Shoes are love stories just waiting to be told. With seemingly endless options each season, it can be easy to fall into trend-driven styles that need to be swapped out in mere months. Consider the long game and opt in on the shoes you’ll wear season after season, year after year. Just get a good cobbler in your repertoire and you’re good to go.
Click through below for the 13 shoe styles that every woman should own.
While Bottega Veneta’s ankle strap heel has found a wide fashion audience, versions by designers including The Row, Prada, Staud, and many more have put their mark on the minimal, chic sandal that pairs with just about anything.
Whether you take your boot stacked, skinny heeled, or flat is less important than the fact that it hits below the knee and makes a sleek statement.
This menswear inspired shoe can come in loafer or lace-up form, but must be flat, and must elicit either school girl or rich businessman vibes.
Whether you like a little color or a lot of sparkle, a shoe that takes center stage is the perfect thing to have in your arsenal to make all of those little black dresses, denim, and suits truly have infinite lives. Evangelie sells the look.
The easy slide sandal may sound like a summer-only mainstay, but this fashion show-goer proves it can find its way into fall and spring with the addition of a chic suit. Whether you opt for an Hermes sandal or something flashier, the idea remains the same.
Stomp around sneakers that are as cool as they are comfy are a non-negotiable. Aleali May makes the case in these little white trainers.
Just because a boot can handle sleet and snow doesn’t mean it can’t be chic, too. Get you a boot that can do both.
One true athletic sneaker that also nails a leisurely weights session? Sign us up.
Gabriela dresses up her McQueen combat boot, but this is the stomp-around shoe that you’ll return to over and over again. Whether you’re into something military inspired, more of a moto girl, or down for something cowboy-inspired, the idea is consistent.
Animal prints manage to make a statement without overpowering a look—as seen in Tiffany Hsu’s chic tan and cream ensemble offset by animal-print boots.
A great sleek bootie will take you miles—quite literally. Tamu’s little bootie is especially intriguing.
A great metallic heel can solve more problems than you could possibly conjure now. You’ll be thankful they’re in your closet every time you go to wear them.
A style so forever, we’d be shocked if it wasn’t already in your closet. Brittany Xavier proves that this classic can look super modern with the addition of a sheer ankle sock.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.