Shoes form the foundation of good style, and well-made, beautiful footwear can anchor any wild trend. Here are seven pairs of shoes that offer updated takes on classic shapes – and that never go out of style.
1. The snakeskin heel
Snakeskin has always been sexy, but can quickly turn OTT. Explore it in small doses by wearing it on the heel.
2. The biker boot
The biker boot will add grunge to your glam. But note: quality is essential. We recommend tough black leather with a smooth, polished finish that will protect it from water and ensure longevity.
3. The classic pointed pump
Pointy toes are back. Invest in a black pair that will add elegance to an everyday outfit. Pick a block heel for a contemporary take.
4. The heeled ankle boot
A pair of heeled ankle boots in a luxe fabric such as suede creates a relaxed but sophisticated feel.
5. The ballet flat
Both feminine and practical, the ballet flat is an eternal favourite; look for a pair with ankle lacing in velvet to stay on trend.
6. The smart loafer
Inspired by men’s footwear, loafers are the best for a day-to-day look. Choose a good-quality pair with a smart finish.
7. The long boot
The shoes you’ve dreamed of owning but never have: why not invest in a pair of over-the-knee black leather boots? They’re guaranteed to make you feel sexy and strong.