When creating a functional wardrobe, there are a number of items that are essential to making it a success, and heels are definitely included. Not just one pair, either. Starting with at least two pairs of neutral heels is the way to go.
Neutral heels include classic black high heels and then a nude pair. Because both are basic hues, they can be styled with every other color and item in your closet. From that point on, you can introduce heels in red, white, pink, and more.
Pair heels with jeans, and that outfit will be elevated from casual to fabulous. The same goes for skirts and shorts. Their simplicity is easily enhanced by a pair of heels.
Styling heels with dresses is the go-to since a dress is often seen as ultra-feminine and elegant. After all, researchers at the University of Portsmouth have explained that “heels change the way the entire body moves, including the pelvis, hips, legs, knees, feet and even the shoulders, to emphasize femininity.”Science proves it, and I have even more evidence. Here are cute outfits with heels that you need to see!
1. Black Satin Tank Top and Gray High-Waisted Pants With Black High Heels
I love a look that’s simple and professional, and that’s the vibe I’m getting from this satin tank top and fabulous gray high-waisted pants combo.Completing the formal ensemble is a pair of classy black high heels. You can’t go wrong there! Buy this pair of pants at Lulus.
2. Black Blazer, White Crop Top, and Black Shorts With Black Heels
I love dressing up my shorts with high heels and overalls. This look is chic with a professional touch, thanks to the combination of a black blazer, white crop top, and black shorts styled with cute black heels. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
3. White Tank Top and Sage Ruffle Shorts With Nude Heels
Here’s another cute laid-back look that’s been dolled up by heels. A white tank top is tucked into a pair of gorgeous sage ruffle shorts.Nude high heels round off this look, complementing both hues effortlessly for a fashionable springtime look. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
4. Black Tank Top and Green Floral Print Satin Pants With Black Heels
Have the time of your life by styling your favorite black high heels with loose-fitting satin pants.The green floral print makes this look perfect for a fun get-together or vacation. Rock with a black tank top to ensure your pants stand out. Buy this pair of pants at Lulus.
5. White Button-Up Shirt and Black High-Waisted Cropped Hem Pants With Black Heels
Turn heads as you enter the office in a chic ensemble consisting of a white button-up shirt, black high-waisted cropped hem pants, and elegant black high heels. Buy this pair of pants at Lulus.
6. White Criss-Cross Puff-Sleeve Crop Top and Red Ruffle Skort With White and Brown Platform Heels
Look flirty and fun by pairing a ruffle layered red skort with a super cute white crop top with puff sleeves. Round off this Valentine's Day-worthy look with a pair of chunky white and brown heels. Buy this skort at Pink Lily.
7. Pink Floral Bishop-Sleeve Blouse and Floral Ruffled Skirt With White Heels
For something fun and something pink, this floral ruffled skirt and matching bishop-sleeve top are heaven-sent. Match the super cute vibe with white heels. Buy this skirt at Pink Lily.
8. White Ruffle Tank Top and Black Ruched Midi Skirt With Black Heels
One look at this monochrome outfit, and I can already think of a ton of places to wear it; the office with a chic blazer or, as is, out to dinner. The ruched midi skirt is enough to make this look stand out. Buy this skirt at Pink Lily.
9. Red Short-Sleeve Blouse and Black High-Waisted Leather Leggings With Clear Heels
Black leather leggings, a red top, and clear heels? This look is perfection personified! It’s edgy, alluring, and confident. Buy this pair of leggings at Lulus.
10. Black Off-the-Shoulder Sweetheart Mermaid Midi Dress With Nude Heels
This black dress is the kind to make your jaw drop with its off-the-shoulder cut, sweetheart neckline, and mermaid hem. It’s only right that you pair it with some classy nude heels to complement its color. Buy this dress at Lulus.
11. White Criss-Cross Blouse and Nude Rib-Knit Midi Skirt With White Open-Back Heels
Your colors can be subtle, but the effect of your outfit doesn’t have to be. This combo is fabulous from top to bottom with a cute white criss-cross top tucked into a nude high-waisted rib-knit skirt with white open-back heels. Buy this skirt at Pink Lily.
12. Black Half-Sleeve Sheath Dress With Black Heels
This look is effortlessly classy. I’m in love with the sheath fit of the dress. It's very modest but also super fashionable, featuring half sleeves and a crew neckline.
It was styled with a set of black high heels, and it couldn’t be any more perfect. Buy this dress at Lulus.
13. Off-the-Shoulder Emerald Green Velvet Maxi Dress With Chrome Gold Heels
For the utmost elegance, emerald green is a must, and then there’s the luxurious velvet texture, and this off-the-shoulder dress has them both.Its daring thigh-high slit is another eye-catching feature. A pair of chrome gold heels were added to complement the elegance of it all. Buy this dress at Lulus.
14. Pink Rib-Knit Crop Top and Ribbed Midi Skirt With White Heels
Look cozy and cute in a pink rib-knit skirt matched with a long-sleeved ribbed crop top in the same color. Complete with white heels to match this adorable combination. Buy this skirt at Pink Lily.
15. Navy Blue Smocked Bishop-Sleeve Mini Dress With Nude Heels
Twirl into the evening dressed in a fabulous navy blue smocked mini dress. Bishop sleeves adorn the arms while a ruffled design flares around the hips.
Flaunt this look in your fave pair of nude high heels. The subtle tone is perfect for bringing a contrast to this navy blue dress. Buy this dress at Lulus.
16. Slate Blue Square-Neck Satin Mini Dress With Nude Heels
It’s the slate blue color and satin fabric for me! What a stunning dress this is, and I adore its super cute mini length. Nude heels complement the tender flair of this dress so well. Buy this dress at Lulus.
17. Gray T-Shirt and Black Skinny Jeans With Black Heels
Who would have thought a basic gray t-shirt and black jeans could look so chic? The truth is, even the most casual of outfits can’t help but be transformed when you add a pair of black high heels. Buy this pair of jeans at ASOS.
18. Black Sequin-Embellished One-Shoulder Midi Dress With Black Heels
Now, this is what you call a marvelous outfit. Embellished by sequins, this one-shoulder black midi dress is scintillating, to say the least, and matches perfectly with black heels. Buy this dress at Lulus.
19. White Striped Button-Up Shirt and Light-Wash Blue High-Rise Distressed Jeans With Nude Heels
Rocking an outdoorsy jeans outfit with heels is such a vibe. I love how these nude heels easily amp up this striped button-up shirt and light-wash distressed jeans ensemble. Buy these jeans at Pink Lily.
20. Yellow Button-Up Crop Top and White Distressed Jeans With Slate Blue Open-Back Heels
I'm really feeling this color combo. A yellow button-up crop top is styled with white distressed jeans and enhanced by the cutest pair of slate blue open-back heels.It’s a mix of chic, adorable and casual—ideal for summer. Buy this pair of jeans at Lulus.
21. Blue-Printed Smocked Maxi Dress With White Open-Back Heels
A loose-fitting maxi dress is a must-have for your closet—for those days when you just want to kick back while looking cute and feeling free, and there are no better shoes to style it with than a pair of open-back heels. Buy this dress at Pink Lily.
22. Black Maxi Dress With Black Heels
For the classiest of occasions, a black maxi dress is top-tier. This one has a plunging neckline and a flattering thigh-high slit. A pair of black heels round off this look, adding to the elegant appeal. Buy this dress at Lulus.
23. Gray Crop Top and Medium-Wash Blue Distressed Cropped Jeans With Black Heels
Rock a pair of distressed blue cropped jeans with a gray crop top and black high heels for a sassy spin on a casual outfit. Buy this pair of jeans at Lulus.
24. White Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress With White Heels
How cute is this outfit? I love the combination of a white mini-dress with white heels. It’s such a youthful and playful look, perfect for brunch or a wedding rehearsal. Buy this dress at Pink Lily.
25. Brown Long-Sleeve Rib-Knit Blouse and Light-Wash Blue Distressed Jeans With Brown Heels
Dress up your jeans by styling them with a cozy brown ribbed knit top and matching high heels. I love when a simple outfit can double as chic and versatile. For fall, I’d complete this look with a nude trench coat. Buy this top at Lulus.
Summary and Top Picks
There’s so much you can do with your heels—so many amazing outfits you can create without ever getting bored. When you need to dress up a simple look or complement a dressy ensemble, it’s vital to have a collection of heels that will work their magic.
Each outfit in this compilation was beyond amazing, but I definitely have a few favorites to share with you.
#2 Black Blazer, White Crop Top, and Black Shorts With Black Heels: Possibly one of my favorite outfits ever. I love the layering and color coordination of this look.
#9 Red Short-Sleeve Blouse and Black High-Waisted Leather Leggings With Clear Heels: The red and black color combo wins every time, but it’s the black leggings that swept me off my feet.
#20 Yellow Button-Up Crop Top and White Distressed Jeans With Slate Blue Open-Back Heels: Another gorgeous color combination. Yellow, white, and slate blue may just be my new favorite hues.