EDITOR'S OBSESSION YOUR EVERYDAY MUST-HAVE SHOES
& HACKS FOR AN EVERYDAY CAPSULE CLOSET
Have you ever felt like you own too many shoes, yet have nothing to wear?
Imagine that morning madness of ransacking your shoe rack for the right pair to match with your outfit. Save yourself from that panic mode and add some staple comfortable shoes to your wardrobe you can wear time and again without compromising on style.
Here are the staple shoes that every fashionable woman should own in her closet to save the troubles of wasting time in the morning.
1. Create an everyday capsule closet
Featured style: A3660-9 Studded Strap Flats
Tip #1: Narrow down a list of 10 ultimate essential shoes that will make your get-ready morning a breeze. From comfortable loafers to high powered heels, these are your 101 basics to cover you from the boardroom to beach mode with endless mix-and-match outfit options.
While silhouettes and colour trends may vary season to season, staple colours of nude and black are timeless. Form these as part of your capsule closet, opt for skin-toned pointy-toed shoes to create a leg-lengthening illusion. You can look tall even in nude flat shoes. For an edgy vibe, a clutch bag and flats with stud decors make this perfect for pairing from dresses to jeans.
Power Dressing Tip: Tone down by going for a simpler look with basic top and bottoms.
2. Group by categories of footwear
Featured style: 663-181 Apricot Slip-On Leather Loafers
Tip #2: To ensure your everyday capsule closet covers all ground, know the type of footwear that best correspond to your lifestyle and how you dress. These can be easily grouped into ‘Professional’, ‘Casual’, ‘Leisure’, and ‘Dressy’
To look formal without trading off comfort, your best bet would be a pair of timeless classic leather loafers that’s winning over the hearts of many fashionistas. Flexible and lightweight, revel in all-day comfort as you go from lunch meetings to post-work events.
Power Dressing Tip: For a boardroom-commanding look, style it with trousers to pull off the Girl Boss look or dress down by going casual with jeans.
3. Build a shoe capsule framework
Featured styles: 1825-1 Classic High Cut Ballet Heels, 6699A Medium Leather Satchel Bag
Tip #3: Determine which pairs to include with the aim to pare down and simplify. Your goal is to fit 10 pairs. If you spend most of your work days in a professional outfit, you would want to have at least 5 pairs in ‘Professional’ to form the capsule. The remaining could be adjusted as you find appropriate – 3 Casual, 1 Leisure, 1 Dressy as an example.
A crossover that’s versatile for work or play could widen your category. Your everyday heels get a new update with an eye-catching classic high cut detail cantilevered over a flat heel for a subtle height lift.
Power Dressing Tip: Complete your Office Lady look with classy lady bags like a roomy leather satchel, perfect for storing documents. With neutral pieces like this, experiment with your look and go bold with prints. Make a fashion statement in one of fall’s hottest trend – plaid pants. For a more feminine look, pull out your little black dresses or maxi dresses for a stunning combination.