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Shoe Essentials : The 5 Styles of Shoes You Should Have in Your Closet

I'm going ahead and making my own version of the list of the styles of shoes you should own in your closet. This list is based on what I feel like is essential in every woman's wardrobes and also what I personally think should be worn because these styles are also ever present in my collection.  The 5 styles I think that are essential to every woman's closet are : the nude pump, the chic wedge, the barely there stiletto, the flat thong sandal and the ballet flat.

Shoe Essentials : The 5 Styles of Shoes You Should Have in Your Closet

The Nude Pump

I remember reading similar lists to this and finding that in most of them, the classic black pump is mentioned. Now don't get me wrong - the black pump is gorgeous and is such a staple that goes with everything. But to be honest, I think the nude pump is ready to take over the throne of the classic black pump. Nude pumps go with practically everything! Plus they elongate and make your legs look sexier. I honestly cannot recall the last time I owned a pair of black pumps, whilst I actually have more than one pair of nude ones in my arsenal.

Shoe Essentials : The 5 Styles of Shoes You Should Have in Your Closet Nude Pumps

Ballet Flats

Another classic that you should always own are the ballet flats. They are pretty and comfortable and add such instant chic to any outfit.

Shoe Essentials : The 5 Styles of Shoes You Should Have in Your Closet Ballet flats

Barely There Heels

The rise of the barely there heels has been prominent in the last few years. I don't see it slowing down and I am going so far as to say that it is a classic. Barely there heels elongate your legs and look perfect in almost any outfit. They are also staples that should be worn under formal gowns for special occasion.

Shoe Essentials : The 5 Styles of Shoes You Should Have in Your Closet Barely There Heels

Chic Wedges

Wedges are the alternative to the heel and a more comfortable option. Sleek and chic wedges look great and timeless - just make sure that you don't keep buying and investing on  huge chunky ones that will probably go out of style after a season.

Shoe Essentials : The 5 Styles of Shoes You Should Have in Your Closet Chic Wedge

Flat Thong Sandals

These types of flat sandals are casual enough to be worn during downtime or at the beach, yet they are also elegant enough to be worn with maxi dresses and outfits to more dressy occasions. This is why I think that they  are so essential - they are so chic and they transition beautifully to different types of outfits and occasions. 

Shoe Essentials : The 5 Styles of Shoes You Should Have in Your Closet Flat Thong Sandals

What do you guys think? Are any of these pairs your absolute essentials? If not, which styles of shoes do you think are essential to every woman's closet?

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  1. Love the post!

  2. I like the barely sandals!

    xx LL

  3. happy to say i have all styles in my wardrobe :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Love them all! I need some "barely there heels"!



  5. Great post! Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous wednesday doll!
    Much love, Len

  6. great post!

  7. Totally agree with all of your choices! You can't beat nude heels

    Rachel xx

  8. Amazing post

    Love Vikee

  9. Great collection. I prefer to the sandals.

  10. Thank you for the lovely comment :)


  11. you have done good job its really informative for me.
    strappy sandals

  12. Oh gosh, I'm embarrassed to say that I don't own any of these kinds of shoes in my collection! Looks like I'm due for a shoe shopping spree now, I could use the addition of some heels in my wardrobe :)


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