Vacations are a time for exploring, learning, and experiencing things you never thought possible. So when it comes time to pack your bags and jet off to somewhere new, the last thing you want to fuss over is your wardrobe, least of all your footwear options. Since you’re packing outfits for many different days and completely varying activities, choosing which shoes to bring can be a struggle. If you’re a chronic over-packer, you already know this plight.
The easiest packing solution is to bring a pair of shoes that goes with everything in your wardrobe — or at least most of it. Sticking to neutral colors like black, brown, gray, white, or navy is always a smart way to go, but metallic and blush tones are also surprisingly practical options. These can be worn with darker colors like black trousers for a fun pop, with denim pants for a more casual activity, or with earthy tones for an unexpected pairing. Also bring classic silhouettes with no bells or whistles — I’m looking at you, sequin lovers.
Read on to see our favorite neutral shoes that will go with just about everything in your suitcase.