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    28 Pairs Of Shoes To Instantly Refresh Your Wardrobe

    If there was one thing I learned from What Not To Wear (besides the importance of color, texture, pattern, and shine and where to shop in the West Village) it's that shoes set the tone for an outfit.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. On-trend slingback flats with designer-worthy details like a color-blocked grosgrain strap and pearl-embellished buckle. Honestly, it doesn't even matter what the rest of your OOTD is — everyone's eyes are gonna go right to your feet in these babies.

    2. Gorgeous and Gucci-esque mules here to give you serious bang for you buck(le) and make your plain flats weep with jealousy as they get shoved to the back of your closet.

    3. OMG-worthy horoscope symbol-print platform Mary Janes any astrology geek will end up pairing with every outfit for the foreseeable future — it's ~written in the stars~.

    model wearing black faux patent, chunky, low-heel shoes with the different horoscope signs printed all over them in bright colors

    4. Shockingly affordable pointy-toe loafer flats that'll finish off a jeans look with way more panache than basic ballets.

    5. Amazingly affordable metallic d'orsay wedges with a heel so manageable, you'll happily swap out your flats for a stylish height *and* mood boost.

    6. Blue velvet oxfords that are almost too chic to be allowed. Truly — in the words of JVN, who gave you permission? Put these on with a striped tee and jeans and I might faint from fabulousness.

    A model wearing the round toe, royal blue flats with tan laces

    7. Low-heeled sandals with scalloped straps sure to ~wiggle~ their way into your heart, especially when you see how they (literally) elevate dresses and skirts you've typically worn with flat sandals.

    8. Posh ruffle detail pumps, which would be especially great for making serious office wear feel a bit more fun. And after hours? They'll be compliment magnets at future get-togethers, too.

    9. Badass chunky heel, studded booties to instantly add a touch of rock 'n' roll to an ensemble. Please buy these and pair them with boyfriend jeans, floral dresses and tights, and silky skirts so I can live vicariously through you and your sartorial pursuits.

    Model wearing the black high heeled booties with a silver zipper and stud details at the back of the ankle

    10. Platform oxfords that could pass for designer. You can pop 'em on any time you're tempted to just wear your go-to sneakers for a much more polished look.

    11. Positively drool-worthy Betsey Johnson wedges featuring pastels, florals, mixed materials...all your fashion dreams basically (or at least mine). If a picture is worth 1,000 words, please see my 2,000 word essay below on my spring outfit plans.

    12. Cool metallic flatform slides that'll put your flip-flops to shame and make your well-loved jeans look suddenly snazzy.

    reviewer in the double strap slides in gold with white chunky soles

    13. Flatform organic cotton sneakers to ~kick~ every casual look up a notch.

    14. Sparkly-paneled ankle booties you'll find youself reaching for multiple times a week, because you understand the universal truth that everything is better with glitter — including outfits that looked kinda blah with regular boots.

    15. Show-stoppingly gorgeous jeweled ankle-strap flats for anyone who thought you needed heels to finish a dressy look. These babies are laughing in your face.

    the bright blue satin pointed-toe flats with a slingback strap and jeweled ankle straps

    16. Super chic kitten heel booties worthy of a modern day Carrie Bradshaw (we'll see how the reboot goes...) and that you can style with anything from jeans to party dresses. ~And just like that~, suddenly that fit-and-flare you've worn a zillion times feels like a whole new outfit.

    17. Pride-month (and every month)-ready rainbow heart heeled sandals my jaw legit dropped when I saw. It's 2021 — it's time to acknowledge rainbow as a neutral.

    the yellow sandals with embroidered rainbow heart T straps

    18. Luxe-looking jeweled mules (isn't that fun to say?) that are so glam up top but have flexible, grippy soles on the bottom. They're so easy to slide on with a casual jeans outfit to take it from 0 to 100 real quick.

    19. Western-chic faux-suede fringed boots, because it's still a bit too cold for bare legs in many places (sigh) but you need *something* to help you wear your spring frocks ASAP.

    model wearing the pointed toe, just-below-the-knee height boots in black with fringe on the sides

    20. Major wedge sandals ideal for breathing new life into midis and maxis you've worn on repeat the past three summers. The sky's the limit for new styling possibilities with these sky-high (yet still comfy!?!) beauties.

    21. A splurge-worthy pair of Agnes Bethel heels that are pretty much the hottest pair of pumps you'll ever see and are made for revitalizing an old LBD.

    A model wearing the ankle strap stilettos colorblocked with red, black, and leopard. the ankle straps have a gold turnlock fastening

    22. Color-blocked Chelsea rain boots, because TBH your usual rainy-day outfit of an oversized sweater, leggings, and tall clunky rain boots is starting to feel as dreary as the weather outside. You can rock these with pretty much anything and stay stylish even when the forecast is gross.

    23. Cool kicks that are basically wedges, sneakers, and booties all at once, so you're getting the best of all shoe worlds. And yeah, that also means there are very few outfits you couldn't rock these with.

    the tan slip on laceless wedges with perforated details

    24. Stiletto-heeled thigh-high boots, because you don't need to splurge on a Stuart Weitzman pair to get this fashion influencer-worthy look that instantly makes an old pair of skinny jeans or leggings ~fancy~.

    25. Posh quilted espadrille flats ready to send your current go-to flats into early retirement. These will give the clothes you've rocking for months a warm-weather twist.

    black and tan quilted espadrille flats

    26. Chunky sole combat booties to add a cool ~kick~ to everything from jeans to floral dresses. Plus, the side zipper means you don't have to constantly tie and untie them to get them on and off, so you'll actually want to wear them with every outfit.

    27. On-trend muted green mules that'll go with ~olive~ your spring outfits, but especially cuffed jeans and midi dresses — any hemline that'll show 'em off.

    model wearing the slim-heeled mules

    28. And finally, some fuzzy slide slippers, because your pajamas are an outfit too and after all this time, your WFH uniform could use a refresh, too.

    Proof a new pair of shoes can change your life:

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