8 shoes that go with everything

As every woman knows, finding essential shoes that go with everything is the aim of every shopping trip. Whether it’s a pair of comfy heels for work and nights out or a pair of ankle boots that look great with jeans, dresses or skirts.

What is a Capsule shoe Wardrobe?

A very popular trend of the last few years has been how to create a capsule wardrobe – and shoes are a very important part of that. A capsule wardrobe consists of around 15-20 items that can be worn together in various ensembles to create different outfits and versatility is the key. Shoes need to be neutral colours so that they can easily be worn in different ways.

Opt for classic colours, shapes and styles so that you can get the most wear out of your staple footwear. Leather uppers are easiest to look after and can last much longer than some man-made materials when properly looked after. Comfort and fitting are also vital to the success of your shoe shopping as, quite simply, you will not wear shoes that are killing your feet.

8 essential SHOES That Go with Everything

Here are our recommendations for must-have shoes for your capsule wardrobe.

1. White trainers

The ultimate in casual wear, a pair of white sneakers instantly add cool to any outfit when you’re stuck for ideas. We’ve all seen celebrities wearing casual classics like Converse, or Superga during their downtime. Offering effortless style and comfort, a classic pair of white women’s trainers is the perfect day off look and an absolute essential.

Legero Lima FOrce, £110

Legero Lima Force women's white leather trainers

Gola Daytona Safari, £75

Gola Daytona White Trainers with Leopard Print

Ecco SOft 7 Lace, £110

Ecco Soft 7 Lace Women's white leather trainers

2. Chelsea Boots

Comfy, casual and contemporary – could we want any more? These autumn winter boots are ideal for laid-back wear in the colder months. Pair your women’s Chelsea boots with jeans and a jumper for cold weather or dress up with black tights and a floral dress for a pint at your local.

Gabor Sallis Agenda, £99.99

Gabor Sallis Agenda Black Leather Chelsea Boots

Creator Peechlea, £77

Creator Peechlea women's tan leather Chelsea boots to wear with everything

Fly London Salv, £110

Fly London Salv Women's Chelsea Boots

3. Black Heels

Worn in the office, your local pub or even on the red carpet, classic black heels are a style staple that suits almost all outfits. Choose clean lines that will flatter and if you can’t walk in them – don’t buy them!

Gabor Edina Cranberry, £79.99

Gabor Edina Cranberry Black Patent High Heels

Tamaris Meliah, £49.99

Tamaris Meliah women's black heeled sandals

Peter Kaiser Malana, £145

Peter Kaiser Malana Black Suede Heeled Shoes

4. Flat Pumps

Perhaps the most well-known type of essential shoes, a pair of pumps can be worn at the weekend, for office wear, or after wearing your heels all day! Add a pop of colour or a bold pattern to create an eye-catching comparison to your black trousers or denim jeans.

Gabor Raspa, £75

Gabor Raspa Navy Patent Nubuck Pumps

Hotter Robyn 2, £79

Hotter Robyn 2 Black Leather Pumps

Skechers Be Cool, £64

Skechers Be Cool women's taupe pumps

5. Loafers

Combining a classic design with contemporary details, loafers have a distinctive look and feel, with a super low profile top line and flat feel. You will need a loafer to give you that combination of practicality – at work or driving – while also bringing unique fashion details. Some moccasins are very flat, by design, however, we also have a number of loafers with a hidden heel. These essential shoes are built up inside for extra heel elevation if you prefer a little lift.

Gabor Florida H, £110

Gabor Florida H Wide fit women's black patent loafers

Begg Exclusive Daltro Click, £85

Exclusive Women's tan leather loafers

Rieker Portcrissy, £62

Rieker Portcrissy women's black leather loafers

6. Strappy Sandals

Whatever the time of year, there is always a special occasion that calls for a little more pizazz than your trusty black heels. This is where a pair of heeled sandals can really help out – especially if you have a matching bag too. Opt for a neutral like silver and the more sparkle the better!

Lotus Natalia Amelia, £59.99

Lotus Natalia Amelia White Heeled Sandals

Marco Tozzi PAdulistra, £45

Marco Tozzi Padulistra Black Heeled Sandals

7. Statement Ankle Boots

There’s nothing wrong with having something a little fun in your capsule wardrobe. A pair of statement ankle boots can do just that. Perfect for dressing up casual clothes or for wearing with a little black dress for added oomph. Go wild with animal print boots or pop with a bright colour.

Gabor Mena Soul, £99.99

Gabor Mena Soul Red Leather Lace Up Boots

Marco Tozzi Sensio Lace, £79.99

Marco Tozzi Sensio Lace Black Leather Biker Boots

Creator Babolace, £110

Creator Babolace Turquoise Leather Lace Up Boots

8. Knee-High Boots

When the weather really starts to get cold, everyone reaches for their black knee-high boots. A classic style that is worn from the high street to the red carpet, these versatile boots can be worn both dressed up or dressed down.

Creator Juanolong, £145

Creator Juanolong Tan Leather Knee High Boots

Fly London Mol 2, £160

Fly London Mol 2 Black Leather Knee High Boots

To find the latest trends and style tips, take a look at our Shoe Trends Inspiration page.