15 Best Work Shoes

For serious 9-5 style.
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The Forever Trend

Think leopard’s a trend that’s going away? Guess again. Consider investing in a classic pump now as part of your 401k. Ann Taylor Perfect Leopard pump, $198; anntaylor.com
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The Professional Platform

Look for platform pumps that give just a little bit of height but loads of comfort. Joan & David Flipp platform pump, $200; bloomingdales.com
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Perfect Flats

In fashion-speak, quilted equals classic. Wear these around the office or on the commute for a stylish to-and-fro. Sam Edelman Calypso ballet flat, $99; endless.com
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File Under "S" for Stylish

The easiest way to infuse fashion into serious workwear? Shoes that play on trends, like these heeled brogues. L.L.Bean Signature patent leather brogue, $139; llbean.com
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Fits to a "T"

Pick up a new pair of old-fashioned T-straps in soft, go-with-all gray suede. Bloomsbury T-Bars, $188; bodenusa.com
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Old School Lace-Up

Like this fine wine shade, style sense only gets better with age. Cole Haan Air Swan oxford pump, $228; colehaan.com
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Cross Communication

Make a plain pump stand out with plenty of criss-crossed straps. Stuart Weitzman Mingle pump, $425; nordstrom.com
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Bring a Bit of Weekend

Work heels needn’t be too serious. We love this pair’s cowboy flair. Adrienne Vittadini Adam, $129; piperlime.com
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Win the Style Game

These classic black and white heels will add major style to any regular skirt and jacket combo. Leather spectator T-strap heel, $98; whitehouseblackmarket.com=
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Bring Options to the Table

Switch your stilettos out for something more comfortable, but equally as stylish. Tebra beaded flat, $110; bananarepublic.com
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Be a Brainstormer

Every boss loves a creative thinker. Make the menswear trend your own with a wedge and perforated leather. Victor perforated wedge, $325; toryburch.com
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Pick on Old Favorites

Retro styles still belong in the work-week rotation. Simply sub in modern updates, like this nude patent. Brodigan, $50; aldoshoes.com
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Black is Back

A tall black boot is a fashion lifesaver when chilly fall days set in. Coach Krista boot, $398; macys.com
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Red Means Go

In the corporate culture, we’ve wrongly come to associate red with dread. Give the shade a fresh spin in these stylish heels. Coddington suede platform pump, $228; jcrew.com
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New on the Job

Love a classic style but seriously seeing wear-and-tear on your old pair? Shop smart this fall and find a replacement with the same look, new leather. Leather spectator pumps, $129; talbots.com NEED MORE SHOE SATISFACTION? CHECK OUT OUR PEEP-TOE PICKS FOR THE OFFICE.
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First Published Mon, 2010-08-09 10:36

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