When it comes to having a stockpile of shoes we do not need, everyone is guilty as charged. Save yourself the stress of having shoes that are not essential and serve no real function. Every closet deserves practical shoes that take our outfits to a whole new level. Check out our five essential shoes that can elevate your outfits in seconds.

Black Strappy Heels

Black is the go-to color for anything, you can do no wrong in black high heeled sandals. Looking for the ideal summer outfit? Pair your sandals with denim, an off the shoulder crop top and throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses.

Amanda Du-pont

Point Toe Pumps

This is the perfect choice for looking polished. Pumps are definitely a game changer and the ideal choice for the busy BellaStylista. They will take you from desk to dinner in a pinch.Take your style cues from Tamar Awobotu below


Tamara Awobotu



We cannot ignore how huge the sneaker market has become in just a few seasons, luxury houses are getting in on the athleisure craze just as much as sports brands. There is no better time to be caught in sneakers than now. Looking for an of the moment pick? Trendy ‘Dad‘ sneakers are definitely a celebrity fave, and we think you should jump on the trend too. Sneakers are super comfortable and not to mention fabulous with a capital F. Take a look at Lisa Folawiyo‘s take on the Dad sneakers trend.




These are perfect for looking casually chic, they are not overly serious but can work equally well for semi formal events.





We all need a pair of slides in our closet, not owning one is almost a fashion offence! Slides are like your best friends, they come through when you need them the most. Slides can be paired with almost any casual look from shorts to distressed jeans. Think of them as your foolproof armour against sore feet.

Bolaji Ayinde