Date: Posted on Category: Fashion, Outfit, Tips/Trends

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Marilyn Monroe said it best when she said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Shoes are a very powerful thing, becoming part of your body language and dictating the way you walk and move as Christian Louboutin remarked. While it’s easy to get carried away with staying on trend in the shoe department, there are only a few essentials you absolutely need. Read ahead for the essential shoes every woman should own. From lazy Sundays to conquering the world, my picks below should suffice for any occasion that arises.


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shoes every woman should own, classic pumps, balenciaga pumpsEvery girl needs a good pair of heels you feel comfortable being and walking around in, and often times it’s a question of black or nude. Professional yet sexy, a pair of black leather pointed-toed heels are an essential for many, easy to quickly dress up any outfit for meetings and then duck out to drinks after. On the other hand, nude pumps pair well with pretty much everything and creates the illusion of length when you’re showing off your legs.

If you’re veering off on the adventurous side, you can add white, animal textures, and brighter colors to your stash too.

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Ankle boots

For me a good ankle boot can be worn year round, even during spring or summer with a flowy boho dress or ruffle skirt. Since boots tend to provide a bit more support, I like to opt for a bit more height – but you don’t have to. Make sure your selection can take you from day to night.

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White Kicks

I need a fashionable casual sneaker for relaxed days after work – or vacations that demand lots of walking. Despite the struggle to keep them pristine, I really believe white is the way to go for the versatility and freshness. Additionally, sneakers are the easiest way to add an instant touch of cool to an outfit you were otherwise unsure of being too dressy.

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Ankle-Strap Heels

Whether a chunky block heel or skinny stiletto, ankle-strap sandals are a summer wardrobe essential. Since they come out to play in the summer months, I do like a brighter pop of color – but a nice neutral is always safe and versatile.

Stuart Weitzman has a nice version of these with tiny barely-there straps. But if you’re looking for an updated style, opt for the naked sandal trend with multi-straps – and one that goes around the ankle. This look really gives a pair of shoes that dainty, delicate flair.

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kitten heel mules, pointed toe mules //


Mules are a must for me, especially because its on-and-off convenience. This season, I’m really into kitten heels and pointed-toe styles. They’re so incredibly chic and feminine – and work for just about everything

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Chic Sandals

This is the ever-present summer shoe. It’s usually strappy, made of leather, and comfortable enough to wear daily. The beauty of a flat sandal is that they’re so simple in design that you can be playful with everything else in your look. I do tend to cycle through them seasonally but they’re always ready to be worn when it gets warm.

Closed Toe Flats

Whether a loafer, ballerina flat, or oxford, you need a closed-toe flat that takes you from work to weekend. As a New Yorker, walking is sometimes the best form of transportation. So when sneakers just don’t fit the dress code, a pair of pointed toe flats or similar option go a long way.

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Knee-High Boots

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Though not entirely relevant for spring and summer, knee-high boots are as timeless as they are essential. Perhaps it’s their equestrian roots but knee high boots can add a certain air of sophistication or polish to any outfit – even just a henley and jeans. I think these are best sought after in brown leather and with a minimal heel for all seasons

Did I miss any shoe essentials from your list?

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