Women and shoes are a perfect match.  It’s too bad that closet space and budgets prevent us from buying every pair of shoes that we love.  In this article, I have listed ten shoe types that every woman should own.  These shoes are essential to a complete wardrobe.

1.  Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are a easy solution to feeling polished and pulled together while on the go. They’re both ladylike and casual, meaning we can wear them with pretty pleated skirts, shift dresses, or jeans.

Ballet Flats

2.  Casual Sneakers

Gym sneakers are meant for the gym, but a pair of cute ones like these are a wardrobe basic worth investing in. They’ll look a whole lot better with jeans than your cross-trainers will.

Casual Sneakers

3. Ankle Boots

It’s no wonder why these ankle boots have a huge celebrity following. The neutral hue and comfortable heel will serve you well year-round.

Ankle Boots

4.  Sandals

When Spring and Summer arrive, we make the seasonal shift to sandals. Great wedges are easy to walk in and pair just as well with party dresses as they do with casual shorts and denim.


5.  The Classic Pump

This pair of polished pumps will never let you down. They are a classically chic finish to your outfit whether it is from the office to your evenings out.

The Classic Pump

6.  Slides

Think of these as your much chicer alternative to flip-flops. Since we gravitate toward flat sandals all Summer long, make sure you opt for a pair with details you’ll be happy to slip into on a daily basis. Something with a fun color or great studded finish can elevate your everyday dress.


7.  Statement Heels

Every girl needs a pair of sexy heels as part of her shoe wardrobe. Whether you choose vibrant color, a statement print, or sexy detailing, this pair should be the one you throw on with everything from jeans to your evening dresses to feel instantly sexy.

Statement Heels

8.  Tall Boots

For Fall, Winter, rain, and beyond, a pair of tall boots lends polish and protection from the elements. They’re as chic as they are practical.

Tall Boots

9.  Neutral Heels

Neutral-colored heels are an easy fit for completing our evening looks as well as our more dressy day ensembles. They go with any season, match everything, and lengthen the leg.

Neutral Heels

10.  Loafers

Loafers have become a wardrobe mainstay. Think of these as an office-to-off-duty alternative to sneakers with a preppy-cool twist.