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The Staple Shoes Essential For Any Wardrobe


When it comes to styling an outfit, there's always those pieces you grab no matter what. The essential items that never go out of trend and that work with virtually anything you put on. These items are what we like to call your staples. They're the pieces in your closet that you aren't afraid to spend a little more on because you know you'll get sufficient wear out of them.

When it comes to footwear, having a solid 4-5 staple shoes is a necessity. I always used to say that a shoe can make or break an outfit, so investing in those 4-5 quintessential pieces that you can grab on the go is essential to help you stay chic and deter you from recklessly spending on fast-fashion.

Today, in order to help you start building your capsule wardrobe, we've narrowed down the top staple footwear pieces that are essential in any closet.

A Black Bootie

As many already know, a black bootie is the ultimate staple footwear piece. It's a shoe that can be styled with virtually any outfit and will never go out of style. Whether you decide to pair it with a dress or a casual on-the-go outfit, a black bootie can pull together a look effortlessly.

When selecting your black bootie, keep in mind your own personal style in addition to quality. Because it is such a staple piece, there are a ton of these booties on the market, but you want to make sure you're getting the most durable one - because believe us when we say, you'll be grabbing for it more than you think. When purchasing, make sure you're sticking to more reliable brands like Dr. Martens, Marc Fisher, Tony Bianco, etc. and the fabric you're gravitating towards is sturdy (a good leather will last you forever!)

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A Sneaker.

Whether you want to go full athleisure and opt for a NIKE running shoe or you want to take the high fashion root and grab a chunky platform, a sneaker is a must have in any wardrobe. Although the "chunky dad sneaker" might be a passing trend, we argue that a durable staple sneaker is a great investment because it's a versatile shoes that is perfect for your on-the-go days.

Whether you want to pair it with your distressed denim or dress down a dress with your Air Force 1's sneakers are a great staple. When shopping for yours, we recommend staying away from bold prints and colors. Any print or color that you do grab for should be more muted and neutral, this way you can effortlessly pair it with pieces in your wardrobe.

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Loafers

Loafers are one of the easiest footwear pieces to style and they're usually quite affordable. Available in so many different styles and builds like oxfords, mochasins and slides, you'll really have to tap into your personal style to determine which one you'll be incorporating the most into your wardrobe. Much like the sneaker, we suggest grabbing a more neutral pair, black and beige being our suggested colors.

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Pointed Toe Heel

For the nights where you're headed out on the town or for a more casual dinner date, a classic pointed toe heel is an essential. Super versatile and chic, you can easily wear it with a cocktail dress or a pair of your favourite jeans and blouse. With this shoe, don't be afraid to play with muted colors like a pale yellow, sky blue or blush pink, a pointed toe heel is usually your chance to play around and have fun. When looking for your staple heel, keep in mind the height, although a taller heel may look better, you might want to save that for your less expensive purchases. A staple shoe should be easy to walk in, comfortable and a true "grab-and-go" piece. If it's too high or painful, you won't be reaching for it - as you're first staple shoe, we highly suggest a "kitten heel".

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