We love trendy shoes as much as the next girl, but at the end of the day classic styles are what you should really spend your money on. From a date-night go-to to a timeless ankle bootie that goes with everything you own, these are the footwear staples every fashionable woman should keep in their closet at all times—in every price range.
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The Ankle-Strap Sandal
Consider the leather ankle-strap sandal your date-night secret weapon. Downplay them for daytime with a structured blouse and printed trousers.
The Oxford Shoe
Even the most fashionable ladies need a break from heels on occasion. Menswear oxfords are a polished (and comfy) substitute that are also office appropriate. Bonus: They look effortlessly cool when paired with denim.
The Neutral Pump
An earth-tone suede pump that complements your skin tone (and elongates your leg) is a must-buy. A shoe this versatile can be worn everywhere from evening cocktail parties to brunch with friends.
The Snow Boot
Whether you live in a snowy climate or just vacation in one, you need to own a pair of weatherproof boots. Wear them with skinny jeans and an oversize knit for a cozy-chic look by the fire.
The Flat Sandal
A classic flat sandal is a must for spring and summer dressing. A brown leather pair goes perfectly with breezy dresses, denim cutoffs and spring's wide range of suede separates.
The Casual Sneaker
A stylish sneaker is the perfect way to still look put together while running weekend errands. These bright-white kicks also look cute with printed dresses and skirts.
The Red Pump
A red slingback is a chic and classic way to infuse a pop of color into your look. Why red? It's timeless and—let's be honest—super sexy.
The Ankle Bootie
Fashion meets function with these sleek leather ankle booties. And thanks to the block heel, they can be dressed up in a flash.