Given that I'm the fashion editor in my family and friend group, I'm typically the go-to for any style-related questions. But as I've been catching up with a lot of my friends and family over the last few weeks while spending time at home, I thought I'd turn the tables a bit and ask everyone else for some fashion guidance. And given that many in my inner circle have been cleaning out their closets recently, I thought I'd tap everyone to get some specific insight on their absolute favorite shoe styles. You know the ones—timeless silhouettes they'll never (ever) purge from their closets.
So whether you're shopping at the moment and looking to add a new versatile pair of shoes to your wardrobe or simply want some shoe shopping recommendations to bookmark and remember later, what's coming your way could be of interest. Keep scrolling to uncover the footwear picks six friends and family members told me will live in their closets forever, complete with a bit of visual inspiration from some of my favorite fashion girls on IG.
"Okay, I'm going to kind of combine two here. I'd never get rid of my classic black loafers or my ballet flats. They're comfortable and can make anything—even a casual outfit—feel sophisticated." — Nancy
"You can't go wrong with a pair of strappy sandals in a neutral color. While they're an ideal choice to complete a formal look, they also look cool with more casual items also. I'll never part with the style." — Melissa