If we lived by Carrie Bradshaw's rules, then we could never have too many shoes. Sometimes, we think that may be the case. However, we don't have the budget (or closet space for that matter) to jump on every single trend. To make your wardrobe planning a little easier, we've zeroed in on the 10 key shoe styles every woman should have in her closet. If you adhere to this foolproof footwear plan, then you'll always have the pair you need. From your secret-weapon statement shoe, the go-anywhere ankle boot, and the Sperrys for women, you'll be set.
Basic ballet flats: They're a no-fuss solution to feeling polished and pulled together while on the go. They're equal parts ladylike and casual, meaning we can wear them with pretty pleated skirts, shift dresses, or even cutoffs.
Go-with-everything ankle boots: It's no wonder ankle boots have a huge celebrity following. A neutral color combination will get you where you need to go year around.
Summer wedges: Come Spring and Summer, we make the seasonal shift to sandals. Great wedges are easy to walk in and pair just as well with party dresses as they do with casual shorts and denim.
Sperrys for women: Think of these as an office-to-off-duty alternative to sneakers with a preppy-cool twist.
Nude heels: Nude heels are a no-brainer for completing our evening looks as well as our dressier day ensembles. They're seasonless, go with everything, and pull double duty, lengthening our stems.