While flats have reigned supreme in the shoe world over the past couple of season's, the stiletto is making a steady comeback.
Though our love affair with the best flat shoes shows no sign of abating, now we’re on the hunt for the best high heels. Yep, we’ve fallen back in love with stilettos, platforms and all manner of vertiginous sky-scrapers; the high the better. frankly.
The benefits of high heels have been broadly documented: they create the elusion of longer legs and add polish to all outfits. While we were grateful for the fashion-endorsed hero-status of the flat in recent seasons (from fur-filled Gucci loafers, to Phoebe Philo’s favourite Stan Smiths) skyscrapers will never lose their appeal.
From fun pom pom details, to avant-garde architectural styles – high heels have had a high fashion makeover. The key trends this season take their cues from the catwalk: look out for metallics, sequins, 70s style platforms and bold reds.
Miss Selfridge and Aldo have given their new collection a sexy edge with lace-up and mesh details. While & Other Stories and Sam Edleman are embracing the 70s with their purple haze platforms.
Meanwhile, if it’s party season shoes you’re after, & Other Stories have teamed up with New York label Rodarte on a collection of gorgeous sequin-heavy wares. The embellished sandals are destined for the dancefloor.
Our favourite new brand is Malone Souliers. Allow us to introduce the rookie American label who’s signature style balances delicate femininity with bold, directional designs. The Maureen mules are our favourites from the new collection and we strongly advise you to keep this label on your radar.
Of course, classic courts will never go out of style. Look to Whistles, Aldo and Russell and Bromley for favourite for their flattering but comfortable attributes; keep a pair of these trusty heels under your desk for any surprise meetings or impromptu after-work drinks.
From pretty pom pom details to luxed up velvet finishes, these are the best high heels in store now…
These are the perfect office-to-dancefloor heels.
The dream shoe this season, and many more to come.
With a chic suede finish these boots are the perfect day-to-night heels.
These beautiful mules are the dream Christmas shoe.
We love the high-shine finish on these navy sling-backs. Team them with a matching clutch bag for your next big night out.
These classic navy courts will look great with winter whites. We advise a fashion-forward trouser suit to elevate your officewear.
These 70s-style, colour-blocked platforms are ideal for a big night.
These elegant shoes will look divine with a cocktail dress for your next girls night out.
Meet your new office shoe, these pretty burgundy sandals will look gorgeous will an all-black trouser suit.
The shoe world equivalent of the Little Black Dress, these dainty little heels go with everything.
These classic ankle strap heels are a go-with-everything classic.
Don’t ditch those boho summer vibes just yet – these embroidered sandals will still look great with your autumn workwear.
If you’re feeling daring, go head-to-toe velvet and team these platforms with a velvet dress for your next evening event.
Jazz up your workwear with these block heeled metallic rose gold heels.
A brilliant shoe-boot hybrid, these are the perfect heels for zipping around the office in.
Ah animal print, the trend that never goes out of fashion. Add this punchy print to your workwear repertoire.
Cheerful little muti-coloured pom poms have been popping up on everything from handbags to stilettos. Put a spring in your step with these fun sandals from Public Desire.
Elevate your everyday look with these metallic block-heeled Mary Janes.
These ruby red sandals are perfect for freshening up your outfit for after work drinks.
For anyone who loves wearing all-black, get on board with the pom pom trend with these chic black sandals.
These orange tie-up sandals have a comfy block heel that you’ll be very thankful for by the end of a long working day.
The perfect party season shoes, pair these sandals with a dress with matching lace details and hit the dance floor in style.
The luxe velvet finish belies the reasonable price of these romantic River Island heels.
The go-to shoe for all occasions, keep a pair of Whistles’ Cornel pumps under your desk for any break glass in case of after-work drinks emergency.
This floral platforms are nailing the 70s trend.