If shoes are your Achilles heel when it comes to shopping and you simply cannot say no to the latest, greatest pair of the moment, then it’s likely you have an embarrassing amount of footwear options from which to choose. And, we don’t blame you. Shoes can immediately transform the look of any ensemble in one fell swoop, and they fit your foot the same no matter what kind of day you’re having.
But, in addition to all those trendy pairs, do you also have a classic shoe repertoire that stands the test of time? If not, it may be time to update your shoe closet with a few essentials. Let the sole-searching begin with these seven pairs of shoes that will never go out of style.
1. The classic black pump
Much like the LBD, the CBP (classic black pump) is a shoe that will never go out of style. You can wear them with pretty much anything — from that little black dress to a business suit to skinny jeans with a blazer. Whether you’re wearing these pumps to a black tie gala, a cocktail party, or a brunch date, you’ll want to make sure you invest in a pair that goes the distance and is in a heel height that you can manage well. Just steer clear of the platform-style pumps. Those are not a classic.