8 "Boring" Shoe Styles You Should Always Have on Hand

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In most cases, the word "boring" has negative connotations. But when it comes to "boring" shoes, we beg to differ. Think about it: You probably wear your so-called "boring" shoes much more often than your fun, trend-driven, statement-making pairs because they're significantly more versatile. Those plain white sneakers in your closet? You probably wore them this past weekend. And those black pumps you might even be wearing right now? Think of how many times you've worn them to work. While it's great to balance your shoe collection out with pairs that are fun and festive each season, the ultimate shoe capsule wardrobe that everyone should build consists of eight styles that are considerably more simple and timeless. These "boring" shoe styles are neutral enough to pair with a variety of outfits season after season. There are options for the office, travel, the weekends, and everything in between.

So read on to find out exactly what they are and to shop our picks for each style.

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