“Move over diamonds! I think shoes are a woman’s best friend. And although each change of season brings a new look to add to your collection, a versatile wardrobe relies on a few, go-to staples. These are my 7 favorites, perfect for any closet.” – Angelique Joseph
As the head product designer for Naturalizer, Angelique Joseph, also a wife, mom, and seasoned globetrotter, knows a thing or two about the importance of style and comfort. This fall, Angelique shares her top wardrobe must-haves for the season that will take you from running errands to the office and beyond.
1. The Essential Pump
“The ultimate go-to with the perfect platform. Our variety of textures elevates the every day.”
Just as essential as a little black dress, every woman needs a basic, wear-with-anything pump. The Michelle, in black and light tan leather, black snake print, and energizing red suede, works for both your professional wardrobe and your favorite cocktail outfits for nights on the town. A half-inch platform gives you just enough height, and innovative N5 Contour technology will keep you comfortable and supported all day long.
2. The Essential Flat
“Strike the perfect balance between casual and dressy. This one features pleats for a little feminine flair.”
A simple flat with elevated styling is appropriate for almost any occasion. The Virgo flat, in black and nickel alloy leather, features a pleating detail at the vamp that adds just the right amount of interest and femininity. Wear them to add polish to your favorite jeans or with a basic dress to keep you comfortable at work and after hours.
3. The Essential Bootie
“Add a little edge to your look. The buckle detail adds to the understated drama.”
A simple bootie can add a contemporary, chic feel to your fall wardrobe. In warm taupe, black and brown leather, the Elenor booties get an extra special detail with a side buckle and wraparound strap. A 2 and 1/2 inch heel provides leg-lengthening height and makes the shoe style appropriate for both dressy and casual looks. Wear them with tights and a basic dress or tuck in your skinny jeans and top off the look with a cozy sweater for a fashionable fall look.
4. The Essential Boot
“You’ll turn to the riding boot year after year for its effortless style. We’ve crafted ours in soft leather, added all-day comfort and classic hardware.”
The classic and timeless style of a riding boot adds sophistication and warmth for fall. The flat Jordie boots, in four on-trend hues with side buckle details, are perfect for an elevated casual look with an easy long-sleeved dress or your favorite tailored pants and a warm and neutral long-sleeved top.
5. The Essential Loafer
“The perfect ‘running around’ companion. Our petal detail makes weekend wandering a little more stylish.”
Weekend casual doesn’t have to sacrifice style. The Kaster loafers, in leather or suede, include thoughtful details like a moc toe and metallic band across the vamp with the signature Naturalizer petal logo. N5 Comfort technology, with a flexible sole, lightweight materials, and extra cushioning, makes them wearable throughout your day. Sport them around town, lounging at home, or on a weekend getaway for a tailored and polished addition to your casual wardrobe.
6. The Essential Handbags
“From work to weekend getaways, totes are the perfect choice. Metallic accents add a splash of sophistication.”
Whether you’re carrying your whole life or just a few essentials, accessorize your look with handbags that are as stylish as they are practical. The Star tote in a pebbled faux leather is an elevated edition of your favorite carry-all, appropriate enough for your professional wardrobe. A metallic decorative lock gives it an extra elegant edge. When you just need to carry a few things, the Dipper crossbody is an easy, stylish choice with multiple compartments to keep everything organized.