How to make a seasonless shoe even better? Add in comfort and the ability to wear them to work.
While I enjoy summer sandals and winter boots as much as the next girl, what I truly love is a pair of shoes that can be worn across multiple seasons.
You know, a pair that’s neither too “summery” nor “wintery,” that can get you through shoulder seasons with the simple switch of an outfit or addition of socks or tights. This versatility brings down your cost-per-wear and adds to your quantity of shoe options year-round.
How to make a seasonless shoe even better? Add in comfort and the ability to wear them to work. Here are some picks that meet all these criteria and are cute to boot.
Urban Outfitters Anne Suede Loafer ($59). No one will guess these suede loafers are under $60. The brown style goes anywhere, while those in creative fields may opt for the punchy impact of the red version.
Zara Mid Heel Leather Shoes with Ankle Strap ($90). The square toe on these Zara shoes makes them look designer, and blockiness adds stability to a 2.7-inch heel.
Mango Heel Leather Shoes ($120 at shop.mango.com). These sculptural pumps look like a work of art, with bulbous heels and an asymmetrical design. They stand out, but go with anything.
Loeffler Randall Clara Ankle-Tie Pump ($325 at loefflerrandall.com). Sleek and simple, but perfectly on-trend, this pump has a block heel, suede finish, ankle ties and comes in fall’s favorite hue: oxblood.
Topshop Global Point Mules ($100 at us.topshop.com). Mix up your shoe look with a pair of modern mules in gray. They add surprising pop against black pants and dress up denim.
Rag & Bone Cooper Chain Detail Patent Leather Loafer ($295 at intermixonline.com). Slip into these refined loafers any day of the week. Patent-leather shine and a chain detail add polish.
Everlane Modern Oxford ($175 at everlane.com). These Italian-made leather oxfords walk the line between menswear and womenswear beautifully. Blush, oxblood, cognac and black versions are available.
ShopNW staff contributed to this story.