One Editor Reveals How Many Shoes You Should Really Own

I'm not about to tell you that you should own a million pairs of shoes. Quite the opposite, in fact—no one wants to find themselves in a Carrie Bradshaw situation, no matter how dreamy it might seem at the outset. I consider myself a minimalist when it comes to my wardrobe. I rarely have any colour in it and tend to stick to the basics: grey, black, blue, camel, white and khaki. I do deviate sometimes, but that has to be for a special occasion (e.g., a pink dress I bought for a wedding-guest look).

I apply this fairly strict rule to my shoe wardrobe, too, as I want to reduce the stress I have selecting my outfit in the morning. Now, if you have the kind of shoe obsession that means you can't go a month without buying a new pair, that's fair enough. However, if you're keen to know how many you should own to keep looking chic and never under-dressed but without loads of clutter, then read on for my simple guide—because this amount clearly can work. Keep scrolling for one editor's tips on how many shoes you should really own…

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