I Own Over 70 Pairs of Shoes, But These Are the Ones I Wear On Repeat

I guess I should start by addressing the fact that I’m fully aware that owning over 70 pairs of shoes is in no way normal. In other words, yes, I know I have a problem, but I like to think it’s partly what comes with the territory of being a fashion editor. After all, per my job description, I’m supposed to know about everything out there at every price and every style, so it’s only natural that I’d end up acquiring more things than someone with a little less exposure, right? It also doesn’t help that I’m a shoe girl through and through—but that’s another day’s story topic.

Anyway, what I can say from my experience of owning enough shoes to build a small mountain is that no matter how many you have, there are certain ones you’ll always fall back on over and over. Sure, the statement heels and strappy sandals of the world are great and all, but if you want to know what will give you the most bang for your buck, simply continue on below.

Anything Silver

This might sound highly specific, but if you regard silver as a neutral (which I do), then you can think of it as a cooler version of nude, thus making silver shoes perfect for wearing with anything and everything.

Cool Sneakers

I specify with the word “cool” because these are the sneakers you feel proud to walk around in. Not your beat-up running shoes, but rather pairs that feel fashionable first and just happen to be comfortable second.

Block-Heel Sandals

Whether I’m wearing them with a skirt to the office, with jeans on the weekend, or under a gown to a wedding, block-heel sandals are probably my most-used shoe category in spring, summer, and even fall when I can get away with it.

Ankle Boots

Simply put: I love ankle boots. I don’t care what season it is, I will find a way to wear one. Right now, I’m wearing a Western pair on repeat.

Kitten Heels

Last, but certainly not least, my beloved kitten heels. Despite my stature, my go-to keel is always on the lower side, because not only are they, of course, more comfortable, but I also feel like they complement my frame as opposed to a super-tall contrasting pair of shoes.