When you begin assembling an outfit, what is the first piece you start with? Aside from obvious things like underwear and basics, your look might centre around your favourite pair of jeans, or perhaps a new dress you’ve been eager to wear. For many of us, one of the last pieces of the outfit puzzle will be our shoes. In the back of your mind, you may have earmarked a pair, but nine times out of 10, shoes won’t have been the main priority in your ensemble, but something that orbits around whatever that key element is.
The thing is, I think the success of any outfit is directly correlated to the shoes we wear with it. Which is why, in 2024, I’m making a pledge to give my shoes more attention and consideration—even using them as the starting point for my outfits. I feel confident in this commitment, as I’ve already worked out the six styles I want to wear next year. Which you’ll find below.