The 7 wonders of the shoe world: The best shoes that every woman should own

Want to strip your footwear collection back to basics? Keep reading to find out the best shoe styles for a capsule wardrobe.

New season, new you!

We may have tentatively made our way into autumn, but darker evenings and colder weather give the perfect excuse to snuggle up in front of the fire with brew in hand, while treating yourself to a spot of online shoe shopping.

And, who said spring cleaning had to be in spring? If you’re struggling for storage space and are looking to slim down your footwear collection into a capsule of the best and most stylish shoes for women, we’ve got you covered.

Just keep reading to discover the seven essential shoe styles that you need.

Time to get sneaky

Ah, the classic trainer.

Whether you’re a wannabe sprinter, the queen of athleisure attire or a practical footwear enthusiast, a pair of sneakers is a daily favourite for many across the globe.

With their comfortable nature and informal feel, these laid-back beauties are now widely accepted as part of dress codes everywhere. From wedding-guest wear to business casual for ‘dress-down Friday’, a pair of trainers is a must. You’ll be spoilt for choice too. Chunky silhouettes, running shoes, old-school skater sneaks – the list is endless. Explore colourways, designs and prints galore to find kicks that suit your personal taste.

A pair of trainers should be at the very front of your shoe rack - experiment by styling some sneaks with formal and casual looks.

The ankle boot on a budget

A fail-safe shoe style that just screams to be worn through fallen leaves and crunchy frosted grass, is the mighty ankle boot. That being said, these durable shoes aren’t limited to wear in the winter months – with the right styling and a statement bootie, these bad boys can put a ‘spring’ in your step when the mercury rises!

From block heels to eye-catching prints and buckle detailing, ankle boots offer next-level versatility no matter what vibe you’re going for. A leopard-print boot with a pointed toe is sure to be a head-turner in the streets. Bang on trend with a dash of sophistication, this boot will do all the talking.

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Pump up your everyday style

The iconic ballet pump is an essential shoe without a doubt! Their flat sole and simple shape mean that this understated design is often overlooked by fashionistas and shoe-lovers. However, their simplicity makes them a match made in heaven with almost any outfit you throw on in a blurry morning haze.

Opt for a pair in a neutral hue and slip on with some casual jeans and a t-shirt for relaxed daytime excursions, or keep a sleek, black pair in your handbag so you can feel at ease on the go (especially after a long night of strutting around in heels – you’ll thank us later!).

Ballet flats are a shoe that masters versatility! Slip on with a casual or formal outfit for instant fashion points.

Keep your shoe game on ‘point’

Their towering stiletto heel and dagger-like toe box may have stuck fear into you (and your toes) for decades, but the pointed-toe heel is a timeless style that we’ll never tire of seeing on the feet of royals and businesswomen alike.

They might not win awards when it comes to comfort, but this elegant design is perfect for occasions when you’re looking to elevate your attire. Experiment with heel heights, heel widths and different fits to find a pair that you can look and feel great in.

A pair of pointed patents will always come in handy, whether you’re strutting into your next business meeting or getting ready for a sophisticated night on the town. These ombré stilettos give glamour off the scale, but if you’d prefer a comfier style with the same amount of class, switch them out for a pair of kitten-heeled slingbacks.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Synonymous with pleasant weather and beachy environments, flat sandals may be your go-to on your summer jollies, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to wearing them when temperatures are scorching.

Try a neutral pair for a low-key look, perfect for a spot of daytime shopping or brunching. If you want to take your outfit from beach to bar, slip on some strappy gladiator sandals or a pair with a high-shine metallic sheen to add a dash of pizzazz to any look in seconds.

A pair of flat sandals are perfect to slip on for every occasion - go for some in high-shine metallic for an added statement.

Best thing since sliced bread

If you’re looking for something a little more down-to-earth than a pair of skyscraper heels, but still want to keep your outfit on-trend, a pair of loafers will become a firm favourite in your capsule collection.

Their traditional silhouette and added fringe or tassel detailing are what give the classic loafer their characteristic flair and polished appearance, making them the perfect addition to your workwear wardrobe.

Look out for high-shine finishes, leather fabrics and even monochrome colour palettes for a pair you’ll reach for time and time again.

The loafer is a classic style making a modern comeback as the reliable work shoe to be reckoned with.

Slip on and relax

They might not be seen as wearable ‘shoes’ (unless you’re doing a mad dash to take the bins out), but the thought of a pair of plush slippers waiting on your shoe rack for you after a long day have earned them a place in our shoe capsule.

Whether you’re after some classic mules or want to keep your feet even cosier this winter with a pair of slipper boots, treat your tootsies to luxurious faux fur, suedes and shearling fabrics.

Make sure some luxurious slippers are at the forefront of your capsule collection!

Do you have a go-to shoe that you think should be included in our seven-shoe capsule? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook! We’ve got a great selection of stylish shoes for women at Wynsors, so you can start building a collection with every design you could ever need!

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