I’m in the process of building a ‘capsule wardrobe’, or rather, a systematic wardrobe that lasts so I won’t keep thinking about buying new stuff. For the footwear, I would say have one (or two) in each category:
1. Combat boots or Chelsea: one more stylish, one that’s heavy-duty and can be worn to go hiking (ie: Timberland, Docs)
2. Heels in general (Sassy, dressy, yours classy) mostly pumps
3. Sneakers for the everyday outfits (also should be good for a workout, running obvi, but also looks good enough and durable)
4. ballet flats and loafer, more maybe mule (indoor and short-distance walk outside like taking out the garbage, sometimes replacing the role of high-heel for more formal occasion outfits when you are lazy.
Not a big fan of sandals and flip-flops so they are not on my list.
came across this brand the other day on Farfatch, I like the simple design that also has a bit of architectural flair. You can feel the typical style of Italian women’s footwear: very feminine and a bit ‘out there’, but probably scale down a bit so more tailored to the modern taste. Usually falls into the $500-1000 range, not very affordable per se, but I think not crazily expensive…? Whether the rather simplistic (yeah to me I want something a bit more fun) design is worth the price tag it left to your own judgment.
yet another Italian brand (well I mean if you are looking for pumps and want something fun and high-quality there’s a high chance it’s going to be Italian) Love the 100% pure gold tone and the shapes of the high-heels in general, plus I am in great love with the brand, hail to the golden baroque foliage and medusa head XD. Usually about $1000, you can find some that are reasonably priced on sale or second-hand.
Super fun to wear!! The classic ‘horn heel’ just looks so so nice and unique. Love the creative designs of McQueen so much. Do check out their heels collection, I found it much more pleasing than the sneakers.
1. Valentino Garavani: outlets are better than the overdone typical rockstar series.
2. Kate Spade: cute and affordable
3. Gazhal Paris: Very French compared to the Italian shoemakers. Elegant but not boring, the design and the neutral colors can go with everything.