One common piece of fashion advice most style writers, bloggers, and fashionistas alike all know is the importance of investing in versatile pieces for your wardrobe. We’ve all had that moment where we’ve splurged on a gorgeous dress, trendy top, or beautiful statement necklace, only to find that we have absolutely no idea of what to pair them with. Discouraged by our lack of foresight, we return these items to the store or shove them to the back of our closet, hoping that one day we’ll collect other pieces that will make the perfect match.
Versatility is especially important when it comes to buying women’s shoes. Let’s face it – if we’re going to spend money on stylish new shoes, doesn’t it make sense to invest in a pair that we’ll actually wear with more than one outfit? If you’re on the lookout for chic yet comfortable everyday shoes that will go with a variety of summer and early-fall outfits, black slides like the Carolina may be just what you’re looking for!
Classic and chic, these heeled slip-ons can be dressed both up and down to add the perfect finishing touch to virtually any look. Short heels add just the right height without sacrificing comfort – making the perfect shoes for everyday wear. While slides like these come in many different colors, from soft summer whites to eye-popping metallics, you may find that black will go with just about everything you own. It’s the ultimate neutral, because it can be worn all year round and will never go out of style.
Curious about just how versatile black slides can be? Here’s three different ways to wear this iconic yet timeless style.
Let’s start off simple with a black and white striped summer dress like the one pictured above. Stripes are all the rage this summer, according to this article from InStyle. This is especially great news, given how easy it is to translate this trend from runway to everyday. Whether you wear them horizontally or vertically, stripes are a classic look for any occasion – from casual summer barbeques to formal workplace meetings. And what goes better with an effortlessly stylish and classic striped dress than equally stylish and classic black slides? The heels give an extra bit of oomf to this otherwise simplistic look, while still maintaining harmony with the overall minimalist style. If effortless style and simplicity is your cup of tea, black slides always make an excellent addition.
If you work in an office with a relaxed dress code or get to appreciate the freedom of Casual Fridays, chances are you’re on the lookout for outfits and pieces that maintain a good balance between playful and professional. The blazer and distressed denim combination is an especially popular look in workplaces across America – it says, “I’m qualified and business-minded, but I’m also flexible and laid back.” Selecting the right pair of shoes is essential to make a union like this work – and the black slip-on mule is the clear choice for successfully achieving this look. The sleek design and two-inch heels offer that refined business-like sophistication, while their comfort and wearability makes them easy and approachable. Total win-win!
But black slides aren’t just for dresses or business attire, they also make great casual weekend shoes! If your ideal Saturday outfit is the graphic tee, white capris, and denim jacket style, slipping on a pair of black heeled mules will take your outfit to the next level, while still maintaining that casual look you crave. Whether your weekend consists of getting lunch with friends, going to the park with your children, or simply running errands – you’ll be sure to stay chic yet comfortable from sun-up to sun-down!
These are just a few of the many ways you can style classic black slides – from casual weekends to dressier occasions. Due to their versatile and wearable nature, comfortable heeled slip-ons like the Carolina are a true closet essential for any woman – and totally worth the investment. If you don’t own a pair of these timeless, effortlessly stylish slides, well … what are you waiting for?