8 shoes that go with everything: The Essential Shoes

Essential Shoes

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 in 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. These items will likely be in neutral colours so that they can easily be worn different ways.

Investing in a capsule wardrobe not only looks after the planet – but also your purse too! Having a specific colour palette can help you narrow down what you really need.

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 man made materials when properly looked after. Comfort and fitting are vital to the success of your shoe shopping as, quite simply, you will not wear shoes that are not comfy or fitted well!


1. Black Court Shoe

Worn from the office, to your local pub, to red carpets – classic black court shoes 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!

Tamaris Fatsa Black Court Shoes

Jana Black Court Shoes

Marco Tozzi Black Court Shoes

2. Flat Pumps

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 Pumps

Ara Pumps

Jana Pumps

3. 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 celebrities wearing casual classics like Converse, or Superga duing their down time. Offering effortless style and comfort, a classic pair of white trainers are the perfect day off look and an absolute essential.

White Converse

Softinos Shoes

Superga Trainers

4. Loafers

Combining a classic design with contemporary details, loafers or moccasins have a distinctive look and feel, with 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 hidden heel, which is built up inside for extra heel elevation, if you prefer a little lift.

Clarks Loafers

Silver Loafers

Tamaris Loafers

5. 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!

Marco Tozzi Heeled Sandals

Lotus Heeled Sandals

Marco Tozzi Block Heeled Sandals

6. 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 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.

Rieker Chelsea Boots

Remonte Chelsea Boots

Fly London Salv Chelsea Boots

7. Statement Ankle Boots

There’s nothing wrong with having something a little fun in your capsule wardrobe, and 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.

Laura Vita Boots

Remonte Ankle Boots

Ara Ankle Boots

8. Knee High Boots

When the weather really starts to get cold, I’m always reaching for my 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.

Gabor Knee High Boots

Rieker Knee High Boots

Tamaris Knee High Boots

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