Looking for an easy way to dream up a stellar outfit? Build it from the ground up! And yes, that means starting with a killer pair of shoes.
Just take Kerry Washington for example: Her tie-up heels in a vivid aqua hue by Alexandre Birman are the perfect exclamation point on this multi-colored scarf-like dress by Peter Pilotto. And while a bold pair may feel like a "I'll only wear it once" kind of purchase, they're actually more versatile than you think (and totally worth the investment), as they look equally as stunning on a casual look — think a tee and jeans — as they do on a plain shift.
The key when purchasing a pair is to look for something that makes you smile, whether it's a pom pom on a slide, a tassel on a sandal or a crystal on a mule (and yes, we've got all those options in this gallery right here). Keep scrolling to see 14 of the most irresistible shoes guaranteed to put an extra pep in your step.