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The high-heel obsession predates Carrie Bradshaw — we women have swooned over shoes for centuries, really. Of course, we're practical, too, and the classic black pump is a perfect example of that pragmatism. It's sophisticated, chic, and always in style. And because a girl can never have too many kicks — even basic black ones — we've rounded up 13 pairs to get you through fall — and so many more seasons to come.
But, make no mistake — just because this footwear is considered timeless doesn't mean it can't be fun, too. A little detailing here, a splash of metallic there, et voilà! You've got yourself a set of stems that go beyond office appropriate. There's definitely more than one way to wear these black beauties, and we've got the proof right here. Well-heeled? You'd better believe it.
This is Taylor Swift on the cover of British Vogue with a mullet. Yes, folks — no matter how much you try to spin it one way or another, Ms. Swift is wearing a mullet. It’s all business in the front, and party in the back, and it’s splashed across the cover of Vogue.
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Cara Delevingne has proved herself a champion of tricky trends. Wearing sweats out of the house? Nailed it. Camo? She's your girl. Now, she's gone where no insider has dared to go, yet: fashionable hoodies. And, she's making a convincing case that they're the way to go for transitioning into fall.
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