Now that you're familiar with a few general things to give up to be more stylish, it's time to get a little more specific and talk about the item that can make or break a look—shoes. We all have those shoes we hold onto for a bit too long, whether it's for sentimental reasons or simply because we loved them once (probably a little too much, based on their worn-out appearance).
Shoes can go in and out of the trend zone in the blink of an eye, and wearing an "out" pair can instantly make your entire look feel dated. Accordingly, we came to the conclusion that there are nine styles in particular that no longer have a place in your wardrobe in 2017—and that we don't think will be back in anytime soon. On the bright side, we have nine alternate styles that either lean more classic or are current trends that have proven their staying power. Ready to improve your style via your shoe collection?
Find out which shoes to toss and which to keep (or add to your wardrobe) below.
DITCH: Wedge-Heel Boots KEEP: Block-Heel Boots
Block heels are equally walkable as wedge heels but look much more polished and forward than wedges ever did.
While we recently reported that flip-flops may be on their way back, those old rubber iterations you were fond of in college probably shouldn't even be worn to the beach or Spin class. On the other hand, you can't go wrong with a pair of slides, whether sporty or fancy.
While "ugly" sandals are still a thing, some experts agree that it's time to say goodbye to the flatform trend. On the flip side, mules are still going strong and have become a classic in every fashion girl's shoe collection.