12 Shoes Every Southern Woman Should Own
‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world,’ is every Southern woman’s mantra—that, or just an excuse to guiltlessly fill her closet with had-to-have-it shoes with complete disregard to the wrath of the hubs (sorry, guys). Let’s face it though—there are many occasions which a woman faces on a weekly basis that simply cannot be fulfilled by the same pair of weatherworn loafers *somebody* insists is still in wearable shape after a decade (or two). For a multi-faceted lifestyle such as that of a Southern woman, one pair simply won't do—and if that’s where we fall short as a gender, then so be it *wink*. We’ve curated a list of shoes we believe every Southern woman should own (because it’s no fun getting ready for a wedding and realizing that gosh darn it you never did purchase that pair of strappy nude sandals that you meant to that one time.) From grocery runs, to Sunday mornings, to work weeks, weddings, tee ball games and everything in between, consider this your personally curated Southern shoe wardrobe.
Nude Strappy Heels
This classic sandal will become your immediate go-to for dressy events in warmer months and can also be worn every day with white skinny jeans and a pretty blue blouse.
Buy It: $119.95; nordstrom.com
Classic Nude Pump
Never underestimate the power of the pump. A classic nude elongates legs and works double time from Sundays at church through meetings at work.
Buy It: $89.95; nordstrom.com
Classic Black Pump
Cousin to the nude pump, a classic black pump is a chic alternative when an outfit calls for a darker shade.
Buy It: $71.96; nordstrom.com
Pair these with white denim and a lightweight button-down for a breezy springtime look.
Buy It: $89.95; nordstrom.com
Stylish Slip-On Sneakers
Perfect for one of many weekly grocery runs, slip these functional sneakers on and off with ease.
Buy It: $79.95; nordstrom.com
Go-With-Everything Running Shoes
A pair of black running shoes is an exercise staple that pairs perfectly with any accompanying workout gear—and these are under $100!
Buy It: $75; nordstrom.com
Tall Leather Riding Boots
Guaranteed to serve you well all football season long. Need we say more?
Buy It: $89.75; macys.com
These staple sandals look oh-so-chic when paired with a flowy sundress.
Buy It: $39.98+; dsw.com
Chilly winter months call for a uniform of cozy sweaters, leather leggings, and chic black booties.
Buy It: $79.90; nordstrom.com
Flat Neutral Sandals
A brown leather sandal is easy to tote to the beach, to the pool, or wherever your summertime travels take you.
Buy It: $198; nordstrom.com
Sleek Rain Boots
Southern weather can be a bit finicky in the springtime, so rain boots are a must—bonus if they’re as chic as these!
Buy It: $54.95; nordstrom.com
Perfectly Impractical Splurge Shoe
No matter how high or low the cost, every lady needs a perfectly impractical shoe that makes her feel like a million bucks the moment she slips them on.
Buy It: $59.96; nordstrom.com