Can a woman's wardrobe ever really be complete? The jury's still out on that one, but one thing is for sure — getting the most out of your closet starts from the ground up. And with spring 2018's slew of heel trends, tackling which shoe is for you can be tricky. Knowing the differences in heels (and how to wear them) is essential for slayage. We're breaking it down with colorful guides to help you live your most fashionable life. Scroll on to get schooled in proper heel education.
Stiletto: These are *not* for the faint of heart. But they do have a time and place in your arsenal of seasonal must-haves. Turn to sky-high styles for nights out and daytime glam. Look for bold colors (nude heels don't bring much to the table) and classic shapes sans embellishment. Pair with whatever you're wearing to go from basic to bombshell in no time.
Get groovy in this 1970s throwback style that is truly a perfect match for all the trendy floral patterns. The thick sole makes the heel type ideal for weddings, late night dance parties, and everyday strutting. Wear with cropped flares, statement earrings, and that leopard-print
belt bag you're totally obsessed with right now.
Mule: Possibly the longest reigning style, the mule dates back to ancient Rome and was traditionally worn as a house slipper. And in case you've been hiding under a rock for the last year, they're trendy AF now. Wear these shoes and nail a Canadian tux, highlight a tulle dress, or just slip on to run errands.
Me-ow is right. This abbreviated version of the stiletto is the ideal training-wheels heel. It's just enough height to make a statement without compromising your ability to walk all day long. The tiny, lifted kick is the perfect pairing for wide-leg jeans, a French girl-inspired scarf
, and that hot pink lip stain.
Whatever heel you prefer, the slingback is the answer when you're in search of a versatile, day to night style. The open-heeled look completes the profesh pencil skirt, ultra-casual skinny jeans, and even the ubiquitous utility jumpsuit
Probably best known for the Spanish espadrille
, the wedge never seems to go out of style. We recommend wearing yours with everything from cutoff shorts to flowy, maxi dresses.
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(Illustrations by Marisa Kumtong)