New Feature: Tuesday Shoesday

It’s no secret that I love shoes. If you follow me on Instagram, that love for shoes is more than obvious based on the #TuesdayShoesday posts I share. Evidence: Exhibit A, Exhibit B, and Exhibit C, among many others.

Now, it’s time to bring that shoe love directly here to Wear + Where + Well. So, welcome to the first installment of Tuesday Shoesday, where I’ll be sharing my love for shoes each Tuesday.

4 Must Have Neutral Pumps

Let’s start the shoe discussion with some closet classics, shall we?

While I certainly have an affinity for fun, quirky, even outlandish heels, the reality is that I spend most of my days wearing classic, closed-toe neutral pumps. That’s what is appropriate for my conservative engineering office environment.

Over my 16 plus years of working in corporate America, I’ve found four neutral pumps to be absolutely essential in my closet:

  • Black pumps
  • Nude pumps
  • Red pumps
  • Leopard print pumps

(Yes, I’m counting red and leopard as neutrals!)

Not only are these four pumps must-haves for the office, but they transition wonderfully to the evening. With these four shades of shoes, you’ll have something to go with everything in your closet. For that timeless, ladylike look, look for a single-soled, pointy toe, closed toe stiletto pump. This style can take you from day to night in effortlessly chic, feminine fashion.

Here are options for each neutral in three different price category:

  • Splurge ($500+)
  • Sensible ($100 to $500)
  • Save (under $100)





Do you have classic pumps in your closet?

If so, which of these colors do you have? If not, I suggest you add some this season. Which ones might you add this season? No matter your price range, there are fabulous options for you!

Happy Tuesday Shoesday! Make it a great one.


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  1. Erica says:

    What a fabulous idea for a blog post! I totally agree with your must-have neutrals too! Love your choices! Well done! Happy Tuesday Shoesday!!!

    xx Erica

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey thanks so much, Erica! Hope you’re having a great week.

  2. Carolyn says:

    totally agree with you about those pumps being musts!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, C.

      I recently coincidentally broke the heels off of two longtime favorite pair of black pumps! So it was time to restock the basics.

  3. Sheri says:

    What a great post, Carrie.

    I wear a lot of neutral black shoes to the office. I was wondering, are you required to wear hose at your office, or can you wear bare legs? Just wondering if bare feet ruin your beautiful shoes / ruin your pedicure? I struggle with that.

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey Sheri –

      Truth be told, black is usually my last choice. So many other interesting options out there, even for the office (nude, red, leopard to name a few).

      Anyway, no I don’t have to wear hose. I don’t have any issues messing up my pedicure in my high heels. I do make an effort to wipe the insides down with a damp cloth and soap every week or so.

    2. Sheri says:

      Thanks for the tip 🙂

  4. Bella B says:

    I think I am going to enjoy this Tuesday feature! Thanks for including options in my price range. 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Awesome! I’m glad you like, Bella. Thank you.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Nadin! I appreciate you stopping by.

  5. Jane says:

    Love these classic pumps! Awesome picks!

    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Jane! I hope your week has been great.

  6. Lauren says:

    This is such a fitting series for you! You, by far, have the most amazing selection of shoes. I can’t wait to see more! XO

    1. Carrie says:

      Well thank you so much, Lauren! It did seem like a nature fit.

  7. Sarah says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more. All of these are beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Sarah!

  8. Mia says:

    Great picks!All of these are gorgeous! 🙂
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Mia! I appreciate you stopping by.

  9. Merritt says:

    I agree about the nude, black and leopard, but I have a pair of red pumps and NEVER wear them. I love the color red, but unless it is clothing, I never wear it. Like I have a Saint Laurent red bag and it’s another item I never seem to reach for. But I love red dresses!!!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      I hear ya, Merritt. And I don’t entirely disagree. I think I like to work them in as a punch of color at the office when I do wear all over neutrals like black and navy and such.

  10. Ashley says:

    Red and Leopard are absolutely neutrals!! I wore my red pumps for my wedding and got sooo many compliments! They bring the perfect pop of color without clashing too much — exactly like a neutral!


    1. Carrie says:

      Oh that’s awesome, Ashley! What red shoes did you wear for your wedding?

  11. Carrie says:

    wow want it all

    Posts online about Amalficoast, Tahiti, Egypt…

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Carrie.

  12. monic says:

    i am in need of a pair of nude heels !


    1. Carrie says:

      Oh definitely get some, Monic! So versatile. Just try to find some that match your skin tone well.

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