If there’s one thing us ladies are known for, it’s our love of shoes. And, while we’re all for breaking gender stereotypes, it’s got to be said that this one is often pretty on the nose. While the men in our lives seem to make do with one or two pairs, we can’t imagine coping with any less than…twenty?
Okay, it isn’t always that bad. But, most of us do find that we can’t move for the shoes on our closet floors. After all, you want to have the perfect pair for each outfit you own, right? Before you know, things get out of control. What’s worse, you end up with pairs which only go with that one outfit you barely wear. But, who can complain about that when these babies look so beautiful all in a row? And, does anything beat that feeling of holding a brand new shoe box between your hands?
There is, of course, one issue. You’re working with limited floor space. As such, there’s going to come a time when you need to get real about which shoes you actually need. Hence where shoe rehab comes in. Believe it or not, it’s possible to get by on far fewer pairs than you might imagine. By focusing on staple options with many purposes, you could slash your collection in a significant way.
Of course, this is nothing new. There are websites all across the internet telling you about the ‘shoes you really need in your wardrobe’. But, most of these settle at around the ten-pair mark. Though it might not seem like it now, that’s still a pretty bad addiction! Especially when you consider your man’s nice little four-shoe collection. But, we think we may have solved the issue by taking things down to five. That’s right; we really are saying you could get by on five pairs of shoes. All you need to do is read on to find out how.
The woman in black..boots
We couldn’t start this list without mention of the traditional black boot. You don’t need to us to tell you that this is a staple go-to for many women’s wardrobes. Whether you opt for a heeled choice, or something more comfortable like a pair of Doc Martins, this is a must. In fact, you might find that you reach for these babies more than any other pair of shoes you own. But, why do we love our boots so much? And, why do they need to be black? In truth, boots are fantastic because they’re versatile. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a pair of jeans or a dress; you can always make these work. As for the coloring, it’s again a matter of versatility. Opting for bright colored boots is sure to leave you struggling for matches. They might look great, but you’ll again find yourself in a position where these only work with certain outfits. Plus, opting for a cream or white design is sure to lead to marks the moment you walk out the door. By comparison, black boots hide a multitude of sins. That means you can wear them on the rainiest days and not suffer for it. So, you could say that these deserve gold in the footwear stakes. [Read more…]