How many shoes are too many shoes? Apparently, 8 classic styles are enough to build a capsule closet.

As an adult, smart shopping will save you from being a part of the vicious cycle of trends. Also, building a capsule closet with timeless pieces will allow you to style each pair with a wider range of silhouettes.

No matter what Carrie Bradshaw says, you don’t need new shoes for every occasion. If you make smart investments, you can go from day to night and board room to happy hour in the selected classics.

So, what are these versatile styles? Let us break it down. A trusted pair of white sneakers, strappy black heels, a pair of uncomplicated boots, a pair of loafers, brown or tan sandals, a pair of clear heels and last but not least, a good-old pair of espadrille wedge sandals.

You can wear your white trainers with practically everything. Keep your tan sandals for summer dresses or you can even pair them with high-waisted shorts and pinstriped shirts at work. Wedges are the ultimate summer footwear for those flowing floral dresses and jumpsuits you scoop out for brunch. Loafer to work is perfect, but club them with a pair of funky socks and you can even wear them off-duty. Reserve your boots for colder months and the transparent heels will come in handy when nothing seems to go with that over-the-top ensemble that requires to be the focal point.

If you’re planning to build a staple shoe closet and don’t know where to begin? Scroll below for an editor-approved list to shop from.

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