Before the dawn of a new season, I like to reevaluate an area of my apartment very near and dear to my heart: my shoe closet. I take stock of all the shoes that are continuing to serve me well, get rid of the few that have reached the end of their lifetime, and take note of which pairs I want to add to my collection next.
Now that the cold weather is settling in, I’ve compiled a list of the five key shoes that will define my winter wardrobe. Spend a few minutes on Instagram or any street style site, and you’ll see that these pairs are seasonal must-haves. Steve Madden has an excellent selection of all five styles, which I’ll be shopping at Zappos (my go-to footwear retailer). These styles are just one click away from your shoe closet, and here’s everything you need to know about them.