So many shoe trends surface every now and then. It's tempting to add more and more pairs to our collections—white sneakers, loafers, pumps, strappy sandals—frankly, the list just never ends. But should you need to hold on to just a few pairs for a 2020 closet overhaul, we advise you scroll through to this list before you start tossing out some of your best heels. These are timeless picks that will always be in style!
Below, we list eight heeled shoes that will never fail to make you look good. Plus, a mini shopping list for new pairs to help start off your year in the right foot (pun intended).
Types of Needs Every Woman Needs:
Stiletto heels are a must in every woman's closet. Apart from being a posture-correcting pair, it also slims down the calves while it lengthens your gams—legs for days, anyone? Of course, something in nude is a safe choice to opt for when buying stilts, but if you're investing in a statement pair, try a metallic iteration that will surely bring out your stylish side! You can easily elevate your LBDs, denim boiler suits, and blazers.
Metallic animal print high-heel sandals, P2995, ZARA, Greenbelt 5
Perhaps we can call this your slip-and-go shoes. A pair of mules is a sensible footwear when you're in need of a little height boost sans the ankle pain. They're practical shoes that you can take from day to night, or swap with your office pumps when grabbing after-work drinks. Whatever you wear, trust this pair to complete your look effortlessly and instantly make you look put together.
Braided metallic heeled mules, P2595, ZARA, One Bonifacio
3. Ankle strap
Nothing beats an ankle strap heel when you're out to flaunt your toned legs. They're an eternally dependable pair that can survive fluctuating trends. For an on-trend styling trick, how about wearing 'em with floor-grazing trousers to create a cool silhouette?
Sandals with ties, P1690, H&M, SM Megamall
4. Kitten heels
Perhaps an underrated type of heel, the kitten heel is one of the most practical footwear you'll ever own. This low-heel shoe is a nod to the '50s and is a must for the high level of comfort it brings. Refresh your wardrobe with its new gen versions that come with square toes, exaggerated buckles, bijoux, or candy-colored straps.
Gem Embellished Slingback Heels, price unavailable, PEDRO, TriNoma
5. Block heels
Your podiatrist will thank you for having a block heel in your shoe rotation. For one, its heel brings you the height boost you need without putting strain on your feet. They're reasonable pairs to wear especially when your agenda for the day involves standing up for long periods of time or your weekly-mandated sprints to the mall.
Transparent heel sandals, P2395, PULL & BEAR, SM Megamall
When choosing your footwear for the daily grind, the slingback is perhaps the last thing you have in your mind. But hear us out—not only is it a dependable pair for the office, it cradles the heels and secures your foot in the shoe, more than any slip-on shoes can. It's a safe pair to own that you can easily wear in the workplace and take for a spin on your dinner date.
Slingback shoes with wooden heels, P5790, MASSIMO DUTTI, Power Plant
Bet you didn't expect this retro pair to make the list, right? A flatform can give you the same height boost with a little kitsch. If you're finally giving in to this resurfacing trend, we suggest you go for pairs that are minimalist, have a streamlined look, and with a classic aesthetic that will easily blend in with the rest of your wardrobe.
Embellished Flatform Loafers, P2599, CHARLES & KEITH, TriNoma
Last but not the least, the pumps! Aside from being an office wear staple, this classic silhouette will never let you down. It's a polished pair that makes you look put together in a snap. Naturally, black or beige pairs should be your go-tos, but let us pique your interest with new neutrals that will add a new depth to your OOTDs. Try deep green or burgundy, both of which are as wearable as the classic black. Take it up a notch and explore various textures to cement your style maven status.
Croc-Effect Pointed Toe Chunky Heel Pumps, P2599, CHARLES & KEITH, Power Plant