We love the shoes. It’s no secret. Peeps, pumps and pretty kittens are all welcome here. And the more the merrier. But sometimes, just sometimes, a lady can get distracted by the shiny, feather fairing, sky-high heels and ignore the everyday basics. So, it’s time to ensure your shoedrobe foundation is set right. Here are five pairs that can see you through every occasion and are a must for your wardrobe. For now, let’s forget about foot floozies and focus on the long term pairs - those closet companions that are committed to getting us through every day (bless them).

Coloured ballet flats

Ballet flats are the chicest way to scoot around town. They go with everything and thus are the shoe best friend. Black is, of course, a perfectly acceptable choice, but why not opt for colour? Red is always delightful on foot, but feel free to sub it out for another colour or print.

Classic black heels

This is a basic. There’s no excuse for not having some variation of this shoe in your wardrobe. 3” heel? Feminine. Round toe? Classic. Black? Always useful. There’s no limit to what you can wear this court shoe with. It’ll service you for years to come. A worthy investment.

Nude pumps

If you’ve haven’t yet gone nude, you need to. Get them in a high heel because we want to elongate those pins of yours as much as we can. Cost-per-wear on these pumps is amazing - they’re great for semi-casual occasions, but also double as sexy evening heels.

Cork wedges

A wedge sandal is a safety net for all those summery gatherings. It’s a sandal, yes, but the addition of height instantly grows it up. Again, the nude nature of this means it’s extra versatile. This shoe is great with jeans and dresses.

Black ankle boots

You can bet your bootie you’ll get a lot of wear out of this pair. A closed-in black boot is a must for cool weather, but there’s something extra chic about the ankle cut with a 4.5” heel. The textural difference between the soft leather and the embossed patent takes them from boring to babe’n.