You know shoes are important; if whatever you're rocking below the ankle doesn't suit the rest of your look, your entire vibe could be ruined. Just imagine showing up to an interview in a beautiful suit and a dingy pair of flats. Or, a Tinder hookup in a your power dress paired with frowsy Mary-Janes. Game over. Indeed, building a collection that'll carry you through all of life's style challenges takes time, so we'd suggest starting to gather a solid assortment in your 20s. As you go, you'll find it's a great feeling to actually have appropriate footwear to face things like you first job or first fancy wedding.
If you're unsure which styles deserve a spot in your arsenal, we crafted a list of the 10 shoes you need to invest in before you turn 30. Because everyone’s budgets are different, there’s a low-priced (under $100), mid-priced, and high-priced (but nothing over $500!) option for each. Now, you just need to figure out how to fit 10 whole pairs of kicks in your itsy-bitsy studio apartment. Oh, the struggle.