A good pair of shoes can last a lifetime, making them the ultimate long-term investment. This does not necessitate an extensive wardrobe. A couple of versatile pieces will suffice. Avoiding fast fashion and trendy pairs in favor of classics that you’ll be just as happy to pull out of storage next fall will save you money. A simple white sneaker can elevate any outfit to the level of polished and carefree. We’ve already talked about how versatile they are and how they can be worn year-round. After finding a pair you love, it will be hard to let them go. A good LBB is just as important as a good LBD in your wardrobe. They can be worn with anything from a pair of jeans and a T-shirt to a business-casual outfit appropriate for the office. Depending on your preferred heel height, opt for an ankle-high pair. We don’t know how we lived without the loafer before it appeared on the scene a few years ago. Because they’re completely flat, they’re a chicer alternative to ballerina flats and instantly elevate any outfit. If you’ve never worn loafers before, go with a plain black pair; if you already own a pair, consider adding a pair in a vibrant color or print to spice things up.