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10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Nov 21 2015 - 8:00am

If we lived by Carrie Bradshaw's rules, then we could never have too many shoes. Sometimes, we think that may be the case. However, we don't have the budget (or closet space [1] for that matter) to jump on every single trend [2].

To make your wardrobe planning a little easier, we've zeroed in on the 10 key shoe styles every woman should have in her closet. If you adhere to this foolproof footwear plan, then you'll always have the pair you need. From your secret-weapon statement shoe to the go-anywhere ankle boot, click on to see, shop, and stock your closet with all the necessary ingredients.

Then be sure to read up on the rest of your wardrobe essentials:

Basic Ballet Flats

Ballet flats (or skimmer flats) are a no-fuss solution to feeling polished and pulled together while on the go. They're equal parts ladylike and casual, meaning we can wear them with pretty pleated skirts, shift dresses, or even cutoffs.

Sam Edelman Sara Cap Toe Ballet Flats [8] ($130)

Casual Kicks

Gym sneakers are meant for the gym, but a pair of cute kicks like these are a wardrobe basic worth investing in. They'll look a whole lot sweeter with jeans than your cross-trainers will.

Vans Classic Perforated Slip-Ons [9] ($60)

Go-With-Everything Ankle Boots

It's no wonder these ankle boots have a huge celebrity following. The neutral hue and walkable heel will serve you well year-round.

√Čtoile Isabel Marant Dicker Boot [10] ($635)

Summer Wedges

Come Spring and Summer, we make the seasonal shift to sandals. Great wedges are easy to walk in and pair just as well with party dresses as they do with casual shorts and denim.

Joie Lena Leather Espadrille Sandals [11] ($148)

The Classic Pump

This pair of polished pumps will never let you down. From the office to your evenings out, these are a classically chic finish to everything.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies 100 Black Leather Pump [12] ($675)

Everyday Sandals

Think of these as your much-cooler alternative to flip-flops. Since we gravitate toward flat sandals all Summer long, make sure you opt for a pair with details you'll be happy to slip into on a daily basis. Something with a fun color or great studded finish can up the ante on your everyday dress.

See By Chloe Ankle Strap Flat Leather Sandals [13] ($159)

Statement Heels

Every girl needs a pair of seriously sexy heels in her arsenal. Whether you opt for vibrant color, a statement print, or ultrasexy detailing, this pair should be the one you throw on with everything from jeans to your evening dresses to feel instantly sexy.

Aquazzura Rebel Stud Perforated Suede Lace-Up Sandals [14] ($885)

Classic Riding Boots

For Fall, Winter, rain, and beyond, a pair of tall boots lends polish and protection from the elements. They're as chic as they are practical.

Frye Dorado Riding Boot [15] ($598)

Nude Heels

Nude heels are a no-brainer for completing our evening looks as well as our dressier day ensembles. They're seasonless, go with everything, and pull double duty, lengthening our stems.

Jimmy Choo Lang Leather Heeled Sandals in Nude [16] ($795)

Smart Oxfords/Loafers

Smart brogues or loafers have become a wardrobe mainstay. Think of these as an office-to-off-duty alternative to sneakers with a preppy-cool twist.

Rag & Bone Meli Wingtip Oxfords [17] ($495)

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