I've Worn These Shoe Styles for Over a Decade Because They're So Versatile



Melissa Meyers recently shared the accessories she's worn for years because they're timeless in her eyes. Well, she offered up more on the topic with an expansion on the shoe styles she's consistently worn for over a decade because of their highly versatile and easy-to-style nature. While she's certainly tested out a wide variety of shoe trends, it's the selects ahead that are front-runners and, more or less, could go with just about everything. 

Keep scrolling to check out the top picks that could be styled to work for more casual or dressier ensembles. You'll also uncover visual inspiration from Meyers to showcase how she's styling the shoe silhouettes in question right now. Interested in adding a fresh pair of shoes to your rotation? There's a range of shopping recommendations throughout as well.


On Meyers: Zara loafers

"Loafers exude a sophisticated, chic style, and I've been wearing elevated ones like these from Zara for years now for an extra touch of glamour. They are easy to wear, practical, and chic at the same time, making them the perfect choice for every day. Whether you pair them with trousers for a tailored look or with jeans for a more laid-back outfit, loafers are always versatile and fashionable."


I've Worn These Shoe Styles for Over a Decade Because They're So Versatile



On Meyers: Prada heels

"Slingbacks and the classic pumps have always been a favorite shoe of choice for me and have a chic 'old money' look. I like to wear them with everything from jeans and trousers to skirts and dresses. I've been living in these by Prada and have had different versions of them over the years. The metallic finish adds a touch of glamour, making them perfect for special occasions or adding a touch of luxury to any outfit. I also love wearing lower-heel slingbacks that offer a more casual vibe."

Classic Flat Sandals

On Meyers: Saint Laurent sandals

"I love a classic sandal and over the years have splurged on a few pairs of these Saint Laurent Tribute slides! I justify this purchase because I tend to wear them year in and year out. This color is the perfect metallic shade that goes with everything … not quite gold and not quite silver. I also have them in nude. There are so many amazing affordable styles that are very similar to this sandal and the wildly popular Oran sandals by Hermès [that are] beloved by so many editors."


On Meyers: New Balance sneakers

"Sneakers have been popular outside the gym for at least a decade now, and I love to wear them with fashion-forward items these days, including dresses and trousers. They are my number one for comfort and style. Whether you're working out, running errands, or simply looking for a reliable and stylish everyday shoe, New Balance sneakers are my cool kicks of choice these days."


On Meyers: Raye wedges

"Wedges are a classic, more comfortable alternative to your typical heel, and I seem to break mine out every summer. This pair is neutral in color, and the sleek shape pairs well with so many outfits. The woven espadrille-style heel adds a trendy and summery vibe. With a comfortable wedge heel, these shoes provide added height without sacrificing comfort. Whether you wear them with a flowy sundress for a beachy look or dress them up with long tailored pants, wedges are always a great summer option."