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5 Shoes to Start Your Capsule Wardrobe

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5 Shoes to Start Your Capsule Wardrobe

The art to curating a successful capsule wardrobe? Start with the shoes. Investing in multi-tasking footwear will lay the foundations for a successful outfit, unlocking your wardrobe’s true potential and championing a more sustainable approach for your shopping habits.

Yes, you need the shoes that can adapt to every ensemble, but who says basics need to be boring? Classic shoes will always ooze distinction, packed with personality and flare, a great pair of shoes have the transformative powers to make your next ensemble sing.

From joyfully bright heels, high-shine loafers and the boots that will serve you for the foreseeable, discover 5 of the best shoes your capsule wardrobe needs. 

Black Leather Loafers

Loafing Around: Love Chunky Loafers

One of the most fundamental investments of a capsule wardrobe are the shoes that you wear on in-between days, you know, not quite summer yet not quite autumn. Loafers are just the ticket. 

With the elegance of a dress shoe and the comfort of a humble slip-on, loafers guarantee the perfect pairing for both casual and formal settings. Sophisticated when worn with tailoring, yet instantly smartening up denim, wear these chunky loafers with everything from sharp suiting and tailored separates to knitted dresses and wide-leg denim jeans. 

Vintage Style Mary Jane Shoes

Vintage Revival: Luciana Mary Jane Shoes

Who says you can’t make an entrance in flat shoes? Mary Janes are the favourite shoes for 2023, made with a minimalist aesthetic and preppy allure, their versatility is not to be underestimated. Whether polishing up a simple jeans and jumper ensemble or complementing your workwear tailoring.  

Paying homage to bygone eras, Mary Jane shoes still feel every part of this moment as they will a future keepsake. Sculpted in glossy leathers, Luciana is shaped with a signature buckle strap and a contemporary square toe, the ideal shoes for tricky transitional dressing.

Wear these ultra-flat Mary Jane shoes with a voluminous maxi-dress for an elegant approach to pre-autumn dressing. For a Parisian-inspired look, Mary Jane shoes paired with wide-legged jeans and an oversized shirt makes a chic ensemble that will take the stress out of rushed mornings.  

White Trainers for Women

Good Sport: Padova White Trainers

Searching for the latest ‘it’ trainers may feel overwhelming but dig a little deeper and you’ll find one style that is deserving of its cult status, white trainers. A timeless staple and a day-to-night all-rounder, the pristine and perennial appeal of white trainers is something to be honoured in your capsule wardrobe.

Itineraries change and you’ve got to flex with it, so you need the shoes (sic. trainers) that will adapt to every pace and every scenario. These days, trainers are no longer the preserve of workout wear, in fact, a luxury leather pair can be worn on rotation from work to weekend, adapting to summer dresses, loungewear and sharp suiting. The ultimate year-round shoes? We think so. 
Tane Leather Chelsea Boots

Back to Boots: Veronica Goodyear Welted Chelsea Boots

There are few interpretations with more longevity than the Chelsea boot. We’ve held an affinity with these ankle boots since the Victorian era, so if an investment boot is on your agenda for the pending season (and beyond), look no further than the Veronica boots. 

A champion of slow fashion, Veronica is a Chelsea boot with a difference. Made with the enduring Goodyear Welt construction they boast a hardy leather sole that can be re-soled and repaired in the years to come, consider this to be the essential key for building a sustainable wardrobe.

Chelseas will be the boots you return to – come rain or shine. Slip them on with an embroidered cotton dress to savour the last of the summer sun, or for between-season styling, wear with sheer tights and a plaid mini skirt for a playful nod to the 1960s London mod scene. Off duty? Don the Chelsea boots with your favourite denim jeans and layer up with a knitted jumper and crisp white shirt.

Heeled Mules

Go Green: Bianka Heeled Mules

Green may be the shade of envy, but what’s fresher than nature’s most luscious shade? The colour of choice for 2022, fresh tones of apple and lime will only evoke emotions of utter joy. 

The Bianka mules in emerald are destined to command attention in every setting, whether accompanying slinky evening dresses or clashing with colour pop trouser suits. Wear these green heels with a neutral outfit to really let the zesty shade sing or serve with a slice of hot pink for a playful colour clash.

Jeans and a nice top is a fail-proof outfit option reserved for dinner dates and casual evening affairs, a trusty pair of statement heels will ensure your outfit is formulated in a matter of moments, bringing a sophisticated sign-off to the casual tone that denim brings. 


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