Shoe Style Guide For Women: What To Wear When

Shoe Style Guide For Women: What To Wear When

Apr 15 , 2021


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Every single woman has their own style and identity.

But, with so many different shoe types out there, it can quickly become overwhelming deciding which shoes to wear when.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re going out for a party or down the bowling alley, here’s our guide to help you figure out when certain shoes should be worn.

1. Casual Shoes

It may be obvious, but casual shoes are the types that you wear on a day to day basis.

And usually, are paired with casual clothes, such as jeans, for a relaxed look.

However, some women still prefer to wear heels in the day and can be casual.

For instance, wedges can fall into this category as they are easier and arguably more comfortable to wear.

Popular casual shoe types include:


These are a flat, slipper like shoe and an essential for any woman’s wardrobe

They are extremely versatile - available in different prints and colours so you can let your imagination run away with you.

Lace Ups

Basically, any shoes that fasten with laces falls in this category.

For example, brogues and loafers.

Typically, lace up shoes offer more support because they are sturdier and they can be adjusted according to your feet - win win!


Shoes with an open back and closed front are classed as mules.

And, they are perfect for quickly slipping on and off.

Plus, they offer a more casual vibe than closed shoes.

Yet, still offer more support than flip flops.

Gladiator Sandals

When you think of sandals, you think of holidays.

Gladiator sandals offer Grecian glamour and work well with maxi dresses, jeans and even office wear.


Of course, when you’re most active - whether it be the gym or playing a sport, you want to wear trainers.

However, they’re popular for fashionwear too.

Furthermore, trainers can go with any outfit and offer comfort for any occasion.

Let’s say you’re going for a day trip to London, or heading to the park with friends or simply popping to the shops - trainers work!

2. Dress Shoes

Dress shoes are for those special occasions where you want to add elegance and sophistication. 

Although an old fashioned term, these are the shoes you want to wear when you’re dressing up and are more glamorous than your everyday shoe.

Popular dress shoes include:


The most obvious choice are heels.

Whether these are 3 inches high or 7, you still need to be comfortable.

Types of heels are; block heels, kitten heels, stilettos and platforms.

Overall, heels are a good choice to add that glamour due to the wide variety of colours, embellishments and types.

And, are there really women out there who don’t appreciate a good heel?!

Court Shoes

These are a classic style that work for formal events, like for business or weddings.

Note, they differ from the heels mentioned above because the top line of the shoe sits low down on the foot and they have a pointed toe.

Usually, they are neutral colours like black, beige and brown.

However, there are other colours widely available to better suit your outfit!


If heels are not for you, don’t panic!

You can still look elegant in a pair of brogues.

That’s right, they’re not just for men.

And, in more recent years have actually become a fashion staple for women.

Although flat, they look more formal than ballerinas and can be paired with formal wear without taking away sophistication. 

Finishing Thoughts

Of course, the shoes you decide to wear depend on how comfortable you are.

Remember, don’t feel pressured by fashion trends and focus on your own style.

And, there’s no such thing as being overdressed - ultimately, what you want to wear and when is your choice.

But, that doesn’t mean to wear 7 inch stilettos to the farm!

Want to know more? Get in touch today.

In the meantime, check our range of Comfortable Heels.

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