Step-by-Step Guide to Revamp Your Shoe Closet: Must-Have New Shoe Styles for Every Occasion, plum-bottom

Step-by-Step Guide to Revamp Your Shoe Closet: Must-Have New Shoe Styles for Every Occasion

Cleaning out your shoe closet may seem like a daunting task, but it is a rewarding and refreshing experience that will not only declutter your space but also make room for new and exciting shoe styles. With the right approach, you can create a well-organized shoe collection that perfectly complements your lifestyle. In this blog, we'll walk you through a step-by-step guide to clean out your shoe closet and explore some must-have new shoe styles that deserve a spot in your revamped collection. 

Step 1: Assess Your Shoe Collection 

Begin by taking a close look at your shoe collection. Separate your shoes into categories based on their condition and frequency of use. Discard any shoes that are damaged beyond repair or those you haven't worn in the last year. Be honest with yourself – if you haven't worn them recently, chances are you won't wear them in the future. 

  • Do you love it? Simple, straightforward and honest.  Is this something that you still WANT to wear?  It’s okay to break up with a pair of shoes that no longer has your heart.  
  • Do you need it? Okay, it’s not setting your world on fire, but you know that you need some functional, basic pieces.  These are your navy loafers, your walking shoes, your waterproof boots, your house slippers. If you need it, but aren’t in love with it, maybe it’s time to find a replacement that does make you happy (and comfortable) every time you wear them.   
  • Does it fit? Even if it was the perfect size when you bought it, your feet change and so do the shoes themselves.  If it no longer fits, it’s time to make space for something that does.  
  • Time to pitch?  Okay, you love it, or you need it, but what condition is it in?  Cosmetic improvements can be made with some shoe polish or suede cleaner, but is the sole wearing thin? Stitching coming undone? Even a well-made and well-loved pair of shoes has a lifespan, and it could be time to say good-bye if they can’t be cleaned, repaired, or if they are too worn. 

Step 2: Organize by Occasion and Season 

Next, organize your remaining shoes by occasion and season. Divide them into categories like work shoes, casual wear, athletic shoes, special occasions, and seasonal footwear. This step will help you identify any gaps in your collection and make room for new shoe styles that can cover those areas. When you know what you are missing, it makes picking out a new pair less stressful because you aren't buying something in a pinch when you realize you don't have what you need for a specific need. 

Step 3: Classic Styles for Every Closet 

No shoe closet is complete without a few classic styles that stand the test of time. Consider investing in these timeless pieces.

Classic leather pumps never go out of style

Classic Leather Pumps: A pair of comfortable and versatile leather pumps will elevate your professional attire and complement any formal outfit.


white sneakers are the seasonless wonder that pair with dresses, jeans or suits

White Sneakers: The epitome of casual chic, white sneakers add a stylish touch to everyday outfits while providing all-day comfort. 


Ankle boots are a must-have classic

Ankle Boots: Ideal for both fall and winter, ankle boots can be dressed up or down, making them a must-have in any shoe collection. 


Step 4: Embrace Comfort and Versatility 

As you make room for new shoe styles, prioritize comfort and versatility. Seek out shoes that can easily transition from day to night, and that can be paired with a variety of outfits. A few styles to consider are: 

Choose chunky heeled sandals for comfort and fashion

Block Heel Sandals: These offer height and style without sacrificing comfort, making them perfect for all-day wear during the warmer months and as a transition between warm and cool seasons. 


Heeled loafers are on trend

Loafers: A classic and comfortable choice for work or casual occasions, loafers come in various materials and styles to suit your taste.  Heeled loafers are a fresh take on this timeless look. 



Slip-On Sneakers: Effortlessly stylish and easy to wear, slip-on sneakers provide comfort and convenience for those on-the-go days. 


Step 5: Fun and Trendy Additions 

While classic and versatile styles are essential, don't be afraid to add some fun and trendy shoes to your collection. These styles can add a pop of excitement to your outfits and express your unique personality. Consider these trendy additions: 

Chunky platform sandals with a back strap
Chunky Platform Sandals: Perfect for adding height and flair to your summer ensembles, chunky platform sandals are back in vogue. 


Mules: Elegant and chic, mules are an excellent choice for an evening out or a sophisticated daytime look. 


Black & cream woven textured fabric sneakers on a 2" platform sole

Statement Sneakers: Bold colors, unique patterns, and artistic designs can give your outfit an instant boost, making statement sneakers a trendy addition to your shoe collection. 

    Cleaning out your shoe closet can be a transformative experience, allowing you to declutter and make room for new shoe styles that align with your lifestyle and fashion preferences. By following our step-by-step guide and incorporating classic, comfortable, versatile, and trendy shoes, you'll have a revamped shoe closet that will inspire you to put your best foot forward every day. At Plum Bottom we are ready to help you find  a well-curated shoe collection that not only complements your outfits but also reflects your personal style and enhances your confidence in every step you take. 



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