We’re all about taking classic fashion to a whole new level, and today, we’re starting with basic black heels. Most of you probably already own a pair (if not multiple), and rightfully so — they’re simple enough to go with just about any outfit. That being said, simplicity isn’t the only path to adaptability. The following 18 pairs of black heels are uniquely bold enough to stand out from the crowd, while still maintaining their versatile nature. Scroll on through to find your next go-to pair of heels!
1. Pointed Toe Pumps ($101): These pumps are so striking, from the unique straps to the distinctive snakeskin pattern. We recommend pairing these with a dress or romper so you can show ’em off like nobody’s business.
7. Kayla Fringe Sandals ($149): Take a cue from the fabulous flappers of the ’20s and embrace fringe with open arms. Rather than being flashy, the fringe on these sandals is subtle enough to maintain an overall classy look.
9. Suede Bessie Heels ($79): This is probably one of the most versatile pairs of them all. You can rock ’em all day and all night, and they’d never look out of place.
10. Leather Wooden Platform Clogs ($90): These aren’t what we first think of when we hear the word “clogs,” but that’s probably a good thing. They’re oh-so stylish and have a rockin’ ’70s vibe that we just can’t get enough of.
11. Madewell d’Orsay Heel ($130): If you haven’t checked out Madewell’s pumps and heels, pick up a pair on your next denim + boot run and you can thank us later.
12. Saber Cutout Heels ($135): For those of you who have trouble walking in heels, we’ve found the solution. This heel is both short and in block shape, so there’s no room left for those balancing troubles.
13. Tapune Wedge Sandals ($18): These wedge sandals are capitalizing on the best parts of the revived Birkenstock craze, and we’re not complaining. Think it would be okay to add a comfortable cork layer to all of our shoes?
15. Olga Pumps ($20): The contrast between the black and transparent areas of these pumps is what makes it stand out the most. Transparent sections are also an excellent way to turn a pair of black heels into daytime summer wear.
17. Snake-Effect Mules ($65): Nobody can ever have enough snakeskin patterns in their shoe collection, especially when it serves as the accent material. And on this pair, the snakeskin portion even doubles as more support for your foot.
18. Wlwen Cutout Sandals ($85): We definitely saved the craziest, most edgy pair for last. Everybody’s going to be asking about these from the minute you step out of your front door.
Which pair of black heels would you rock? Let us know in the comments below!