Elevate Your Black Shoe Game with These 5 Styles

Black heels are a wardrobe staple, obviously. But there are a few different types of black heel that can serve different purposes in your closet. While perhaps you don't need to have all of these styles in your closet, any one of them would serve you well as you build out your capsule wardrobe. Besides, what girl doesn't love options? 

Black Platform Pump 

A platform pump is a short girl's dream. You get an extra inch to an inch and a half of height, and a platform actually makes heels more comfortable because your foot isn't arching as drastically inside the shoe. Platform pumps are great for a night out because you'll be able to stand, walk and dance in them that much longer. 

Black Pointed Toe Pump

A black pointed toe pump is perfect with jeans and a blazer for Casual Friday at the office, or jeans and a tee on the weekend. Add colorful accessories to really make the outfit pop. The simplicity of a pointed toe pump also makes it the ideal companion for your favorite suit, giving a slightly more modern touch than a rounded toe; you may just want to go with a slightly shorter heel height (3 1/2" or shorter) if your office is conservative. 

Black Patent Pump 

For dressier occasions, go for a patent leather pump. The shine of the material makes it stand out in a way that a black leather shoe won't. Black patent pumps pair very well with After 5 attire, cocktail dresses and other evening wear. 

Black Peep Toe Pump

A peep toe lightens up a black pump and keeps it from feeling so severe because of the extra showing of skin. This also makes them ideal for wearing in spring and summer with your work attire that's made of lighter fabrics, and things that are short sleeved or sleeveless. (However, don't discount them for fall/winter with black tights--the monochromatic color makes your legs look longer). 

Black Booties

Booties add edge to an outfit. They're the final touch you want to add to the trendiest pieces in your repertoire, like "dressy" sweatpants, printed leggings, drop waist skirts and leather pants.

What's your 'go-to' black shoe and how do you wear it?  

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