Haute Heels to Treat Your Feet

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Haute Heels to Treat Your Feet
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The perfect pair of heels is the Holy Grail of footwear, but have you ever bought a glamorous pair of shoes only to have them sit in your closet like a shrine? Well, it's time to wear them. We've scoured the red carpet to find the most decorative and embellished heels that are worthy of a museum, and, we've included some inspiration on real ways to wear them. So, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy these pumped up kicks with attitude so you'll feel ready to strut your favorite heels (or buy new ones, ha!) in no time.

Snakeskin Charmers
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Snakeskin Charmers

We're completely enamored with these red snakeskin ankle boots. Since these shoes are showstoppers on their own, take a leaf out of Hayley Westenra’s book and wear them with black, white or other subtle colored garments to highlight their wow-factor. (And, if you're wearing a dress or skirt, we totally dig the tiny print on her stockings, too. Take notes, ladies!)

Multiple Personality Shoe
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Multiple Personality Shoe

Really, you can't go wrong with Yves Saint Laurent. We're fairly sure you could wear these pumps with a pair of overalls and still look like a million bucks (ok, maybe not, but they are really cute!). If you have metallic-color-block heels, be daring and wear them with black ankle pants (a la Audrey Hepburn) with a subdued blouse. Kick up the shine factor with chunky jewelry. Confidence goes best with these sky-high shoes.

Inner Animal
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Inner Animal

Actress Jessica Szohr paired these pumps with a short, semi-casual dress and we love how the shoes really popped against her low-key look.The great thing about these leopard print booties, they add animal instinct to even the simplest of outfits. Access your inner animal by throwing these on with a sweater dress and tights or a top and skinny jeans.

Spiked Stilettos
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Spiked Stilettos

While spiked boots remind us of repressed middle school memories of Hot Topic, these spiky heels would bring out our inner femme fatale. (Oh, how we love multipurpose footwear -- glamorous weapon of defense, anyone?). Brittany Snow was armed with a golden glow when she wore these with a short and sleeveless patterned dress to the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards.

Tied Up and Trimmed
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Tied Up and Trimmed

We’re not sure what we love most here – the tennis shoe lace up or the bright lime green and metallic mix. The combination is unexpected, and it works. When pulling an outfit together around similar shoes, wear flowery dresses or denim shorts and cute tops for warm weather, or skinny jeans and a cropped sweater for cooler temps.

Jewel Toed
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Jewel Toed

You know those lazy Saturday days that quickly turn into bar-hopping Saturday nights with the gals? These shoes will walk you right through your lunch dates to your glass of chardonnay. Any dress becomes a party dress when paired with these pumps, and they add instant oomph to both cuffed or boot cut jeans.

Glamorous Gladiator
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Glamorous Gladiator

Lauren Conrad wore these Jimmy Choo gladiator heels to Covergirl Cosmetic's 50th Anniversary Party. Instead of wearing them with the staple LBD, she went for its cousin - The Little Cream Dress. We’re fairly sure Lauren Conrad could march right into the Coliseum right now wearing the best looking gladiator shoe-garb the Roman monument has ever seen.

Strapping Stilettos
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Strapping Stilettos

Clearly, these are not your average black pumps. The scant showings of skin make these shoes considerably more titillating than your everyday black heels. And, who can resist a chic cut out design.

Bead-Dazzled
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Bead-Dazzled

Ashley Williams wore these gold, beaded, slingback pumps to the premier of “Something Borrowed,” which is incidental because if we were to borrow something from Williams, it would be these shoes. She wore them with a short purple dress (and looked fabulous) proving that there is no color too bright for these slingbacks.

Zipadee-Shoe-Dah
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Zipadee-Shoe-Dah

We all need that fierce-yet-foot-friendly pair of heels. While Bella Thorne's ankle boots aren't entirely utilitarian (we'd hate to see her running away from her young fan following and scuff them up) -- these booties go well with any outfit, and work across all seasons. And who can resist that clever use of a zipper?

Haute Pink Heel
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Haute Pink Heel

Business in the front, party in the back. This nude and pink pump has the color contrast and avant garde heel that makes these the perfect "workday" to "play date" shoe. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan wore these two-tone heels with a form fitting white dress to a pep rally for the United Nations Foundation Campaign. We think you could wear these with a cute top and pencil skirt, or even a leather jacket, tee and jeans. Yeah, these are that cool.

The Chain Gang
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The Chain Gang

When your shoes are just as accessorized as your neckline, why not go all out? Victoria Justice wore these pumps to the MTV awards with a sequined mini dress and managed to look like a 21st century chandelier. In the best way possible. Her feet got an award for Best Bling. Ok, so not really, but they could have.

Moon Walker
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Moon Walker

Arianne Zucker presented at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards while wearing these heels and a strapless black mini. Phone home to your inner extra-terrestrial and tell her, “Huston, we have a shoe-lution.” But really -- this is what people wear on Cloud Nine. We'd be over the moon if we could wear these with our favorite LBDs.

Brace Yourself
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Brace Yourself

It doesn’t take much persuading to get us to don some suede pumps. Especially when they hang out so gracefully around our ankle. Dress up lighter suede with jewel toned dresses and rock ankle-wrapping pumps with mid-thigh hemlines or fitted pants.

Caught in a Web
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Caught in a Web

These Christian Louboutin stilettos are the incarnation of sexy chic. They are so eye-catching (and provocative), we cannot resist this mesh-like pattern. Given the red-hot appeal of these shoes, the rest of your outfit should be a quiet accompaniment. Steer clear of anything that is too busy. We'd love to see these paired with a boatneck jersey dress, or a pair of oh-so-flattering black jeggings and a tunic.

Welcome to The Jungle
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Welcome to The Jungle

These shoes, in three words: animal print preppy. Two words on how to wear them: clash-match. The one word that comes to mind when we think about them on our feet: Rawr.

Perfectly Patterned Pumps
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Perfectly Patterned Pumps

We’ve had a girl crush on Emmy Rossum since she paraded down the red carpet in that unforgettable Ralph Lauren dress. These shoes remind us why we love her style so much. Pull off a similar patterned pump by dressing them up with gold or gilded antique jewelry and an evening gown, or throw them on with jeans for a quasi-casual night out with a flouncy blouse.

Rococo On
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Rococo On

As with any strappy shoe (especially the detailed ones), your feet will be the focal point. Don’t be afraid to show off your legs and your polished toes in a pair of embellished strappy heels. From there, we say err on the simple side. A tee-shirt dress would do well for a dressed down look, and a short slip dress would be the perfect cocktail hour accoutrement. Taryn Manning wore these shoes with a simple white dress and black blazer to Tommy Hilfiger's "Prep World Pop Up House."

Black & White
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Black & White

What’s black and white and envied all over? These shoes. By throwing on some pantyhose and pairing them with a large white coat, Joan Collins managed to turn these heels into appropriate wintery footwear, but when you’re working with classic colors, really, anything goes. From that tight black pencil skirt to your new red pants, a classy black and white shoe will take you anywhere, wearing anything.

Bead Me Up
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Bead Me Up

When we look at these shoes, we can almost taste the fruity drink we'd sip while wearing these heels on a tropical vacation. Between warm days shopping in beach boutiques, to glamorous evenings out dancing, we'd wear these shoes until we couldn't any more. Beads dress these shoes up, but the mix of colors add a playfulness that works for casual wear as well.

Pretty in Peep Toe
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Pretty in Peep Toe

Salmon pink peep toe? Yes please! While these scream “summer shoe,” don’t be afraid to pair them with a slick pair of pants and wear them in the fall too. Just invest in a good pair of stockings and some coordinating bright accessories.

Little Metallic Touches
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Little Metallic Touches

We like these because they're "work-sensible stylish." Meaning that the little bit of glitz makes them trendy without being ostentatious, so you can add some punch to that power suit. Look for pretty, geometric jewelry to play up these modern heels.

Old Testament Trendy
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Old Testament Trendy

When you're wearing a bright patterned dress, equally showy shoes can be overkill. For the days you feel like you're toeing the line between fashion forward and sleek sophisticate, take a tip from Frankie Shaw and jazz up your strappy sandals with everything from electric pink to purple polish.

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