While we’d love to fill our wardrobe with every to-die-for shoe we find on Instagram, we know it’s not realistic – not for our closets or our wallets. We at XX love ballin’ on a budget – and that includes our wardrobe. While we always want to look incredible, that doesn’t mean we need to buy a brand new shoe for every outfit, or be out in a new look every single night.
In fact, all you need to stock your closet with are five simple shoes to take every look from eh to wow.
A PAIR OF NUDE OR SKIN-TONE PUMPS:
These are a must-have for two reasons: one – because they will literally match just about everything in your closet, making them versatile and a great investment; and two – because they are fashion’s best kept secret to making your legs look longer. The best part about this classic heel is that you can wear it almost everywhere: from the office to a night on the town. Want a pair that’ll last you for years to come? Invest a little more than you’d usually spend!
A PAIR OF BALLET FLATS:
The ballet flat is the perfect, dainty, little shoe that you didn’t know you needed in just about every colour. It’s the perfect accessory to an everyday dress, or a pair of jeans, and it gives you a polished, chic look without feeling too stiff or uncomfortable. You can buy them in every colour of the rainbow, or opt for neutral-toned pairs like nude or black that’ll work with everything in your wardrobe. Best of all, they’re totally pain-free!
A PAIR OF FLAT SANDALS:
Investing in one good pair of sandals is definitely something that every woman should do, especially considering we live in the Caribbean. Whether it’s paired with a day dress running errands, a pair of shorts at a fete, with a swimsuit going to the beach, or jeans on your way to a lime, these versatile shoes work with almost everything in your closet, making them a smart choice for your closet (and your wallet), and comfortable enough for your feet!
Sneakers have quickly made their way back into fashion over the last few years. Gone are the days of only wearing them to work out, and here are the days of street style, athleisure and the perfect cute-but-casual look that says I care, but I don’t even have to try. Opt for an all-white sneaker to pair with jeans or shorts, or pick up a colourful statement piece to dress up an all-black athleisure look. You’ll look like a Kardashian in no time.
A PAIR OF AMAZING STATEMENT HEELS:
You know the pair we’re talking about. The one that makes you feel happy looking at them – and even wearing them! Putting them on makes you your most confident, reminds you of how incredible you are, makes you feel amazing. These are the perfect accessory to a boring outfit, or the easiest way to amp up just about any look. And while they’re not as useful in a day-to-day setting, they give you that extra boost of you, and that’s worth every penny.