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If you’ve had a hard time figuring out what shoes to wear for a particular event or finicky weather, you probably do not have the necessary shoes. It is imperative that you have all of the essential shoes that you need so that whenever you have an event to attend, or you’re in a rush, you aren’t frustrated with your selections. It is also critical to have the right colors and or styles that suit you and your lifestyle so that you aren’t hoarding shoes that you do not like. The rule of thumb is; if you haven’t worn something in the past six months, toss it. 7 essential shoes every woman should own is listed below. If you are missing any of them, purchase it. I know some women may not like specific shoes such as heels, but find your fit. If you aren’t able to walk in 4 inches stilettos, maybe try an identical pair of a kitten heel. Designers such as Micheal Kors typically make the same shoe in different heel height. You do not have to sacrifice style and looks. Let’s begin… Black Pumps Black pumps are perhaps the most important pair of shoes in your closet. You can literally dress up any outfit with black pumps.  If you’re wearing a pair of jeans with a simple white T-shirt and a moto jacket, you can throw on your black pumps and instantly take your outfit from basic to chic. Pick a pair of pumps based on the shape of your choice (round or pointy toe) and a heel height of your preference.
  1. Vince Camuto Kemira $53.20 Zappos
Nude Pumps Closely Matching the Color Of Your Skin An equally essential item similar to black pumps is nude pumps. Sometimes a nude shoe looks better with an outfit than a black shoe; especially during the day in summer or when you’re going out for brunch. You can dress up a yellow sundress with nude pumps. Pick a nude pump that closely matches your skin so that it blends in well and not look like you’re just wearing a colored shoe.
  1. Women’s Naturalizer Michelle Pump $53.40 Zappos
  2. Naturalizer Emily Wedge Pump $54.99 DSW
  3. Naturalizer Natalie Leather Slip-On Pumps $98.95
Heel Sandals Another essential shoe in your closet should be a dressy sandal. I recommend keeping this as simple as possible with minimal straps and design so that it’ll pair well with everything in your closet. My color of preference is nude because it goes with everything, but you can also do black and silver.
  1. Nine West Leisa Ankle Strap Sandals $56.71 Zappos
  2. Sam Edelman Patti  $100.00 Sam Edelman
  3. Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Sandals $279 Stuart Weitzman
Flat Sandal Another Essential shoe you should have in your closet is a beautiful pair of flat sandals. I recommend one that is casual yet also dressy to take you from daytime to nighttime. Also, keep the design at a minimal if possible so that it could pair well with every outfit. In the summer, your sandals can replace your flats. There are beautiful close toe sandal options if you aren’t keen on showing your feet.
  1. Steve Madden Meghan Flat Sandal $49.99 DSW
  2. Sam Edelman Liliana Slide Sandals $98.00 Anthropologie
  3. Tory Burch Womens Miller Sandals $198.00 Tory Burch
Black Flats Black flats are just as essential as nude pumps because when you aren’t able to or do not feel like wearing heels, you can readily slip on your black flats. You can go for your classic Ballet flats or a pointed toe. A pointed toe flat always always takes your outfit to the next level. Invest in a good quality pair of flats so that you don’t find yourself purchasing new ones every other month.
  1. Anya leather ballet flats $39.50 J Crew Factory
  2. Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet $88.74 Zappos
  3. Sam Elderman Felicia $100.00 Neiman Marcus
Slip-on Sneaker Not many women are into wearing sneakers, and the reason is that most sneakers are bulky and some women don’t like the way it looks on their feet. Many brands create more flattering sneakers for women, like Vans, Converse and now there are many designer sneakers. Pick one of your likings, you won’t regret it because sometimes its easy to slip on your sneakers and go.
  1. Keds Women’s Champion Canvas Sneakers $39.95 Keds
  2. Vans Authentic Lo Pro $45.00 Surfboards
  3. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Slip-On Sneaker $50.00 DSW
Boots Lastly, every woman should have a pair of boots of their preference. It can be short boots, long boots, heels or no heels but during the winter, boots will save your life and will also elevate your winter outfits. I find some of the sexiest boots are thigh high and sock boots. Riding boots are also very popular. Boots can last you many years if you invest in a quality pair. Go up a half size for added comfort when you wear your socks.
  1. Keesha $140.00 Aldo
  2. ‘Penny’ Boot SAM EDELMAN  $149.90 Nordstrom
  3. Frye Melissa Button 2 $157.99 Zappos


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