Are you a shoe lover looking for shoes that are both functional and stylish?
Here are 8 timeless essential shoes for women that are sure to be your go-to shoe staples for any possible outfit!
Shoes are by far an important accessory. Having options to choose from is essential in any capsule wardrobe.
Any of the shoes on this list will offer versatility and style. All are practical yet on-trend that you will get tons of use out of year after year!
This blog post will list shoes you should have in your closet at any given time of the year. Every shoe you could possibly want or need to style with all the basics in your closet.
The best part is that all the shoes listed here are affordable, budget-friendly options that will be sure to take any outfit to the next level!
We are talking wardrobe basic shoes worth having in your wardrobe. Your opinion may vary slightly but I am sure that you will agree that the shoes on this list will be quite functional in your own wardrobe.
These are all shoes I have had on rotation in my capsule wardrobe for years! Shoes that I have continued to use significantly, receive compliments on year after year, and will have you ready to shop and style!
From cute sandals to stylish boots to the best sneakers, this post will cover all the shoes for women that are timeless for everyday use to special occasion wear.
Best Shoes For Women:
Shoes For Women #1: Neutral Pointed Toe Heel
The ultimate true timeless classic heel is a pointed toe heel. These are not only stylish heels but are extremely versatile and functional. A shoe that is easily styled year after year.
Aside from the fact that they are great for work, they will mix and match with endless outfits in your wardrobe. Pointed-toe heels are also great styled with your Sunday best attire and even for special occasions like weddings and showers.
Regardless of how you choose to style them, they are a true must-have essential in every woman’s capsule wardrobe shoe collection.
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Shoes For Women #2: Mules
The mule is a highly popular shoe at the moment. Everywhere you look on social media they are trending.
I’m talking all the cute mules that are now trending for Spring & Summer. And you can always count on tons of cute mules style shoes for Fall & Winter as well.
These days mules are often referred to as slides. It’s basically any type of shoe without a back that you can easily slide on and off.
Styles include loafer mules, flat mules, heeled mules, sandal mules, and sneaker mules. And if this is a type of shoe that appeals to you then it would be a great idea to invest in a pair or two.
A mule will most definitely go the distance in your wardrobe in both style and comfort.
The latest popular Gucci dupe loafer trend is an ideal staple to try if you don’t already have this style of shoe in your wardrobe. It’s comfortable, on-trend, and stylish!
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Shoes For Women #3: Loafers
A traditional loafer shoe is a practical option that can elevate a very simple casual outfit. It is the perfect option when it comes to comfort and when you don’t feel like wearing a heel.
Loafers are also well known as flats. Flats come in many different styles from ballerina style to classic flat style, and most recently on trend is the loafer style.
Today’s loafer comes in a variety of options including the croc print that is shown in the picture above and platform style. It is a modern-day spin-off of the classic penny loafer.
Regardless of which style of loafer you prefer, styling them with simple basics like trousers or jeans will most definitely elevate the outfit!
Shoes For Women #4: White Sneakers
A white sneaker has been trending for many years and because of its neutral color and simplicity, it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
This can be a simple white sneaker, a chunky or athletic sneaker, or even a slip-on sneaker. The idea is that the neutral white color will have you styling them with many outfits in any season of the year.
The versatility they offer is endless. They add a casual and cute look to any outfit including a maxi dress, short flowy dress, trousers, jeans, and shorts.
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Shoes For Women #5: Booties
Booties are great shoes for transitioning from one season to another. They are ideal for those cold Spring days or transitioning into cooler Fall temps and well into Winter.
I make sure to have a few booties every year to choose from. And I have to say it has offered a quick stylish and comfortable solution to almost any outfit on any given day for any occasion.
Every year we see a new slightly different spin-off of the prior year’s style. However, the versatility that a bootie offers is what makes them timeless great options that style seamlessly most of the year.
All this obviously makes booties a must-have staple shoe to add to your capsule.
Style them with all the basics in your closet like trousers, jeans, skirts, dresses, and shorts.
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Shoes For Women #6: Knee High Boots
A pair of black knee-high boots are timeless classics! I had a pair from Steve Madden that I wore year after year until the sole finally gave out.
Yep, they were that good! And I was so sad to say goodbye to them!
And to this day I haven’t found a pair like them. The moral of the story is to find a classic pair of black knee-high boots that will live in your closet for years!
A knee-high boot is where you should not be afraid to pay up a bit if need be. You can find a great pair of leather boots for around $150-$200.
An important tip when shopping is to look for price deals on boots when they are going out of season like after Christmas or even in the Summertime months.
I’ve gotten deals on pairs that were originally priced at $200 and were on sale for $50! That’s a steal!
Aside from black, any other neutral color is also great to have on hand. Any shade of brown and even now more on-trend colors include lighter shades of cream and white.
So aside from the fact that they will help keep those legs warm in colder temps, they will also become a go-to staple in your closet year after year!
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Shoes For Women #7: Nude Sandal Heels
One of my all-time favorites and by far probably the most popular trending option these days is the nude sandal heels. And this style of shoe is easily styled any time of the year!
Need a shoe for a Summertime wedding, no problem! Need a shoe for a date night outfit in the Fall? No problem!
Their versatility is endless!
The nude sandal heel shoe is also a very flattering shoe. They accentuate our legs in ways that not many other shoes can.
Great for a casual, night out, or even with more formal attire. You cannot go wrong with a nude sandal heel and will love having this sandal as a go-to option in your shoe collection.
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Shoes For Women #8: Wedges
Espadrille wedges are great for days when you still want height and to dress up an outfit but are also looking for comfort. I love my espadrilles and always make sure to have at least a couple on hand every year!
Espadrilles scream Spring & Summer trends year after year. And I for one am sure glad that they are!
I can’t even tell you how many cute outfits I’ve been able to put together quickly for work with my espadrille wedges.
Not only are they cute and stylish but I’d say they are very practical for day-to-day wear which makes them capsule wardrobe worthy.
A simple nude or basic color like black or brown will suit you well on any given day with just about any outfit. I style mine with literally everything from jeans, pants, maxi dresses, and shorts.
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To Wrap Things Up:
Each of the shoes for women on this list will mix and match seamlessly with just about every possible outfit you could create in your wardrobe.
These styles will go a long way in any capsule wardrobe. Having just a few of these styles of shoes will afford you many ways for styling cute outfits year-round.
Best of all, you will never have to worry about not having shoes to style with any given outfit!
This post is about the best shoes for women.