10 Shoes That Will Have You Head Over Heels

Anyone acquainted with the shoe vocabulary will be familiar with the fact that heels take precedence in this segment. Heels elevate your attire, like nothing else. They instantly amp up your style game. You can grimace all you want inside but strut in a pair of knockout heels with your head held high and you’ll always be at the receiving end of ‘wows’. Those covert admiring glances more than make up for the pain. And why not: that invincible feeling you get in a pair of sky highs is unbeatable.

Mention heels and the basic, neutral pumps or stilettos come to mind. These are a regular feature in every it-girl’s shoe closet. Undoubtedly, they are everyone’s go-to shoes. However if you ask me whether they are enough, the answer’s always going to be a resounding NO. Because shoes, no matter what the style, are never enough.

Without much ado, here’s presenting the 10 heels that are bound to be your perfect sole-mates. Scroll through my selection and make sure you have those credit cards ready.

1. The Basic Pumps

If there is one style that has literally taken over every girl’s shoe closet across the world, it’s got to be pumps. A basic one is a must-have; and why shouldn’t it be? It’s the most versatile footwear in the shoe closet. It can instantly elevate your style no matter what you team it up with. Wear it with just a pair of shorts and there you go… a simple outfit that’s va va voom!

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Nasty Gal Silvana Leather Pumps (Rs 10,509)

2. Stylish Day Heels

Heading to work? Break out of those flats already. A lovely pair of heels brings a certain amount of (much desired) authority at the workplace. I suggest you work an animal print one, because nothing else is as subtly fierce looking!

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Zara Leather High Heels (Rs 4,990)

3. The Evening Stilettos

It-girls have sworn by these shoes, and boy does it look fab or what! The stiletto is the heel to wear when going for a party or just heading out (when you know you have less strutting around to do lest your feet ache). Team it up with a cocktail dress and let your inner diva take care of the rest. Wear it with a pair of well-fitted denims and a crop top when you’re dining with the gang.

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ASOS Lace Up Heeled Shoes (Rs 6,214)


4. The Good Ol’ Platforms 

The platform heel is one tricky shoe to don. But it’s comfortable and stylish all at once. Pretty much a 70s trend that is here to stay, this pair suits the tomboy and the girly girl. Perfect for days when you need to stand tall yet be comfy.



Zara Shiny Platform Heels (Rs 5,990)

5. The Comfy Wedges 

All thanks to Salvatore Ferragamo who popularised the wedges back in 1930s; this is a shoe style every girl must invest in. Contrary to belief, these are not just for summertime chicness. Work an ankle-length wedge right through fall with a pair of skinny jeans or your go-to skirt. These shoes are pretty work-appropriate as well and won’t make you hobble around after an hour of wear. Pinky promise!


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Forever 21 Crisscross Wedge Slingeback Sandals (Rs 1,899)

5. A Pair Of Block Heels 

Some days you want to do away with those sky-high heels but still want to stand tall in your shoes. Well, block heels are your best bet on such occasions. For a while now, these heels have been the street style crew’s patent pair of shoes. Wear them with ankle-cropped trousers or just a midi dress, and you’re bound to be a hear-turner. Go on kick some ass!

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Revolve Clothing Hello Heels Seychelles (Rs 5,948)


6. The Festive Heels

Before you know it, the festive season is right around the corner. This calls for a pair of heels that goes with both your Indian attire and party wear. This pair from Forever 21 is just perfect for your night outings… because a girl needs some glitz in her life.

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Forever 21 Textured Metallic Pointed Pumps (Rs 1,929)

7. The Sexy Ankle-straps

Partly sexy, partly chic… the ankle strap heel is exactly that. Wear these and you will add just the right amount of oomph to any ensemble. Bring on the sass girl!

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Revolve Clothing Robbie Heel (Rs 6,209)

8. The Chic Mules 

If there’s a pair that legs up to give you some style, then mules have got to be it. This summer, these shoes were a hit on the runway. Everyone from Tory Burch to Proenza Schouler and even Calvin Klein had this pair showcased on ramps. Me thinks, you can easily work it up in fall as well.

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New Look Black Mules (Rs 2,325)

9. The Kitten Heels

The cutest pair of heels, kitten heels are perfect for when you have a lot of running around to do but don’t want your style to take  a beating. These heels are the perfect accompaniment when you want to add some height and elegance to your outfit.

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Zara Mid Heel Shoe (Rs 2,290)

10. Those Sturdy Boots

The must-have shoes this fall are none other than boots, which BTW are just about every other street style fashionistas’ staple. It’s what I would call my don’t-mess-with-me look. Feminine but with the toughness of a cowgirl from an Ohio ranch.

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Mango Heel Suede Ankle Boots (Rs 4,590)

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