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I have an excessively large shoe collection. So much that I “lost” about fifteen pairs of my summer shoes that I had stowed away and completely forgotten about! While it was exciting “finding” them and having new shoes to wear, it also made me realize that I could afford to simplify my shoe wardrobe. By looking through and picking out the shoes that are worn out, outdated, or that I simply never wear, it made it clear which shoes should stick around and which could go to Goodwill.
I am getting ready to move into a new apartment in coming weeks, and it’s very likely that the storage space will be very limited. (DC apartments are not very forgiving when it comes to size.) I want to make sure I have the necessities that will be versatile, yet still fun. If I HAD to narrow it down to ten, these are the pairs I’d have to have:
1. CLASSIC PUMPS
Adelia D’Orsay Pump
$158 $95 code BRFIND40
These will never go out of style, they are the perfect height, and you will feel amazing in them!
2. BALLET FLATS
Gap Classic Leather Ballet Flats
$40 $26 code HALF
These will always be in style, and they’re perfect for any and every outfit.
3. T-STRAP SANDALS
Easy to walk in and goes with everything – your basic go-to summer sandal.
4. POP OF COLOR
Sam Edelman Zola
A fun shoe can make for an amazing outfit! (I can’t wait to start wearing bright shoes with white dresses for summer.)
5. SIMPLE WEDGES
Banana Republic Tecla Espadrille Sandal
$98 $59 code BRFIND40
The perfect summer shoe. I love the height – a lot of wedge with a little platform!
6. LEOPARD PRINT
Saks Fifth Avenue Leopard Spot Pumps
Because “leopard is a neutral,” and all that.
7. POINTED-TOE FLATS
Michael Kors Janae
On the days you don’t want to wear pumps, but still want to look professional.
8. NEUTRAL SLIDES
J.Crew Cyprus Sandals
$78 $43 code GETSHOPPING
Minimal yet chic – you can easily dress up an outfit with these pretty sandals.
Great shoes to kick around in when you’re running around, or just hanging out.
10. COLORBLOCK FLATS
Rachel Roy Nola
These will add a bit of polish to any outfit. Black and white goes with everything!