Quick. Think of your favourite footwear colour. It’s black, isn’t it? Black shoes are a timeless basic that look great with just about any outfit you throw at them. Choose from sky-high heels, sporty trainers or even designs for little ones to take your ensembles to the next level.
Black shoes: the foundation of your wardrobe
Black coloured shoes remain the undefeated wardrobe staple for a reason. Footwear in the classic shade pairs well with nearly everything in your wardrobe, meaning less time spent trying to decide what to wear and more time enjoying a leisurely breakfast (result). Ladies, head to work in style sporting the season’s biggest shoe trend: block sandals. With their sturdy heels, you’ll stay comfortable all day long at work and you won’t even have to switch your shoes when you’re headed to have drinks with friends after work. Guys, hit up your weekly pub quiz in all-black trainers, a flannel shirt and black skinny jeans. Don't forget your round-framed glasses to give you a bit of an intellectual edge.
Sleek and sophisticated black shoes
On those days when you’re feeling a bit cosmopolitan and want to look the part, black footwear is the answer. There’s something about shoes in the effortlessly chic shade that can instantly upgrade your outfit, whether it’s cropped flared jeans and moody black sandals, or khaki chinos and midnight-hued loafers. Black sandals and trainers are both an essential component of Fashion Week ensembles, so pick a pair of those lace-ups you’ve been eying and channel the latest catwalk looks. Even the little ones can look sleek at school in their black coloured shoes, especially when they're complemented by a playful school bag.