Let us set the scene for a moment. You’re midway through work and the phone buzzes…your friends want to hang out tonight and possibly go dancing, which is great. We do so love last minute plans! But wait, horror hits you. You look down and remember you’re wearing your comfortable but NOT stylish heels for work.
So what you really need are heels that are oh-so-versatile, sorting you out for both work and leisure. Well, would you look at that – we’ve found 16 pairs that will do just the trick. You can thank us later!
We ladies love our high heels but sometimes we just can’t seem to last the day without the pain, let alone the night. Then these heeled pumps from Prada are perfect because they’re so professional looking and the best part yet? They do not compromise on style and most importantly, comfort.
Prada, Embellished patent leather pumps, $865 from Net-a-porter
Pick out a lady from the crowd and ask if she has a pair of stilettos she so dearly adore. Chances are, the answer is yes because every lady needs a good pair of stilettos to combat any battle at her workplace. Why not make them a little more exciting and stylish by adding lace-up designs like this pair from MANGO. Great for work, even better and sexier for that dinner date you’re having after.
MANGO, Lace-up stiletto shoes, $79.90
We still haven’t figure out what Kim K and Kylie Jenner are famous for but they sure are setting fashion trends that we can’t help but love. Like these laced up heels and for good reasons – the thin laces around the ankle creates a slender and sexier illusion, which is the kind of news we want to hear daily. Opt for a nude or brown pair, to not direct too much attention in the day, but retaining the x factor for night.
Rupert Sanderson, Poet lace-up suede pumps, $506 from Net-a-porter
Remember when Valentino showcased the to-die-for Pre Fall 2015 collection that consist of space dresses so beautiful you’ll shed a tear just by looking at it? We can relive that bit of beauty with these pair of exquisite pumps that has shimmery star details. It is so appropriate for work because of the base nude colour that helps tone them down enough when paired with simple and plain clothing, but yet remaining quirky enough for that extra pop in your outfit.
Valentino, Tango embellished leather pumps, $1,143 from Net-a-porter
Kitten heels are bang on trend for S/S 2017, so there is no better way to ace this season than by wearing these beauties. The plain black contrasts with the killer design on the heel, giving you a perfect transition shoe from the desk to the dance floor.
See by Chloe, Velvet pumps, $277 from Net-a-porter
Here’s how you can sneakily wear a pair of mules to work – make sure the front is covering most of your feet, very much like heeled boots, which are totally appropriate for work. Oh and of course, they’re comfortable enough to last you through the night. We love the Tory Burch’s logo details on the heels, adding a little contrast in colour and style.
Tory Burch, Finley leather mules, $340 from Net-a-porter
How does one not crush over these?! They’re absolutely stunning with a classy nude base and sensual from the cut out details. Elongated legs? Checked. You can try wearing these with a pencil skirt, or pair with pants but do remember to fold up the hemlines to reveal a bit of your ankle for some subtle sex appeal.
Alexandre Birman, Loretta cut out suede sandals, $565 from Net-a-porter
What did we tell you about pumps? That they are excellent of course, and these cream base leather pumps from Gucci are thoroughly feminine, especially the faux pearl studded heels. Put on a little black dress with these and be on your way to work without any worries. Last minute date plans? Come at us.
Gucci, Embellished leather pumps, $1,034 from Net-a-porter
Oh hello there again, stilettos. Except that we recommend changing up the usual suspect for a splash of colour, such as these burgundy pair. The clear detail is genius, as it provides support for the feet while remaining seductive the whole time.
Public Desire, Keeley Clear Detail Burgundy Court Shoes, $63.32 from ASOS
Prefer something more feminine? Then these light pink pumps will be your best friend. Just imagine it as a sweet country girl with a dirty little secret to tell because it’s flirtatious from the laces and sweet from the colours. Style wise? They’re appealing to both work and play.
Aquazzura, Monaco embellished suede pumps, $654 from Net-a-porter
Ditch those heels and skirts because tonight girl, we’re going to rock a biker chick kind of look for the night. Pair these cut out boots with skinny ripped denim jeans, fishnet tights underneath and a loose peplum spaghetti top.
ASOS, Evolve Shoe Boots, $73.90
A little tassel and frill details never hurt no one really, so let these pair of heels stand out by wearing a contrast in colour, preferably a darker shade. Never forget to keep it simple, the attention is on your feet. Walk the talk, they say.
ASOS, Tama Heeled Fringe Sandals, $73.90
Pointed ends are always great for office because they make you look professional, remember, look is the keyword here, So add that onto a pair of loafers and you’re office ready. Now, to avoid being dismissed as boring during your gathering, the intricate gem embellishments will add on a little character for your loafers, and you of course.
ASOS, Smokie Embellished Heeled Loafers, $84.46
Poms poms are such a trend right now, from earrings to handphone accessories and we do not see why we should not apply the same enthusiasm on your heels. Keep it classy in black with thin heels and straps, then go crazy with your outfit colours, or not. Your preference.
Public Desire, Keir Black Pom Pom Heeled Sandals, $63.32 from ASOS
For the laidback lady in you, these slingback leather shoes in red are yours to keep, simply because they do not try too hard at all. They aren’t out to impress with anything too extravagant, just remaining exceedingly comfortable and minimal, exuding a toned down seduction with red laces. Our best bet would be to keep the outfit neutral or monochrome, to really let the shoes do the talking.
Mango, Slingback leather shoes, $139