The Shoe Diaries

Shoe Diaries

Build Your Collection to Fit Your Style and Wardrobe No Matter What the Occasion

The perfect outfit can be entirely capped off and accented or terribly undone with the choice of shoe that it is paired with. Shoes hold much power when it comes to style and appeal. Your feet deserve to be garbed just as carefully as your core, especially seeing as those important extremities which support your whole being do not give the anxiety of a pound here and a blemish there. Your feet are dependable in regards to size and appearance, meaning that these anchors to both style and motion should therefore be appreciated.

The choice, when faced with a wall of the latest trend in footwear from stiletto to kitten heel, can be altogether daunting. It is quite simple to lose focus and to make a purchase based on appeal of the shoe itself as opposed to how that fabulous piece pour les pieds will work with your wardrobe. In short, practicality when shoe shopping is a tough attitude to maintain.

A versatile collection of footwear is the best asset necessary to relieve the anxiety that comes when attempting to get out the door in that stunning sheath dress you’re so excited to show off. The ability for make a quick pull of a pump from a shoe rack that contains all of the basics and essentials for each occasion from gym time to wedding-going is a pertinent step to maintaining a classy and effortless style.

Start your assortment off with the staple piece all should add to their collection- a neutral pump of a mid-height heel is an excellent complement to those 70’s inspired graphic prints and bright colours that are all over the racks for the fall season.

Ferragamo Nude Pump
Ferragamo Nude Pump

A peep toe kitten heel or low-rise wedge in a subtle pattern will add that texture and pop of vibrancy to a monochromatic suit or wool dress. This style is perfect for all seasons both for professional settings as well as for an evening out on the town, and is a great way to show off that fantastic pedicure you just had done!

Ballet flats of any desired material or colour are a wonderful style to have in house for those casual Fridays and weekend, lunch-dates. Paired with your favourite denim or knee-length ruffled skirt, this comfortable choice of shoe will get plenty of wear.

Poetic Licence Flats
Poetic License Flats

Designer shaft boots of a black or chocolate brown shade are an essential for the fall season. Those frigid temperatures should not result in style being cast aside. There are plenty of options to keep your feet and legs protected from the elements while adding a fashionable flare to your skinny trouser or, thigh- grazing fitted skirt. Just be sure to choose a fun-patterned pair of leggings or tights to both pull the look together and to keep those upper legs happily heated if a short skirt is the selected item.

Vince Camuto Kable Shaft Boot
Vince Camuto Kable Shaft Boot

A sexy stiletto is a must-have regardless of season.  Investing in a luxury brand of shoe wear in order to achieve that mile-long-legged look along with the quality and comfort that we all seek when shopping for the holy grail of our collections, is definitely worthwhile. Stilettos take a fitted wrap dress from pretty to jaw-dropping, a ballerina-style skirt from cute to sassy, and a neutral pant suit from professional to poshly professional. For extra support in this often difficult-to-manoeuvre style, purchasing a design with a sling back or full back is suggested.

Christian Laboutin Hot Chick Stilettos
Christian Laboutin Stiletto

Kicks are making their way out of the gym and onto the haute couture fashion scene lately. Regardless of their level of chicness, you cannot go wrong with a well-made sneaker. From Vans to Keds to Jordans or Dior’s rosebud-covered Fusion sneaker addition to this shoe style, this form of foot wear offers style, comfort and versatility in a woman’s day-to-day.

Vans Premium Old School Leather
Van premium Old School

Often, as the fall temperatures transition from comfortable to frigid, the immediate need to escape to a warmer locale sets in and results in the booking of a quick getaway to the Caribbean or Miami. Having a pair of stylish Gladiator sandals at hand will allow you to avoid having to head out on a pre-vacay shoe-hunting shopping spree mere moments before departure.

Hardy Design Works Gladiator Sandal
Hardy Design Works Gladiator Sandal

Nothing says “Fall has arrived!” like a hip pair of ankle boots. This trendy choice of footwear gives an edgier look to a pair of torn denim or flowing and lengthy skirt. From the motorcycle style to the spike-heeled booty, you really can’t go wrong with this less cumbersome, ultra-hip step-daughter of the shaft boot.

Jimmy Choo Mass Ankle Boot
Jimmy Choo Mass Ankle Boot

The variations available within the mentioned styles are endless and regardless of intended spending costs, any woman can build a collection of timeless and versatile shoe wear to alleviate the stress of finishing off the perfect look when only a nanosecond of time is available before having to scurry out the door. Invest in a solid base collection to be set at ease, knowing that there is always a perfect pair for your latest ensemble and build from there. Happy shoe-hunting!

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