Do you ever look at a piece of clothing you just recently bought and realize you don’t even wear it anymore? Maybe you don’t like it as much as when you first bought it, or maybe its unique design just doesn’t go with enough of your clothes. That’s why it’s important to invest in classic wardrobe pieces that are practical enough to pair with a variety of outfits. It's the same when buying shoes. Trends come and go, but in the long run, you’ll want to invest in pairs that are versatile, wearable, and timeless.
Here are 10 pairs of shoes every girl should own:
Stan Smith, P9,000, ADIDAS
For the casual look and maximum comfort, you can’t go wrong with a good pair of white sneakers. Invest in a sturdy pair with a sleek design that’ll go with pretty much everything in your closet. These all-white Stan Smith shoes from Adidas are a great staple to have on your shoe rack. Plus, the leather exteriors make them much easier to clean than cloth or canvas shoes.
2. Running Shoes
UA Charged Assert 8 Running Shoes, P3195, UNDER ARMOUR
In case you didn’t know by now, not all of your casual sneakers are made for working out. These lightweight trainers from Under Armour might be a good place to start. The cushioned construction is comfortable and versatile enough to give your feet the support they need for a variety of activities. Stick to a practical colorway like this black and white one so it matches all your activewear!
Flow Sandals, P2090, RENEGADE FOLK
Sunday brunches, garden parties and trips to the beach are occasions that call for a pair of strappy sandals. Try this one from Renegade Folk, which can be dressed up for a formal occasion or dressed down for daily use. The cream-colored straps and classic brown sole will go with a variety of outfits and add a dainty touch to any look. Plus, the soft insoles and slight elevation make these sandals comfy enough for walking.
Leather High Heel Sandals, P2995, ZARA
FYou can never go wrong with black stilettos, like this pair from Zara. The thin, barely there straps will look effortlessly sexy and flatter anyone’s feet. These measure a little less than four inches in height—tall enough to give you a boost without making your feet sore.
Leather Pumps, P2995, MANGO
While strappy black stilettos are for making a sexy, powerful statement, make sure to have a more toned-down pair of heels in your collection. These pumps from Mango are reliable for office settings or family gatherings. We suggest a nude color like this one, which will go with anything and elongate your legs.
6. Block Heels
Selene, P1450, GIOVANNE THE LABEL
For a daintier option, try block heels like these slip-ons from local brand Giovanne the Label. They’re perfect for anytime you want to subtly dress up a casual outfit (even your go-to T-shirt-and-jeans combo). Trust us when we say it pays to have a not-too-high pair of heels on your shoe rack. Your toes will thank us later.
Penny Loafers, P2799, CHARLES & KEITH
Not all dressy occasions call for high heels. Practical, close-toed, reliable shoes like these loafers from Charles & Keith can be your go-to for big meetings and important lunches. These versatile shoes can be made to look professional, romantic, quirky, normcore, and more, depending on how you wear them.
Ayla, P800, HUE
Whether you’re running errands, hanging out with friends, or busy at work, you know you can slip on your black flats without a second thought and they’ll be appropriate for pretty much any setting. These pretty suede flats from Hue are the go-to pair you must have!
Slim, P949, HAVAIANAS
Stay hygienic with a good pair of slippers! Trust us when we say a comfy pair of flip flops will protect your feet and last you years. We love the shiny bronze tone on this slim pair from Havaianas, which is cute also enough to take to the beach.
Mules, P2690, H&M
Slides, or step-ins as your tita might call them, are similar to sandals but have an extra casual, effortless feel to them. We’re currently eyeing these mules from H&M, which are decked out in a unique brown snakeskin-pattern, but can still go with pretty much anything, and yes, patterned pieces, too. The animal print would bring elegance and texture to any look.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.