Ask any girl in her 20s and you’ll discover shoes are one of her favourite fashion statements; some may have a small collection of shoes and others, a large shoe wardrobe.


However, even the biggest shoe closet would feel useless without the right types of footwear.

Just like clothes, it is important to go for functionality as well as fashionable when growing a shoe wardrobe.

In Africa, these four types of footwear are the best bet for any female in her 20s:

Court shoes

For that stylish 20-something-year-old female who loves to rock at work, court shoes are the best bet. Not restricting colour options, court shoes are available in every size, pattern, material, and colour imaginable.

Court shoes have a way of breathing life to even the dullest outfit, at the same time giving off an air of sophistication.

Do not be intimidated if you are on a tight budget. Investing in basic colours of court shoes (black, nude, brown etc.) would make a safe bet as they can go with virtually every outfit.


What’s more, court shoes can also double as a good option for other occasions like wedding ceremonies, church service, formal dinners etc.


Sneakers have evolved with modern fashion, doubling as both a great piece for casual and semi-formal wear.

Again, one must not break the bank to have sneakers in every shade. Go for styles and colours that are both universal in functionality and are of great quality.

For casual occasions, sneakers can be paired with shirt dresses, skater dresses, pair of jeans, skirts etc. In a semi-casual setting, sneakers can be paired with power suits, shirts, plain pants etc.


When picking out a pair of sneakers, go for pairs complimenting your personal style.

Sandals and slides Photo credit:

Because of those warm days, having a pair of kick-ass sandals is a great option. The great thing is that there are a lot of Nigerian-made sandals of great quality and styles.

Slides too are great options for warm days and casual outings.

Again, to maximize a pair of sandals or slides if on a tight budget, purchase in simple colours and styles.

Ballerina pumps or pointy flats

Ballerina pumps are easily one of the most comfortable footwears any female can own.

Pumps can be worn with dramatic clothing like summer dresses and laid-back clothing like jeans and tops.

On the other hand, pointy flats might be restricted to a narrower range of occasion. These footwears give off a sense of sophistication and make the perfect fit for ladies who cannot tolerate corporate court heels.

In addition to the mentioned footwears, wedge sandals, high boots, ankle boots, mules, strap sandals and running shoes, make up as good essentials for those who can afford them.


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