What are the 10 shoe styles every woman should own?

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    In the spirit of streamlining your inevitably abundant shoe collection, we have simplified your must-keep list. And while footwear trends may weave in and out from platform to sleek, we can assure you these 10 styles are here to stay.

     

    Images clockwise from top left: Fash N ChipsCasey's Collection, Sincerely Jules, Late Afternoon

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    Must-Have #1: Black Barely-There Sandals

    This sandal is best for spring, summer, and early fall. It is meant to be as minimal as possible, perhaps with just a strap or two to keep your foot in place. It helps to elongate your legs and show off a new pedicure, and doesn’t compete with the rest of your look.

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    Must-Have #2: Nude Pumps

    You want to find a pump that is a touch beige and a touch peach. In other words: a "nude" hue that will go with everything from a black dress to a floral pant. Find a flattering style that serves as an extension of your long gams and can be the one stop shop to minimalist packing for long trips. 

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    Must-Have #3: Bright Pumps

    Since your day-to-day uniform is usually a smattering of neutrals, invest in a brightly colored pump that can quickly liven your look. A turquoise or fuchsia stiletto surprisingly goes with most things in your wardrobe and can take a look from ordinary to extraordinarily festive.

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    Must-Have #4: Red Ballet Flats

    We are forever fans of a classic ballet flat in bright red. They look fantastic paired with a t-shirt and dark jeans combo or with a nautical striped sweater. Additionally, they look sweet styled with a black or navy casual dress and enviable with polka-dot anything. 

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    Must-Have #5: Gold Flat Sandals

    Think of gold flat sandals as a piece of foot jewelry. This style serves as a dressy alternative to heels and works with everything from party pants to your dressiest of dresses. You can go with simple two-strap versions or Grecian-influenced numbers.

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    Must-Have #6: Nude Wedges

    The wedge is simply a comfortable way to give you height. A neutral version can be great with a wide-leg trouser, jeans, or a super long casual dress. Plus, you can always rely on them for long summer nights or beach-y weddings.

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    Must-Have #7: Low Cowboy-Inspired Booties

    A short western-inspired boot is a total necessity for both skinny jeans and dresses. It can add a little boyish charm and give your look some rough and tumble flexibility.

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    Must-Have #8: Low Profile Sneakers

    A classic sneaker, like Chuck Taylors or Vans, can be your go-to tennis shoe when you really need to move and shake. These comfortable shoes are great with everything from harem pants to trouser shorts.

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    Must-Have #9: Animal-Print Statement Shoes

    Embrace your playful side with a go-to pair of super sexy statement shoes in a classic animal print like leopard, snake, or zebra, and wear with wild abandon.

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    Must-Have #10: Timeless All-Weather Boots

    A knee-high style, like wellies or a riding boot, can come in handy for cooler or rainy climates. When armed with a stylish pair, you will feel great even when the weather is not.

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    You probably are already familiar with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. These Los Angeles-based stylists are known for their work with red-carpet favorites like Emma Roberts and Mandy Moore, to name a few. In addition to their noteworthy stylist careers, the ladies are also the geniuses behind the beloved denim brand Current/Elliott. They will be answering your style questions, so be sure to submit your most pressing queries today!

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Nina Single Sole Mid Heels

Nina Single Sole Mid Heels

Topshop, $90
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Gold Line Sandals

Gold Line Sandals

Givenchy, $695
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Jane Leather Sandals

Jane Leather Sandals

Saint Laurent, $795
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Abel Patent-Leather Pumps

Abel Patent-Leather Pumps

Jimmy Choo, $575
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Golden Box Point Mid Shoes

Golden Box Point Mid Shoes

Topshop, $95
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Abel Suede Pumps

Abel Suede Pumps

Jimmy Choo, $575
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Gwenda Suede Court Pumps

Gwenda Suede Court Pumps

Topshop, $116
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Leather Pumps

Leather Pumps

Fendi, $650
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Leather Pumps

Leather Pumps

Gianvito Rossi, $645
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Monroe Suede Pumps

Monroe Suede Pumps

Charlotte Olympia, $695
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The Cendrillon Patent-Leather Ballet Flats

The Cendrillon Patent-Leather Ballet Flats

Repetto, $275
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Vibrant Patent Ballerinas

Vibrant Patent Ballerinas

Topshop, $32
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Colby Flat Sandals

Colby Flat Sandals

Tibi, $295
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Metallic Leather Sandals

Metallic Leather Sandals

K Jacques St Tropez, $315
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Studded Metallic Leather Sandals

Studded Metallic Leather Sandals

Valentino, $895
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Chill Out Metallic Leather Sandals

Chill Out Metallic Leather Sandals

Tamara Mellon, $395
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Gardenia Wedges

Gardenia Wedges

Paul Andrew, $895
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Cutout Wedge Sandals

Cutout Wedge Sandals

Miu Miu, $890
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Saika Cone Heels Sandals

Saika Cone Heels Sandals

IRO, $685
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Donna Suede Ankle Boots

Donna Suede Ankle Boots

Acne, $610
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Ankle Booties

Ankle Booties

Vic Italy, $420
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Chuck Taylor Canvas High-Top Sneakers

Chuck Taylor Canvas High-Top Sneakers

Converse, $55
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Leather Sneakers

Leather Sneakers

Common Projects, $455
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Blair Slip On Sneakers

Blair Slip On Sneakers

Vince, $225
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Iriza 100 Leopard-Print Satin Pumps

Iriza 100 Leopard-Print Satin Pumps

Christian Louboutin, $625
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Strappy Snakeskin Booties

Strappy Snakeskin Booties

Jason Wu, $1395
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Leopard-Print Calf Hair Pumps

Leopard-Print Calf Hair Pumps

Gianvito Rossi, $795
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Alanna Ayers and Leather Pumps

Alanna Ayers and Leather Pumps

Michael Kors, $495
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Work Booties

Work Booties

FREEBIRD by Steven Charlie, $195
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Youth Leather Ankle Boots

Youth Leather Ankle Boots

Jimmy Choo, $950
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Celt Leather Ankle Boots

Celt Leather Ankle Boots

Fiorentini & Baker, $455
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