Ever notice how french women (we’re looking at you editor-in-chief of Vogue, Emmanuelle Alt) look impeccably chic even if they’re just wearing a simple white shirt and skinnies? What’s the magic secret to this all round enviable level of chic? It’s the shoes my friend. The shoes. And not just any shoes. The classic black pointed toe pump. The sleek staple will undeniably take any outfit (yes even the most lazy last minute look you threw together at the crack of dawn) and magically transform it into something altogether sophisticated. Most working women don’t know where they’d be without the timeless staple so if you’re looking to elevate your work outfit or simply make your jeans and tee look that little more pulled-together, then opt for one of these versatile black pumps below.