Basic Black Shoes

Save, spend and splash out on 3 black shoes for every wardrobe

Words: Modupe Oloruntoba

Congratulations – you made it past the 67th of January! Payday is around the corner and that means it’s time for a reward, because why else have you been working this hard? It’s difficult not to go wild with 2017’s first paycheck, especially when you’ve been struggling, but don’t be fooled – if you’re reckless you’ll have the same problem roughly four weeks from now. Not to worry, we’re here to help. 

You can keep eating noodles because that dream destination ticket is not going to buy itself, you can loosen the belt just a little and still pay for that car service, or if you have no commitments in sight, you can relax and enjoy a little something extra. Whatever you decide to swipe right on, it’s still Jan so get something useful. Versatile black shoes will never fail you, and we’ve got just the right ones.

Nothing says ‘#Girlboss’ like a good black heel. A manageable heel height and quality black leather are the only things you need to look for in this back to work companion. Wear them with everything, but keep hem lengths in mind and consider rolling them to take the corporate edge off.

If your favourite weekenders have seen better days, a new pair is definitely in order. Keep it simple and on-trend with thick black straps for easy wear. Pair them with anything in your off-duty wardrobe, and don’t forget about them during the week, either. The simple design makes them appropriate for most summer settings.

Casual style doesn’t mean bad taste, and can look just as put-together as a power suit. Use a simple, trim pair of black sneakers to pull together jeans and a tee, or even to bring a printed suit out of the boardroom and onto the street.