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These sleek slingbacks

Massimo Dutti Slingback with Instep Strap – Studio

Slingback with Instep Strap - Studio

These sleek slingbacks

Massimo Dutti Slingback with Instep Strap – Studio

Now 35% Off

Doesn’t get more elegant than a black ankle-strap heel. You can wear this pair with or without tights.

Sizing: 5-11

Material: Leather

Color(s): Black

These Slim-Strapped Sandals

Studio Amelia Wishbone Leather Sandals

Wishbone Leather Sandals

These Slim-Strapped Sandals

Studio Amelia Wishbone Leather Sandals

These are the ultimate strappy sandals! You can wear them on rotation on your next vacation or this upcoming spring.

Sizing: 6-11

Material:

Leather

Color(s): White, Black

These Sparkly Ones

J. Crew Zadie Strappy Kitten Heels with crystals

Zadie Strappy Kitten Heels with crystals

These Sparkly Ones

J. Crew Zadie Strappy Kitten Heels with crystals

Now 19% Off

A bit of sparkle adds a finishing touch to any look, don’t you agree?

Sizing: 5-12

Material: Leather lining, Rubber outsole

Color(s): Black, Gold

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These Silver Pumps

Nina Shoes 60s

60s

These Silver Pumps

Nina Shoes 60s

Now 20% Off

Just a little something with a metallic pop for an evening out! These are the perfect heel height—and price.

Sizing: 5-11

Material:

Leather lining, Rubber outsole

Color(s): Silver, Dark Bronze, Black, and Platino.

These Pointed Mules

Jeffrey Campbell Gratis Pointed Toe Mule

Gratis Pointed Toe Mule

These Pointed Mules

Jeffrey Campbell Gratis Pointed Toe Mule

Not sure how this shoe manages to be both delicate AND edgy, oh, wait, maybe it’s the sweet scalloped edges mixed with the silver studs? Either way, these are available in seven different colors, so run, don’t walk!

Sizing: 5-11

Material: Synthetic

Color(s): Brown Suede Silver, Blue Suede Silver, Silver, Black Satin Silver, and more.

These Neutral Cuties

Larroude Ines Pump In Tan Leather

Ines Pump In Tan Leather

These Neutral Cuties

Larroude Ines Pump In Tan Leather

This is the neutral shoe you’ve been waiting for! It’ll be dressy for evening events or more low-key for the work day. By the way, they’re also available in six different colorways.

Sizing: 5-11

Material: Leather

Color(s): Tan, Black, Ivory, Scarlet, and more.

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These Delicate Sandals

MANGO Heeled Sandals

Heeled Sandals

These Delicate Sandals

MANGO Heeled Sandals

Picture this pair with a silk midi gown or skirt. So cute, right?

Sizing: 6-9.5

Material: Shoeupper – 100% polyester, Insole – 100% polyurethane. Sole – 100% rubber.

Color(s): Nude

These Bold Slingbacks

Aeyde Catrina Slingback Kitten Heel Pumps

Catrina Slingback Kitten Heel Pumps

These Bold Slingbacks

Aeyde Catrina Slingback Kitten Heel Pumps

A patent leather kitten heel that will polish up pretty much any look? Say less! But, actually, one more thing: they come in black too!

Sizing: 6-10

Material: Leather

Color(s): Red, Black

These Boots

Schutz Dellia Nappa Leather Bootie

Dellia Nappa Leather Bootie

These Boots

Schutz Dellia Nappa Leather Bootie

Wear these with pretty much any denim look you have planned this winter. Can you see them with your go-to jeans and a white tee?

Sizing: 5-11

Material: Leather

Color(s): Black, Silver, Dark Chocolate

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These Crimson Options

Brother Vellies Tuesday Mule

Tuesday Mule

These Crimson Options

Brother Vellies Tuesday Mule

Does it get any chicer than this electric pop of red?

Sizing: 5-12

Material: Leather

Color(s): Red

These Strappy Snakeskin Ones

Dolce Vita Bev Heels

Bev Heels

These Strappy Snakeskin Ones

Dolce Vita Bev Heels

Snakeskin’s a neutral, in case you were wondering.

Sizing: 5-15

Material: Leather

Color(s): Black leather, Black with embossed snake, Ivory Leather, Rose Leather, and more.

These Embellished Ones

Sam Edelman Brit Kitten Heel Mule

Brit Kitten Heel Mule

These Embellished Ones

Sam Edelman Brit Kitten Heel Mule

Who doesn’t like an embellished buckle? This pair will make any outfit absolutely timeless and classy.

Sizing: 5-11

Material: Leather

Color(s): Black Suede, Navy, Brown Multi, and Chartreuse.

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These White Mules

Banana Republic Leather Low-Heel Mule

Leather Low-Heel Mule

These White Mules

Banana Republic Leather Low-Heel Mule

Now 50% Off

Slip these sweeties on with a skirt, capri pants (which are having a come back), or your favorite pair of denim.

Sizing: 6-10

Material: Leather

Color(s): Black, Lamb White

These Edgy Slingbacks

COS Pointed Slingback

Pointed Slingback

These Edgy Slingbacks

COS Pointed Slingback

A silver cap-toe slingback will add a subtle edge to any ‘fit that we’re absolutely here for.

Sizing: 5-11

Material: Leather

Color(s): Black, Dark Turquoise

These Velvet Ones

Inez Vivi

Vivi

These Velvet Ones

Inez Vivi

This is the year of the bow if my TikTok feed has anything to say about it. Get in on the fun with this cute, seasonal pair perfect for any winter event.

Sizing: 6-10.5

Material:

Spanish suede

Color(s):

Pinot Suede, Black suede

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These Square-Toe Kittens

Kendall Miles Nola Block Heel Mules

Nola Block Heel Mules

These Square-Toe Kittens

Kendall Miles Nola Block Heel Mules

Now 50% Off

Sometimes the simplest choice is the best one. Take this square-toe option, for example.

Sizing: 6-14

Material: Leather

Color(s): Black

Why trust Cosmo:

shape, rectangle

Cosmo’s team of fashion experts—which includes fashion director Cassie Anderson and fashion features director Rachel Torgerson, senior accessories editor Andrea Zendejas, and fashion editors Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien and Danielle Flum—have decades of experience in the industry. They spot relevant trends on the runway before they even hit your TikTok FYP or Insta Explore Page and conduct research across retailers of all kinds to bring you the best clothing and accessory picks for every season. Basically, we’ve curated a chic little corner of the internet for you like it’s our job (because it is, heh).

We have pretty high standards when it comes to clothing and accessory recommendations. Each of our shopping articles adheres to the 15 Percent Pledge and includes products for all sizes. And you better believe we read those product reviews (and test many of the brands IRL) so you don’t have to. You’re welcome!

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Andrea Zendejas is the Senior Accessories Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she has worked for 5+ years. Andrea handles fine and costume jewelry, shoes, and bags for all cover and fashion stories in addition to overseeing the front of book shopping pages. She also styles beauty well stories and various fashion stories for digital. Andrea previously worked at CR Fashion Book, SELF Magazine, and Women’s Health and has contributed to digital sites Harper’s BAZAAR and Marie Claire. Follow her on Instagram. 

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