10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own
Must-Have Shoes: Nude Peep-Toe Pumps
As tempting as it can be to stockpile your shoe closet with feathery, sparkly, sky-high heels, we'll grudgingly admit it's not the most practical strategy (although our Tumblr tells a different story). Collect all 10 of these always-chic flats, heels and sneakers (yes, sneakers!) to save yourself from what-to-wear moments -- and some painful blisters.
Peep-toe pumps that match your skin tone are the ultimate leg-lengtheners and a chic showcase for a fresh-from-the-spa pedicure. Plus, as Natalie Portman proves, they go with almost everything under the sun.
Bing Shopping: Chinese Laundry Hotness pump
Must-Have Shoes: Black City Boots
Whether you prefer the cool knee-high boot look, like Sienna Miller, or the sexy over-the-knee style, sleek black leather boots with a not-too-high heel will take you places in this world.
Must-Have Shoes: Ballet Flats
Giving everyday dresses and jeans a chic Parisian flair, ballet flats are essential to your wardrobe, especially after a long night out (or even just a half hour) in those daring high heels. To liven up the mood, pick ‘em up in a bright color like on-the-go cutie Pippa Middleton.
Bing Shopping: Steve Madden Stephi flats
Must-Have Shoes: Wooden Platform Sandals
You can’t really go shopping or have brunch in sparkly Loubs, but sometimes plain-ol’ flats won’t do either. Pixie Geldof has the right idea with her wooden platform sandals—they’re daytime shoes with a fab nighttime attitude.
Must-Have Shoes: Canvas Sneakers
Follow Sarah Jessica Parker’s lead here, ladies, and slip on canvas sneakers on those days when you’ve really got your hands full. You’ll be comfy and look chic. Now if only every outfit warranted that description!
Bing Shopping: Converse tonal plaid double tongue
Must-Have Shoes: Black Pumps
Must-Have Shoes: Metallic Sandals
Get a pair in gold. Get a pair in silver. Make sure they’re fabulous with a capital F. And the next time you have to wear a bridesmaid dress that isn’t quite as chic as Lea Michele’s hot-pink number here, you can look down at your feet and smile.
Bing Shopping: Giani Bini Soleil sandals
Must-Have Shoes: Suede Booties
Booties in sumptuous suede are as pivotal to the fall season as pumpkin-spice lattes (yes, it’s that serious). Wear them with jeans by day, or like Gwyneth Paltrow, with something fun and leg-baring by night.
Must-Have Shoes: Flat Leather Sandals
Basic leather sandals are meant for those days when you decide to lose track of time, laze in the grass or wander without direction. Or those days when you merely wish you could. Just looking at this pic of Selma Blair makes us want to go on vacay.
Must-Have Shoes: Gorgeous Work-of-Art Shoes That Make You Happy
To Amber Heard, it’s a pair of pointy chartreuse velvet pumps. To you, who knows. Just follow your gut and whip ‘em out whenever really good (and, hey, really bad) things happen. Or just take them out and look at them from time to time—whatever makes you happy.