For the sophisticate, we've got a polished white option right here: Zara Vamp shoe ($50).

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The cool girl knows that her Summer arsenal isn't complete without these sleek Alexander Wang Livia midheel sandals ($575) — now, go forth and style with the appropriate relaxed off-duty layers.

Thanks to the soft-hued colorblocking and quirky striped heel, these Anthropologie Korin d'Orsays ($148) offer up an easy Summer-minded shoe choice.

The silver-mirrored effect of Giuseppe Zanotti's open-toe low-heeled d'Orsays ($297, originally $595) provides the kind of high-shine polish that doesn't feel too crazy for an office look.

Our editors are obsessed with this Tibi Louise heel ($365), the most walkable of cocktail-appropriate sandals.

Leave it to Miu Miu to produce the perfect balance of classic round-toe and girlie glamour in one crystal-embellished patent pump ($895) package. Sure, this shoe may be a bit of a splurge, but we're pretty sure the decadent heel will provide the evening glamour so many of our cocktail dresses need — not to mention, the two-inch heel height is totally manageable.

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With just a pair of shorts and a simple tee, these classic black Zara sandals ($30, originally $50) add a breezy kind of polish, courtesy of a low heel.

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There's something very regal — and Marie Antoinette-inspired — about this Elizabeth and James Clark heel ($298), but our favorite part is the slightly curved upper, which gives it a smoking-slipper effect.

We've got lucite accessories on the brain — and more literally, on our feet, thanks to this low-key Affair sandal by Jeffrey Campbell ($135).

This Loeffler Randall Reina Heel ($295) hits all the right notes — and makes the day-to-night outfit transition a whole lot easier.

No, we are nowhere near tired of the Valentino rockstud pump ($945), and to prove our point, we're looking to this red and pink kitten heel version for yet another gorgeous spin on the now-iconic silhouette.

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There's nothing ordinary about the Isa Tapia Myrna low-heel pump ($135-$225, originally $450). From its jagged-edge ankle detail to its bold colorblock designer, this is the kind of heel that turns heads.

For a nude heel with ladylike twist, KORS Michael Kors Delphine Suede Slingback ($135) is as good as it gets. Pair it with a pretty pleated skirt and a tucked-in oxford shirt for a sweet-meets-preppy feel.

For the eye-catching statement (sans the pain of a killer heel), try on these Nicholas Kirkwood zigzag-print suede pumps ($695). We're thinking these would go perfectly with black-and-white fare or as a playful pop to a navy-blue ensemble.

J.Crew's Greta metallic sandals ($188) are sweet, a little edgy, and impossibly easy to walk in, thanks to a just-over-two-inch heel.

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The ladylike set will find exactly what they're looking for in this No. 21 lace kitten heel ($394, originally $789), which fuses floral embroidery, lace, and an unassuming height perfectly.

There's nothing like the snakeskin print and a high-shine yellow hue of these Jimmy Choo Aza metallic pumps ($475, originally 950) to leave a lasting impression.

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This Boutique 9 Merista sandal ($70, originally $140) comes complete with two-toned sophistication and a low heel to match.

Here's one slick way to spice up your 9-to-5 wardrobe. Diane von Furstenberg's Alice pump ($278) offers up a wearable shoe with a cool, cheetah-print calf-hair finish. Pair it with tapered trousers and a crisp blouse, and consider your office attire taken care of.

For the funkier style-setter, this Pierre Hardy classic colorblocked pump ($342, originally $591) pairs an irresistible color duo — electric blue and saturate peach — to achieve a seriously playful effect.

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