Every Shoe Style You Should Own by Age 30

There's no denying the power of the perfect shoe. Not only is the right pair the foundation of any outfit, but it can completely transform your look like that. That's why we suggest building the ideal collection in your 20s. Start your solid assortment early and you'll have the right style for every event that comes up throughout life—job interviews, weddings, and everything in between.

While you'll undoubtedly continue adding to your shoe closet over time, there are a few styles you should start investing in early on. We tapped shoe expert and Barneys New York senior fashion director Tomoko Ogura to craft the ultimate checklist for you below.

Keep scrolling to peep the styles (for every budget!) that'll give you a leg—well, foot—up in the style department from now on and forever.