully the passion is under control. 

Shoes, like any other wardrobe accessory need to suit you, your lifestyle and your clothing – the main keys to owning a ‘sensible’ shoe wardrobe. You’ll most likely wear them over and over if this is the case – as there’s not much point owning dozens of shoes if you don’t even wear them.

My four top tips to establishing an efficient shoe wardrobe…

Firstly, any new shoes you’re considering must feel really comfortable and fit perfectly when you put them on.

Secondly, invest in both flats and heels to suit all of your pants, dresses and skirts. 

Thirdly, have a good variety of shoes/boots for both the winter and summer months.

And fourthly, you’ll need both casual and dressy shoes to cater for all occasions.

The list is long when it comes to shoe designs and styles.

We have the stack, wedge and kitten heels, pumps or courts shoes, stilettos, chunky, oxfords, ballet flats, sneakers and trainers just to name a few…

As we know not all shoe styles match with anything and everything from our wardrobes. Let’s look at three different types and what we can wear with them.

The stacked heel stacked heel, also known as built heels and stack heels gives the illusion of thin layers of wood or other materials that have been stacked up to create the heel. Stacked heels are most recognizable in women’s heels, but can also appear in boots, wedges and men’s shoes. Stack heels have the feminine lines and sophistication of stilettos, but more comfortable and a lot easier to walk in, making them the ‘sensible shoe’ and appropriate for everyday wear. 

The stacked heel is best worn with trousers, suits, office and business attire.

The wedge heel – a wedge heel as the name suggests, the heel in a wedge is continuous from the back to the front rather than resting below the heel of the foot. The wedge offers continuous heel support throughout the feet resulting in a more comfortable use while the heel height retains the enhanced height. 

Also a very sensible but casual shoe choice that suits wide leg trousers and volumouness dresses and skirts.

The kitten heel – a kitten heel is a short stiletto heel, usually from 3.5 centimeters (1.5 inches) to 4.75 centimeters (1.75 inches) high, with a slight curve setting the heel in from the back edge of the shoe. Kitten heels became popular once more in the 1950s. The name came about because the style was considered a training heel for young girls and teens not ready for women’s high heel stilettos. 

This cute style of shoe is most appropriate for suits, sheath dresses, straight and A-line skirts, cropped pants and slim legged trousers.


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