Satin shoes
Photo: Gabriella Imperatori-Penn
Clockwise from top:

1. Turn-lock detail—as on a preppy handbag—makes polished flats work equally well for day. Coach, $178 

2.
Green grow the peep-toes, these with a vintage-flavored knot near the toe. Kate Spade, $298 

3.
An architectural stiletto is built with bands of blue, from midnight to sky. Christian Louboutin, $865

4.
Pink and garnet "gems" illuminate affordable, adorable heels. Ann Taylor, $129

5.
For Latin dances, there's nothing hotter than a red shoe with a sassy rosette. Betsey Johnson, $175 

6.
Consider the evening wedge—more stable than high, skinny heels, and in ruby satin, innately glamorous. Rodo, $575 

7.
Pumped-up orange with a discreet bow delivers an ideal heel for a really nice price. Glint, $90 

8.
The glittery buckle, pointy toe, and elegant curlicue make this like an 18th-century court shoe, tweaked for our times. Tibi, $352 

9.
Towering teal platform has straps that snake flatteringly around the ankle. Yves Saint Laurent, $695