- Flat boots are your go-to for any daytime event. Ankle-length styles go well with jeans – choose black or brown leather to give the look a polished edge.
- Knee or calf-length boots look great when teamed with a skirt or dress.
- For more formal occasions, opt for open-toed high heels or closed pumps.
- Stock up on a couple of pairs of sandals – one pair of flip flops that you can easily slip on and off at the beach, and one more embellished style for summer evenings.
Of course, this is just a foundation. Build your wardrobe up using versatile pieces, and add accessories and one-off finds to make it your own and to follow seasonal trends. In spring, try livening up your neutral base with a bright floral scarf, or go for a statement necklace to bring a bit of sparkle. Winter is the best time to experiment with layering. You can wear your summer dresses in the colder months by adding a pair of thick tights, or mix a couple of different textures (think wool, silk and cotton) for a dynamic, thrown-together look.