I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been daunted by tall and slim heels. Is it the irrational fear of getting caught between tiny gaps on the floor, or maybe just the thought of losing my balance and tripping? Regardless, a girl does get that urge for some extra height and poise every so often, and block heels provide that desired middle ground. Block heels are no doubt one of the embodiments of comfort in style. Compared to stilettos and pumps, they distribute our body’s weight much more evenly and make for a comfortable stroll.
Block heels are tough to miss with their chunky shape—think those colored wooden blocks we played with as children—and while they often come as strappy sandals you can easily slip on, there are still various styles and silhouettes to choose from. Not to mention they pair well with pieces and bottoms of any length, be it a baby doll dress to a midi skirt or even a pair of ankle-length jeans. Here we’ll list some foolproof ways celebs have taken to strut their own pairs.
How Celebs Wear Block Heels
Tricia dons some cool neutral hues and tops it off with a camel colored pair of closed mules with block heels for that added warmth.
2. Gabbi Garcia
We love this almost transparent cylindrical block heel under a pointed blue velvet base on Gabbi Garcia! The heel almost looks like an amber gemstone, lending some gloss to this Barbie pink and royal blue look.
3. Anne Curtis
Anne takes the studded gladiator sandals trend and turns it up a notch with some height. See how she dons the pair with a midi dress? So chic!
Cop this all-white look from Sarah Lahbati with her strappy block heels and then top it off with a pop of color. Spot the square-toe shape, which you’ll see several of in this rundown, as this ‘90s silhouette makes its comeback!
5. Gabs & Chi Gibbs
Take cues from this sibling duo and let your personality shine with your choice of heels. Gabs Gibbs opts for a cut-out white pair with cylindrical block heels, while big sis Chi Gibbs dips into the more colorful side of the spectrum with strappy slip-ons. Both girls put their own spins on that classic white tee and frayed denim look.
Another piece making its comeback from the ‘90s are definitely white boots. Pia Wurtzbach keeps it simple with a green pantsuit and tops the look off with that pop of white. We’re feeling that secondhand fear of stepping on a puddle or some mud, but we’re sure this queen can poise her way through anything.
Here’s another midi dress and block heel combo from Belle this time around. She contrasts a blue floral dress with thin-strapped mustard block heels for this effortless and minimal summery number.
8. Sam Pinto
These thin, barely-there strappy heels are definitely a thing of 2019. Sam Pinto dons some desert hues with a white pair of heels and some frayed white jeans to match.
9. Bea Marin
Cop this glossy look from blogger Bea Marin as she pairs a black and white number with yellow jelly-like strappy slip-ons, a beaded bag, and some bling to seal the deal.
10. Vern Enciso
Vern pairs this double denim look with a blood orange tee and a pair of mustard square-toed block heels.
11. Kelly Misa
We love this oh-so chic look from model Kelly Misa, who takes this crisp tan button-down midi dress and pairs with trendy crisscross strap heels. The faux animal skin and her frayed bucket hat lend some texture to this look, but spot those pyramid-shaped heels!
From her cat eye sunnies to the denim bermuda cut-offs down to the buckled beige heels, this Julie Ann San Jose number is just to die for! This definitely checks out as another ‘90s look on the list, with the denim almost mimicking bike shorts.
13. Mari Jasmine
Local shoe label Annie + Lori’s take on the modern bakya surely counts as block heels, don’t you think? We love the cut-out design and that short cylindrical heel, lending just a little bit of height to this desert neutrals number by Mari Jasmine. You can almost hear that satisfying click of heel against concrete.
A fave on this list is Martine’s barely-there PVC square-toed sandal with a spherical heel. While not your typical flat-surfaced block, it still carries that same effect of lending some height and chunk to one’s outfit. Not to mention, we love these tandem looks from the cousins with their matching baby blue prairie dresses and minimal makeup.
15. Kelsey Merritt
It’s hard to go wrong with these two-tone cap-toe Chanel slingbacks. They’re such classics, no wonder so many dupes have surfaced! Kelsey Merritt takes the timeless piece and pairs it with some jeans and a white bustier top for a modern spin.
16. Maggie Wilson
Cop this laidback Maggie Wilson number with some warm neutrals. These block heels deem you ready for some walking and shopping, lending Maggie more height and length without much of a fuss.
17. Nicole Andersson
PVC-strapped heels have clearly (pun intended) made waves recently, and this strappy crisscross pair from Nicole Andersson is no exception. Take a cue from her and don a glossy pedi for that extra shine.
18. Camille Co
Camille mixes and matches some bright pinks and yellows for this look, landing with a pair of lime green strappy square-toed heels. There seems to be a lot going on—her clamshell bag def a cute standout—but she makes it work!
19. Iza Calzado
We love this all-white number from Iza Calzado! White provides an amazing contrast with her skin tone, and one of the keys to this look are thickness—from her top’s neckline to the bow at the waist, right down to the thickness of the heel straps, all spanning about an inch to two inches. We can’t help but think this won’t have the same effect had the shoe straps been slimmer!
Blythe dons this fresh and youthful number with a mix of prints, from her polka dot dress to her triangular printed sandals.