According to harpersbazaar.com there are 12 shoe styles of which every woman should have at least one pair in her closet. A pair of basic black pumps in suede or leather, a pair of “barely-there” ankle strap sandals, a pair of “sleek” ankle boots, a pair of ballet flats, a pair of animal print heels, a pair of metallic heels, a pair of short-stacked heels, a pair of platform wedges, a pair of casual sneakers, a pair of flat sandals, a pair of tall flat boots, and a pair of all-weather boots.
How many of these 12 shoes styles do you have in your closet?
MARC JACOBS black Patent Leather Pumps
If you don’t have a pair of black pumps in your closet, Marc Jacobs has you covered with these black Patent Leather Pumps.
These black patent leather pumps have a “classic pointed toe” and a “sultry stiletto heel”. Made of 100% leather. They come with a $575 price tag via Stylebop.com
You can wear these to dress up a casual jeans/t-shirt/blzer look or to finish a more dressed up look.
RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION Metallic Leather Sandals
To take care of the barely-there of the 12 must-have shoe styles, you can’t get more “barely-there” than the thin straps on these RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION Metallic Leather Sandals. With these “sophisticated metallic leather sandals” you can cover two of the must have shoe styles with one pair of shoes. You get your barely-there ankle strap sandals and you get your metallic heels.
Covering the Ankle Boots
You’ll probably want to have a few pairs of ankle boots in your shoe collection so that you’re covered depending on your outfit. You might not always want to fall back on your go-to black pair. Some other basic colors like beige, nude, tan, caramel, and brown would be nice to have as alternatives to black. Although, if you’re only going to have 1 pair of ankle boots you probably want to go for a black pair.
L’AUTRE CHOSE caramel Leather Ankle Boots
From Stylebop.com – In pale caramel leather, these heeled ankle booties from L’Autre Chose are a safe bet. They can be dressed up or down and will work for all four seasons; Caramel leather, round toe, zipped side, leather insole and sole; Tall, welted heel
VALENTINO Rockstud Patent Leather Ballet Flats
Who could pass on buying these all too cute ballerina flats from Valentino? Some of us can’t afford them so we have no choice in the matter of passing on buying them. But certainly if were in a position to easily afford the $745 price tag we would grab a few pairs of these. They come in a number of other bright and cheery colors.
Covering the flat sandals
Another to-die-for pair of shoes from Valentino. These are the Abyss leather sandals, featuring black leather, round toe, matte gold hardware, buckle-fastening ankle straps, leather insole and sole…
From Stylebop – Crafted from black Italian leather and detailed with matte gold seashells, starfish and a sea horse, this flat pair of Valentino sandals are an essential for the warm season ahead
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Leather Platform Wedges
If you don’t have a pair of platform wedges in your closet, these SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Leather Platform Wedges will take care of your platform wedges needs. Pick up these black puffed leather, round open toe, buckle fastening ankle strap platform wedges so you can check off platform wedges on the Harper’s Bazaar 12 must have shoe styles list.
From Harpers Bazaar – Aside from diamonds, we’re pretty sure shoes are a woman’s best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it’s hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of black boots. So, if you’re looking to make a major investment this season, or spring cleaning is on your horizon, here’s an easy guide to help you streamline. (check out their list and recommendations)