Simple Heels: Option 1 | Option 2 | Option 3
Most basic options for workwear OR for going out and special occasions. I own pair #1, and there’s a small platform in the toe box which makes them a lot more comfortable than a normal pump–the heel doesn’t feel so high and doesn’t put as much weight on your toes.
Options 2 and 3 are classic, sleek styles. Instead of having that shiny, patent leather look, these look more like suede, which I personally love for pumps. Something about the matte look works well for office type looks but also works really well with jeans without me feeling too dressy or fancy.
I love #3 and am considering ordering them but I’m waiting to see how my feet are after birth until I buy anymore shoes! I LOOOOVE that color though!
NOTE: These all come in black and other colors, even some leopard and snakeskin prints.
Solid Flats: Option 4 | Option 5 | Option 6
This group addresses shoes that aren’t heels or sneakers. Any type of ballet flat is the easiest place to start if shoes confuse you. I own #4 and wear them as my go-to shoe. When all else fails, when I have to walk around a lot, when I don’t want to think about shoes, I step into these and head out the door. (See them in action here.)
There are also pointy toed flats like #5 and #6 that can elongate your leg line, whether you’re wearing jeans of any cut, straight legged slacks for work, or a skirt. Great alternative to a heel!
NOTE: All come in different colors.
Flats with Details: Option 7 | Option 8 | Option 9
Finally, flats that are neutrals and still somewhat basics but offer a little more than a plain flat. Details like quilted textures or small bow ties give more interest to the shoes without being anywhere near too much.
NOTE: All come in different colors. Option 6 comes in a two-toned white with black cap toe, kind of like Option 9 but with the quilted detail.
What’s your favorite basic type of shoe? (Like the tan flats for me!)
Also, if you have specific shoe questions please leave them in the comments. I would love to help the people who’ve asked for shoe help, but I really need more clarity on what is confusing. The more specific the questions the more helpful I can be.