What you need to have the best shoe capsule wardrobe
As Marilyn Monroe once said…
‘Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.’
Shoes are not only a necessity but a great accessory to your outfit and is a way to express oneself and their individuality. Like my mum, I am a complete shoe-a-holic and shop-a-holic at that and I remember growing up admiring my mum’s wardrobe. Shoes included, lots of them, same style but in every different colour.
When it come’s to shopping for shoes there are three types of shoes that you would have come to know and admire if you are a shoe-a-holic too. These are the shoes you need, the shoes you want and shoes that are just so special but way out of your price range. Think, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Christian Louboutin’s just to name a few.
I use to be a victim to purchasing shoes that I didn’t need but they were just too beautiful to pass up. My shoe collection grew so fast right before my eyes yet I hardly ever worn them… After moving to Canberra and only bringing a handful of shoes with me, I found that I didn’t really miss them at all and that’s probably because I didn’t really need them after all. In the last couple of years whilst living in Canberra I have found to be very smart and strategic when purchasing shoes and do my best to only purchase shoes that I genuinely need and will wear. All the while taking into account the functionality, how it will fit into my lifestyle and personal style.
For today’s blog post, I wanted to share my opinion on how to achieve the perfect shoe capsule wardrobe for all you shoe-a-holic’s so stick around and lets talk… shoes!
The following shoes shown in the above collage are the standard shoes suitable for every season and/or occasion. If you’re reading this from Darwin then obviously you will not consider purchasing boots and most certainly not knee-high boots but the other collections will do you just fine in the godawful humidity.
What you need:
- Loafers or oxfords
- Classic pumps (nude and black)
- Flats (nude and black)
- Knee-high boots
- Strappy sandals
If you live somewhere with all four seasons then here is your perfect shoe capsule wardrobe that will carry you throughout the years. I have truly fallen in love with boots this winter and am absolutely devastated that ‘boot season’ is close to be over for another year. Luckily, it’s always sneaker season as I am a true sneaker girl at heart and prefer them over heels any day. However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love heels because bloody hell I love them but I can’t deal with the pain so I try my best to always find heels that are equally stunning and comfortable.
I don’t actually own a pair of pumps because I just wear flats to work but if I was to buy a pair, I’d invest in a pair of Christian Louboutin’s. I think they are surprisingly affordable, the quality is pristine and man… the craftsmanship on it is breathtaking. The craftsmanship on any designer shoe is absolutely heaven.
In my teenage years I was intrigued by bold (i.e prints, colours, heel height and/or design) shoes but as I get older and I reflect back on my current wardrobe I am more drawn to shoes that have simplicity and monochromatic design but I have an open mind and if I see the potential in a very bold pair of shoes I wouldn’t say no so as long as I see myself wearing it with at least three items in my wardrobe. When purchasing shoes just consider the 80/20 rule. 80% of your shoe capsule wardrobe should consist of your staple pieces and 20% of anything bright and colourful will do the trick. Once you have that, you can implement the fun pairs to brighten up your style.
I hope this guide will assist you to build or rebuild your shoe capsule wardrobe. Until next time!