You’re the shoe expert. You know what you like and far be it for us to get in the way of that. We know better than to get between a lady and her one shoe love. But there’s a general consensus about what leather combinations really work — and on what shoes, so we’ve pulled together our top 5 most popular to show you — just in case there’s something you’re missing.

1. Black and red soft leather

Black soft leather is always a winner with us. It’s a durable material in a classic colour and we’ve teamed it with the same leather but in the ever-popular red. The result? A pump that’s suitable for the office, the party and the weekend. That pop of red makes for a sexy walk off. See? Black doesn’t need to be boring.

2. Tan soft leather and cork

A wedge is a great to have for those events where you’re not quite sure how casual or not-so-casual it is. The beauty of this combination is it’s neutral nature. The tan soft leather has a satiny and supple finish, so it’s ever-so comfortable. And with the cork wedge your get your height as well as your stable platform for those grassy occasions.

3. Black suede and patent leather

While the shoe shape and heel height is wonderfully classic, the fabric combination on this pump is what makes it extra special. The black suede and patent leather sitting pretty next to each other makes for something that’s texturally exciting. It’s the go-to shoe for the office or any occasion that calls for a classic heel.

4. Black soft leather and snakeskin

Another popular black fabric combination. Super soft black leather on the toe, with the added sheen from the shiny snakeskin. So, on a paper, it’s just a black flat, but in real life? Well, that Oxford is pretty darn gorgeous. And oh-so versatile.

5. Animal print and patent leather

Animal print. It’s not a trend. It’s here to stay, and my goodness, do we love it. This ballet flat, with it’s patent leather top cap, is perfect to pair with jeans, black pants/short and skirts. Animal hair can rub off over time, so the leather toe cap protects high scuff areas. These flat will take you a long way.