Wardrobe Essentials: 5 Shoe Styles Every Woman Should Own

1: The High Heels

Marilyn Monroe sure knows what she was talking about when she said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” However, when there are so many shoes…in abundant of shapes, styles and colors – how does a girl know which to choose? I believe there are at least 5 shoe essentials that every girl needs in her closet to be ready for any occasion.

Romantic, dark, mysterious, gorgeously sculptured stud and lace Valentino pumps (above) are my go-to heels when I want to feel on top of the world!

What I’m currently drooling over:

Not only does Bella Swan get to marry Edward Cullen but she gets to wear the most beautiful pair of heels to walk down the aisle. These stunning Manolo Blahnik Swan pumps were custom made for Kristen Stewart’s character, Bella.  Luckily, Mr. Blahnik was kind enough to spread the love to all of us. For a whopping $1,295 we all get to share some of that human/vampire love too.

The ‘Swan’ also comes in Pink and Black:

Of course a list is not a list without the iconic signature red soles designed by the one and only Mr. Louboutin. These Christian Louboutin Pigalili Spiked Pumps are a boutique exclusive and will leave your bank account $3,595 short. I know it’s like mortgage payment but don’t be mad at a girl for dreaming…

Shop Other Heels For Less

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Bloomingdales: Badgley Mischka Lissa Pumps $245

Nordstroms: Sam Eldeman Scarlett Pumps $199

Endless: Badgley Mischka Stella Pumps $180

Bloomingdales: Badgley Mischka Stella Pumps $112 (on sale from $225)


2: The Little Black Pumps

Basic black pumps are the footwear equivalent of the little black dress: chic, classic, and universally versatile. Just like the LBD, the little black pumps are a must-have in every lady’s wardrobe.

With her perfect round toes and 4″ heels, the Christian Louboutin Simple 100 Pumps are a classic design and fashion favorite. $625 at Saks

Shop Other Little Black Pumps for Less


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Nordstroms: Vince Camuto Zella Pumps $98

Nordstroms: Corso Como Del Pumps $128

Nordstroms: Guess Geen Pumps $98

Nordstroms: Nine West Rocha Pumps $78

Nordstroms: Stuart Weitzman Platswoon Pumps $298

Nordstroms: KORS Michael Kors Glitter Pumps $195


3: The Ballerina Flats:

When you want to kick off your heels and still look stylish, a comfortable pair of ballerina flats are essential. Look for a pair that has detailing (such as rhinestone, a cute bow, etc.) to take you from work to weekend.

These adorable Christian Louboutin Ballerina Zipper Flats are the true definition of edgy meets femininity.  Retail at $695 (Sold Out)

Shop Other Ballerina Flats for Less:

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Bloomingdales: Vince Camuto Oneda Flats $98

Bloomingdales: MICHAEL Michael Kors Emilia Embellished Flats $110

Nordstroms: Jeffrey Campbell Dauphine Flats $149

Neiman Marcus: Juicy Couture Sienna Jewel Flats $150 (on sale from $225)

ASOS: Loveheart Toe Cap Ballerina Flats $45

Nordstroms: Nine West Orysia Flats $89


4: The Over-The-Knee Boots (OTK)

When it gets cold outside, I get a little excited at the chance to slip on my OTK boots. I love all of the heel heights on the boots below. However, if I had one option, I’d pick the medium heels because it’s still edgy yet comfortable!

Shop Bop: Sam Eldeman Remy Over the Knee Top Line Boots $192 (on sale from $275)

BlueFly: Report Signature Irving Over The Knee Boots $172 (on sale from $400)

DSW: Franco Sarto Rapid Over The Knee Boots $129


5: The Booties:

With booties, you don’t have to wait until it’s cold out to put them on. They can be worn all year round with skirts, dresses, leggings, and jeans…

By now, I’m sure you notice my little obsession with those vibrant red soles…The Christian Louboutin Leopard Print Ankle Boots are another breath-taker that’s on my wishlist (as soon as they become available again). In the meantime, check out these fabulous finds below!

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DSW: Ted Baker Daler Booties $169

Madison Los Angeles: Schutz Amanda Leopard Lace Up Booties $220

Neiman Marcus LastCall: Mercer Double Lace Up Booties $179 (on sale from $295)

Shop The ShoeBox: Vince Camuto Brenda Booties $118

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my list of 5 shoe style essentials. Have a wonderful day! :)