12 shoes every woman should own

12 shoes every woman should own
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12 shoes every woman should own

A basic black pump in suede or leather is the ultimate go-to, they pull together any outfit and add instant sophistication.

Laura Brown in Manolo Blahnik pump

Manolo Blahnik pumps, $595, neimanmarcus.com.

A barely-there ankle-strap sandal goes with just about anything and lengthens your legs.

Carine Roitfeld in Givenchy Sandals

Narciso Rodriguez sandals, $895, shopBAZAAR.com.

Need to add a little edge to your look? Ankle boots do the trick when paired with jeans or dresses.

Amanda Weiner in 3.1 Phillip Lim boots

Saint Laurent Paris booties, $950, net-a-porter.com.

The quintessential run-around shoe, and a preppy-wardrobe staple, we favor a basic black or a bright color when it comes to flats. 

Magdalena Frackowiak

Repetto flats, $215, stylebop.com.

Snakeskin or leopard heels add sultry style to your look. We also consider this print a neutral when mixing with other prints.

Poppy Delevingne

Pierre Hardy pumps, $915, shopBAZAAR.com.
Metallic heels are a no-brainer for an evening look—but they also work for daytime. 
Jimmy Choo sandals, $850, net-a-porter.com.

This '90s style is making a serious comeback—the stacked heel gives you a little height without sacricing any comfort. 

Joanna Hillman in Celine sandals

Marni sandals, $770, shopBAZAAR.com.

Wedges lend a lot of height and a lot of style.

Shea Marie in Celine wedges

Michael Kors wedges, $650, shopBAZAAR.com.

A fashionable sneaker is the perfect weekend shoe, pair it with jeans and dresses alike.

Nasiba Adilova in Comme Des Garcons sneakers

Superga sneakers, $65, superga-usa.com.
The ubiquitous summer shoe to pair with everything from cut-off shorts to a floral sundress.
K. Jacques sandals, $300, shopBAZAAR.com.
Tall boots, especially with a nod to equestrian style are timeless. They're essential for fall, and add polish to a t-shirt and jeans look.
Gucci boots, $1,350, net-a-porter.com.

Through snow and ice—all-weather boots are a must, especially when you can't bear to put on chunky snow boots for the umpteenth time.

Josephine Skriver

Frye boots, $298, thefryecompany.com.
Aside from diamonds, we're pretty sure shoes are a woman's best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it's hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of black boots. So, if you're looking to make a major investment this season, or spring cleaning is on your horizon, here's an easy guide to help you streamline. Click through for the classic shoes every fashionable woman should have in her closet.

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