Most women adore shoes. However, many of us are on tight budgets these days. To maximize the impact of your wardrobe and still be ready for anything (with your wallet in tact) focus in on investing in the most important pairs of shoes.
This is one pair of shoes that you can't go wrong with. The classic black pump. From work to special events, a good, comfortable pair of black pumps will never let you down. Classic does not have to be boring. Looking forward to 2013, metallic accents and pops of color are already making a huge showing on the red carpet and the runways.
If your shoe closet is missing this major essential, shop around. If the traditional patent leather doesn't match your personal style, you have plenty of options that will still let you stay on trend.
There are times when heels aren't appropriate, but neither are sneakers. Another must-have for your shoe closet is a good pair of flats. Both ballerina flats and modernized Oxfords are making a huge comeback this season.
Color blocking is making a huge appearance in 2013 shoe styles. You can opt for solid flats or go with a color palate that compliments your wardrobe. Again, metallic accents are in style with this type of shoe as well.
Boots are a real go-to pair of shoes to own. They look fantastic with pants, skirts and dresses. You have endless options when it comes to boots from material and color to heel and height.
Knee high and thigh high boots have been seen all over the catwalks for the upcoming season. Combined with faux fur and bold colors, women everywhere are stepping out with confidence and keeping their toes warm in style.
Many of us focus on the seemingly more stylish side of our footwear wardrobe and we forget about how important it is to have the right pair of sneakers. Whether it's for a walk around the block or a trip to the gym, you do not have to sacrifice style for function.
Go for sneakers that first of all provide your feet with the proper support that your dressier shoes don't always offer. Choose a pair that reflect current color trends—color blocking, bold colors, animal prints and loud laces—and keep your style on track.
If you find yourself dissatisfied with what is available, take advantage of sites such as Milk and Honey Shoes that offer a shoe builder. From pumps to flats to boots you can design your own shoes that truly reflect your personal style. For extra comfortable sneakers that are far from bland, New Balance also offers customization for 2 of their classic sneaker styles.
When you're updating your wardrobe, don't forget about your shoes as well. By making some savvy decisions and shopping around, staying on trend doesn't have to cost a bundle either.