On our list of life essentials, a pair of comfy, wear-everywhere shoes is pretty close to the top. After all, this is Washington, where many of us spend most of our time pounding the pavement — and it's safe to say that the majority of us would like to put a stop to that old suits-and-sneakers Working Girl thing, right now. And while ballet flats, loafers, Chucks, and smoking slippers have their place, we've always been partial to ankle boots. They're easy to dress up or down; you can walk for miles in them; and you can find them in any flavor you're craving. Want on the bootie bandwagon? We've gathered up our current crushes—flats, low-heeled options, Western styles, rock-'n'-roll kicks, and pretty pastel pairs. We're pretty sure you'll find your own future go-tos in this lineup — just click through and scope them out.