You Can Wear These Versatile Shoes for Any Occasion

When it comes to your shoe collection, remember quality is more important than quantity (though your shopping habits may say otherwise). Instead of buying a new pair every time you schedule something fun on your calendar, it’s best to have a few pairs of very versatile footwear options that can work for any occasion. And these 10 selections aren’t just gorgeous, they’re also the kind of shoes you’ll never have to worry about looking inappropriate in. Whether you’re going fancy or keeping things relaxed, these awesome shoes will always fit the bill.

1. Jessica Simpson Rainn Leather Sandals


Jessica Simpson Rainn Leather Sandals

Jessica Simpson Rainn Leather Sandals | Lord and Taylor

If you’re getting tired of wearing black heels on a daily basis, remember red is another wonderfully versatile color. Jessica Simpson’s Rainn Leather Sandals have a stylish design that can be played up for formal occasions, but the stacked heel is also relaxed enough to be made casual. Pair them with a white dress or jumpsuit, and accessorize with red nail polish.

2. Halogen Iris Lace-Up D’Orsay Pump

Halogen Iris Lace-Up d'Orsay Pump

Halogen Iris Lace-Up d’Orsay Pump | Nordstrom

Comfortable, feminine shoes are an absolute must if you want to take your feet from day to night. We particularly like the Iris Lace-Up d’Orsay Pump from Halogen, which strikes the percent balance between everyday and extraordinary. The low heel means you’ll never be in pain, but the lace-up tassels are eye-catching enough to be worn to work events and family functions.

3. Mango Slingback Ballerina

Slingback Ballerina

Slingback Ballerina flats | Mango

You may not immediately think of fuchsia as a versatile color, but you’d be surprised at how flexible Mango’s Slingback Ballerina shoes are. These bright flats can easily be worn with jeans and a T-shirt when you’re hanging out with friends, or be made fancier with a little black dress and a clutch.

4. Kate Spade New York Milan Too Pointy Toe Pump

Kate Spade New York Milan too pointy toe pump

Kate Spade New York pumps | Nordstrom

Kate Spade New York often gives you a high-end look, but many of the shoes are suitable for even the most casual of plans. The Milan Too Pointy Toe Pump, in particular, is appropriate for literally anything you have scheduled — a doctor’s appointment, movie date, work, and beyond. Seeing as they come in six gorgeous colors, you may as well invest in more than one.

5. Sam Edelman Stanley Suede Crisscross Sandal

Sam Edelman Stanley Suede Crisscross Sandal

Sam Edelman Stanley Suede Crisscross Sandal | Neiman Marcus

Versatile shoes should be made with a reliable, long-lasting materials, have a low enough heel to avoid getting blisters, and come in a color that matches a majority of your daily essentials. Fortunately, Sam Edelman’s Stanley Suede Crisscross Sandal checks all of these boxes, and retails at a fair price. Run, don’t walk, to get yourself a pair! 

6. ASOS Olivia Pointed Heels

Olivia Pointed Heels

Olivia Pointed Heels | ASOS

Some of the most versatile shoes take their inspiration from previous decades and become instantly classic in the process. These Olivia Pointed Heels from ASOS are a great example, offering a modern take on the Mary Jane heels made popular in the 1950s. We have to admit, we think they’ll continue to look this good in the decades to come.