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Classic Flats

When building your shoe collection, chic flats are a must. No matter how comfortable you think your heels are, every girl needs a reliable flat. After all, have you ever tried running through cobblestone streets in heels? We have and don't recommend it. Commuter flats they may be, but make sure yours are chic and polished enough that you can also pair them with a pencil skirt or party dress when you're simply not feeling like changing into those stilettos.

Gemma flats, $135, jcrew.com

5 Shoes Every Woman Should Own by Age 30

Glamour

By Avery Matera. Photos: Courtesy of Brands.

We, being fashion lovers, believe deeply in the power of our clothing to lift our spirits, make us feel a little bit stronger, and—yes—aid in our journey through adulthood, one birthday at a time. With that, there are certain wardrobe essentials every woman should own by the age of 30.

One of our favorite categories? Shoes. Our advice: collect your favorites, invest in practical options, and spring for the fabulous-but-uncomfortable from time to time. To help you get started, here are the five styles you need in your arsenal—guaranteed to make you feel put-together and ready for anything by the time you reach the other side of 29.

This story originally appeared on Glamour.

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