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ESC: Chrissy Teigen

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How boring would it be if all straps looked the same?

Sure, they only have one sole purpose (securing your foot to your shoe), but as long as they're serving that purpose the way they're presented shouldn't be an issue, right? Right.

Designers are constantly reinventing the way straps live on shoes and a great example of that (other than the below four) are Chrissy Teigen's. The model's heels have thin, thin straps in the multiples giving them a leg up in the fashion department. Those small details make all the difference, turning basic pumps into style-heavy footwear perfect for formal, semi-formal and casual occasions alike.

ESC: Emma Stone

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Emma Stone's leather sandals are sporting some bold straps. They're thick yet super minimal, which means they go with just about any outfit. If you're looking for a pair of shoes to turn your most causal outfit into something more polished (that don't have a heel), this style is a perfect choice.

ESC: Gemma Arterton

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For an example of a more classic heel strap, see the pair on actress Gemma Arterton. They're simple and timeless making them truly the perfect shoe for any occasion, any hour of any day. Throw a pair of these on to amp up your workwear.

ESC: Lana Del Rey

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For another example of a sophisticated flat that will turn any outfit into a chicer version of itself, look to Lana Del Rey's crisscross straps. Your white tee and cutoffs will never be the same.

ESC: Cara Santana

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Actress and entrepreneur Cara Santana's platforms are showing straps of a different kind. They're definitely not simple and they'll always be the statement of the outfit, so wear them wisely. The star's neutral, cool-girl ensemble is a perfect match.