Ten Essential Shoes

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The right pair of shoes can make all the difference when it comes to completing a look. Candace Bergen has said that no matter what one’s wardrobe costs, if paired with quality shoes, everything looks high quality.  She makes a very sound point. As long as the clothes fit well and hair and make-up is done, the shoes can really take the entire look to the next level.

With all of that in mind, here are my ten essential shoes every woman should have in order to be stylishly pulled together no matter what the occasion.

1. Ballet Flats

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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.

2. Nude Heels

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A treasure to be had.  Whether with jeans, a dress of any color, or an outfit of any color, this is the pump you want to make sure you have in your closet.  Choose a round toe or peep-toe, either way, I have a feeling you will fall in love.

3. Tall Boots or Riding Boots

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Boots for fall and winter are a style must as we want to stay warm, but still want to look stylish and pulled together. It’s difficult to find the right boots, but once you have found them there will be no looking back.

4. Black Pumps

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All women need these essential shoes in their wardrobe. Basic black pumps can be dressed down and up, worn for play and to work, and match almost any outfit combination. Choose a shoe with a slim stiletto heel, classic almond toe shape, and in a high-quality leather.

5. Flat Leather Sandals

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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.

6. Casual Sneakers

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Sometimes your feet need a break, and that’s why you should have a pair of casual sneakers. I don’t like sneakers, but I have them and I can tell that they look effortlessly chic as well. Buy design classic, chic looking sneakers and wear them with jeans or denim shorts for a casual and cool look.

7. Wellington Boots

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All-weather boots such as wellington boots are your best choice for hitting the outdoors. A shiny black pair of wellington will usually do the trick, but if you want something more fun you can choose bright colors or even patterns.

8. Moccasins

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It’s soft, lightweight, and comfortable, and it’s the perfect finishing touch for any outfit from business casual attire to jeans and a T-shirt.

9. Ankle Boots

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This is a fun alternative for the fall and winter when you want to cover more of your foot, but have the feel of a fabulous heel.

10. Espadrilles

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Another shoe that is fun for summer, adds height without the wobble and is capable of being paired with capris, shorts or a dress.

Feel free to share what your essentials are as well.

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