shoes that go with everything

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. 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.

Converse All Star Ox Classic £50

White Converse

Bugatti Ivory £69.99

Bugatti Ivory White Leather Trainers

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic £55

Superga 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 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 Peech £57

Rieker Chelsea Boots

Remonte Peachy £72

Remonte Chelsea Boots

Fly London Salv £105

Fly London Salv Purple Leather Chelsea Boots

3. 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 01 £39.99

Tamaris Fatsa Black Court Shoes

Jana Sally 1 H Fit £39.99

Jana Black Court Shoes

Marco Tozzi Faldo 01 £39.99

Marco Tozzi Black Court Shoes

4. Flat Pumps

One of the most well-known types 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 Sapphire £89.99

Gabor Sapphire Black Suede Pumps

Tamaris Eulalia £59.99

Tamaris Eulalia Yellow Pumps Essential Shoes

Ara Pisa Chance £59.99

Ara Pumps

5. 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 a hidden heel. These essential shoes are built up inside for extra heel elevation if you prefer a little lift.

IMAC Britney Mocc G £69.99

IMAC Britney Mocc G Black Croc Loafers

Tamaris Malika £59.99

Tamaris Malika Tan Leather Loafers Essential Shoes

Jana Tassle 91 £45

Jana Tassle 91 Black Croc 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!

Marco Tozzi Paduca 01 £39.99

Marco Tozzi Heeled Sandals

Lotus Nicole £59.99

Lotus Heeled Sandals Essential Shoes

Marco Tozzi Hecho 01 £35

Marco Tozzi Block Heeled Sandals

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.

Bugatti Ronja Zip £100

Bugatti Ronja Zip Tan Leather Lace Up Boots

Fly London Wezo £95

Fly London Wezo Wine Suede Ankle Boots

Rieker Docsyflo £57

Rieker 56232-00 Docsyflo Black Floral Ankle Boots Essential Shoes

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.

Rieker Sandra £99.99

Rieker Z9580-00 Black Knee High Boots

Gabor Dion £180

Gabor Dion Brown Leather Lace Up Knee High Boots

Fly London Mol 2

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.