5 Black Shoes You Should Have | Clozette

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Black shoes never ceases to amaze fashionistas as it is the most versatile colour around. It's classy, sometimes sassy, and can even go edgy depending on the styles you have in your closet. Since there are so many styles to choose from, how do you filter out the good ones from the bad? 


To help you out on your next shoe shopping spree, here are 5 must-have black shoes you should own now. 


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Classic Black Pumps



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The classic black pump, whether it's patent, pointed-toe, or armed with 3-inch heels, is a staple in any closet. It switches any outfit from drab to fab and can turn anything sophisticated. If you're the preppy type, a patent black pump is the one for you; but if your style is more feminine go for peep toe heels. If you want something that's an absolute statement maker, a pointed black pump is the one that suits you best. 

Edgy Boots



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Add attitude to your outfit with a pair of edgy boots that will certainly turn things around for you. The best thing about these kind of boots is that wearing them is a statement in itself. If you feel lazy but you have to look fabulous, you can just literally add a pair of boots to a plain outfit and you're good to go! 



Heeled Sandals



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Black heeled sandals are perfect for day events and casual gatherings. Since your feet are exposed, they're not as intimidating as the black pumps or boots. However, they still provide the flavour of elegance because of the heels.  



Basic Sandals



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Dressing down in laidback fashion doesn't mean you have to forget style altogether. Instead of slippers, opt for black sandals with a simple design that is perfect for walking around and doing errands. They amp up your style since black is a strong and refined colour. 



Slip-Ons



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We all know black flats are a staple, so it need not be mentioned here. However, the sporty cousin of the black flats is the black slip-ons and they are just as comfortable. They add a dash of sporty luxe flavour since they're technically a hybrid between a ballet flat and rubber shoe (without the hassle of needing shoelaces). This is another shoe perfect for everyday wear without sacrificing style.   



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Despite how hot, sunny, or confused the weather may be, our Fashion community is always consistently showcasing their flair for fashion. Even if the lazy, laid-back looks are the perfect ones to sport this season, we appreciated those that took the road less travelled and wore polished ensembles. Polished looks are for those who chose heels, glam accessories, and structured silhouettes over loose and basic pieces.


Without further ado, here are 5 polished looks that made it on our weekly OOTD Roundup of the best looks spotted in our Fashion Community! 


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Everestsays

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In celebration of Singapore's National Day, Star Clozetter Everestsays sported an #SG50 OOTD that's polished from her shades down to her shoes. The placing of the colours kept the look balanced, with the accessories classy and on-point. This is a lovely polished look you can wear from day-to-night. 

cassansaurusanaesi

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Cool and polished? Only cassansaurusanaesi is able to pull that off flawlessly. We all know this Clozette Ambassador's style is beyond the usual basic and monochrome trend, that's why her looks are always a source of style inspiration. We love her embellished top and metallic oxfords! 



Aggylow

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Aggylow  presented us with another #SG50 outfit that is worth raving about. We love how she cleverly wore an all-red look and posed against a while wall for that red and white combination. This look may seem simple but it's actually quite an eye-catcher with its deep red colour choice and the touch of black in all the right places. 



RochelleAbella

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RochelleAbella is a Clozette Ambassador with a polished style that never fails. This ensemble in particular caught our eye because of the pairing of those chic heels and blazer, absolutely complementing each other so well with the black and white patterns. Now this is how you turn basic into something fab!



HLRYYS

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Clozette Ambassador HLRYYS sure knows how to steal the show in style! This skirt is an absolute stunner and the way she styled it made it the perfect casual glam look. Since the skirt is already a show stopper, her minimal accessories and sling bag kept it balanced with its simplicity. It can't go more polished than this!



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The real reason why celebrities always look so well-dressed is because they have stylists. But in truth, regular fashionistas can also rock their own chic looks if they just put a bit more effort in styling their clothes. It doesn't need to be as complicated as looking for pegs, searching shops for clothes, and filtering out the options. 


All you need are these 5 basic principles of celebrity styling!  


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Principle # 1: Layer Clothes



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Layering clothes isn't just for the cold season, it's also essential in looking like a celebrity. Imagine seeing someone in top, jeans, and sneakers combo and compare it to someone wearing a top, leather jacket, jeans, and sneakers combo. Doesn't the latter one look more fabulous? You can layer tops, jackets, coats, bandanas, scarves, and cover-ups to look dressier than usual!

Principle 2: Accessorize With Glam



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If you really want to acheive that celebrity look, then you have to remember that accessories are as vital as your clothes. They define your overall style--whether it be basic, edgy, boho, or classy. The safest choice are gold accessories and minimalist jewellery so you can achieve glam in an instant! 



Principle 3: Inject Your Personality



Rihanna's style is distinguishable from Beyonce's style and vice versa. Same goes for almost all A-list celebrities out there. Each of them making their own mark in the fashion industry. With every look, they make sure they inject their personalities and let their style shine through. For a celebrity, it's not always about what's trending, it's about their personality speaking through their clothes and creating the trend. So go ahead and pour your personality into everything you wear.


Principle 4: Make It Look Effortless



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Celebrities have the talent to make their outlits look so perfectly put-together, it's like they didn't think about it at all. The secret to that is obvious--just don't think too about it too much. Don't overdo it. Less is more. But if you do have to put more, make sure it's a fashion statement and not a costume-y outfit. 



Principle #5: Strut In Statement Shoes



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Have you even seen celebrities walking in a pair of drab, worn-out, ugly shoes? No. Shoes can make or break your outfit. That's why celebrities make it point to buy the best pairs they can get their hands on. These shoes don't have to be expensive, they just have to look stylish and be of good quality. 



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