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10 shoes every woman should own

I recently came across this Glamour.com article, “10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own“. Some of these I definitely agree with, but I think some were missing from this list too! Below is their list, with pics of shoes I love in each category.

1. Nude peep-toe pumps

L-R: Christian Louboutin $186, Jessica Simpson $79, Levity $79.95

I don’t have a pair of nude pumps! I’m loving how small the peep-toe is in the Jessica Simpson pair – so sexy!

2. Black city boots
L-R: Frye $387.95, Restricted $129.95, Not Rated $59.95
(See more of my favorite black boots here.)

The article specifically names “city boots”, which are “black leather boots with a not-too-high heel”. I could go on and on about black boots. I still need a new pair, and would love a big stacked heel.

3. Ballet flats
L-R: Liz Claiborne $49.95, Steve Madden $44.99, J. Crew $128

Ballet flats aren’t really my style – I’d much rather wear a flat sandal. But I do have a few pairs that I primarily use as work/office shoes.

4. Wooden platform sandals
L-R: Jessica Simpson $59.99, Dolce & Gabbana $428.40, Restricted $44.94

I’ve got a few great pair of wedge sandals but none with a wooden platform, which I think dresses them up a little.

5. Canvas sneakers
L-R: Vans $44.95, Converse $44.95, Coach $88

I definitely agree with canvas sneakers being on the list! I’ve got a pair of classic navy and white Converse chucks.

6. Black pumps
L-R: J.Crew $228, JS by Jessica Oscar $59.95, J. Crew $198

I’ve got two pairs of black pumps – one is peep-toe and one is a kitten heel with a snakeskin pattern. I’m loving the chunky heel and rounded toe of the the first pair above.

7. Metallic sandals
L-R: Dolce Vita $169.95, Italian Shoemakers $39.95, Elie Tahari $298

Metallic sandals are a year-round shoe, so I agree with this being on the list. Gold and silver are always in for the holiday season, but they are sandals so they can always glam up a summer look too.

8. Suede booties
L-R: Steve Madden $129.95, Nine West $90.30, Coconuts $149.95

Suede booties are also on my list to buy. I searched high and low last year for a flat pair that I liked and I just couldn’t find the perfect bootie. My eyes are still open this year – I’m thinking maybe grey, which goes with everything!

9. Flat leather sandals
L-R: Asos $26.96, Cocobelle $79.95, b.o.c. by Born $49.95

I LIVE in sandals most of the time. Leather strappy ones can go with cute sundresses, jeans, or shorts. And they never go out of style!

10. Gorgeous work-of-art shoes that make you happy
L-R: Jimmy Choo $1,995, Christian Louboutin $1,295, Betsey Johnson $109.95

I know, I put some ridiculously expensive ones up – but they’re so pretty! I don’t have a “work-of-art” pair of shoes. I’m just way too practical and only buy shoes I know I can wear with a lot of outfits.

What they missed
In my opinion, a few other types of shoes should be on this list:

Flat camel riding boots

J. Crew $298

I live in my camel riding boots. They are just effortless, chic, and they go with almost everything!

Basic flip flops

Roxy $19.95

These might be too obvious and/or casual to be on Glamour’s list, but I grew up on the beach so I had to add flip flops. I have more pairs of flip flops/sandals than I do heels for sure.

Red pumps

G by Guess $44.95

I bought a pair of red pumps several years to go with a black dress for a holiday party, and I’ve gotten more use out of them than I ever thought! They’re great with skinny jeans and a tank, and instantly add a sassy pop to any black outfit.

Cute rain boots 

Hunter $84.99

This is the New England girl in me talking. I’ve probably only pulled these boots out twice in the 16 months I’ve lived in California. But if you’re in a part of the country that gets a lot of rain or snow, you know that bundling up for inclement weather doesn’t always yield the most stylish outfits. So get a cute pair of waterproof boots! Go with a cheap Target pair or splurge on some Hunter boots, like the ones above (I have that exact pair, as well as a brown pair with green stripes).

Do you agree with Glamour’s list? Anything missing from it in your opinion?  



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