Every woman has an opinion about heels. They’re either an essential ingredient for (literally) elevating an outfit to peak glamour, or they’re just not worth the discomfort of wearing them through a long evening out. (If you’re in the latter group, follow podiatrists’ advice on finding the right fit
.) Most women probably fall somewhere in between: high heels are a must-have for fancy occasions but too much of a pain—physically and financially—to wear more often. When it is
time to wear heels, make the most of it with a style that looks good and feels good at the same time.
Find Your Go-To Pairs ...
Fortunately, whether you’re buying a pair for a special occasion or adding to an already extensive collection, it doesn’t take much to be well-heeled thanks to hundreds of deals every day on Groupon. Use the filters in the left sidebar to shop for staples such as black strappy heels, which work with date-night LBDs and skinny jeans alike, or wedge heels, which make an ideal summer and vacation shoe due to their walkability. Permanently trendy stiletto heels can be found from high-end designers like Louboutin
along with the more budget-friendly Calvin Klein
... And Your Statement Makers
If you’ve got the classics covered, revamping your shoe style
is a great way to make your wardrobe feel fresh again. Platform shoes are a little more out-there, as they add tons of height and are enough look to serve as the focal point of an outfit. Similarly, a pair of red pumps might channel Betty Boop, but they look totally modern with well-tailored jeans
and a menswear-inspired top. And if your wardrobe is awash in neutrals, consider getting a pair of statement high heels—they’re surprisingly versatile, as they work with everything from a black turtleneck, to a white tee
, to a chambray button-down.