When looking for ways to enhance our style, we rarely consider our shoes. Yet, shoes can elevate an everyday look, add a touch of elegance to a casual outfit, or bring a pop of color to a business look. The right pair of shoes can show off your personal style and unique taste. So what shoes do we recommend? Keep reading to find out.

A Versatile Loafer

Loafers have been consistently in style since the 1930s when they were first introduced to the mainstream fashion world by G.H. Bass. By the '50s, loafers had become a symbol of wealth and class, from the popular tassel loafer to the perennial penny loafer. With a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from, a good pair or two of loafers in your closet can dress up a casual outfit or give an aura of cool to a business suit.

A Pair of Derby Shoes

The Derby is often confused for Oxford shoes, as their style is very similar. However, Derby shoes have open lacing, allowing for a wider, more comfortable fit. This style is a throwback to their sporting and hunting roots, as these shoes were originally used for hunting in the 1850s. Derby shoes are a great alternative to Oxfords, as they're dressy without going overboard. While we wouldn't recommend wearing them with a full suit, they're a great companion to a business look.

A Solid Pair of Boots

Whether you work outdoors or just like exploring, you should always have a solid pair of boots in your repertoire. A good pair of boots can be equally suitable for both work and play. When considering your boots, think of buying a pair in dark brown instead of black. Dark brown boots can work with a variety of outfits and add an extra layer of style to even a casual look. You can dress up your boots with a pair of nice slacks and a button-up shirt, or dress them down with a pair of casual jeans and a t-shirt. 

Slip-on Walking Shoes

A slip-on shoe might not be the first thing you consider when thinking about your wardrobe, but a good pair of slip-on shoes can be casual and stylish. Slip-on shoes are both comfortable and easy to wear. Many people think that slip-on shoes are clunky, but brands have been stepping up to make fashionable versions that are also supportive and comfortable. With so many styles available, it's easy to find one that will work well with your unique taste. 

Shoes are a practical apparel choice that can reflect your unique taste and personality. With these shoes in your closet's rotation, you can change up your standard outfit and add your own flair. Even if you're working with a lean wardrobe and have several pieces in your standard rotation, these shoes can take those options to the next level. Consider investing in timeless pieces that will work for years to come!

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.