Tips Towards A Minimalist’s Shoe Wardrobe

This is a tricky one for me I tell you!

It all depends on the weather you live in and what your lifestyle is like.

The tricky part comes when you have to try and match your shoes to your outfit.

But if you wear different outfits and styles, certain shoes don’t work or look funny.

The solution?

Wear clothing in the same-to-similar styles, lengths, colour palette and patterns, as not to have to keep running out to buy the RIGHT shoe for what you’re wearing.

Buy your shoes in neutral but fun colours & tones (metallics such as bronzes, silvers or pewters are always solid bets for my wardrobe) to keep it from being a yawn.

Buy pairs of shoes that can match with several outfits, rather than just one (a hard lesson learned!).

Be realistic & re-use your outfits. Seriously, if the same dress hanging in your wardrobe can be substituted for a similar event in the future, then you don’t need two, even if you think everyone knows you’ve worn that before (who cares what they think? :P).

I will say for the record however, that if you own shoes that you DO NOT wear, but just bought because they were beautiful (or whatever), then …. maybe you can claim them as art pieces. 😉

Don’t get caught up in the numbers either!

In my eyes, a minimalist’s shoe wardrobe can be 20, even 30 shoes, as long as they each serve a practical purpose and function.

What if someone hikes, bikes, scuba dives, runs, plays soccer, plays golf, ..etc & so on.

I know you can’t use the same shoes for each sport, so if someone has different sets of shoes for different parts of their lifestyle, I say: Go for it!

About the Author

I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.