15 Black Heels You Can Wear Anytime, Anywhere

Closets are an ever-evolving space that tend to change more often than your profile picture. But amidst the current trendy items, the sentimental — if not outdated — pieces, and the coveted designer scores, is a collection of tried-and-true staples: white button-downs, simple boot-cut jeans, a black moto jacket. There's also a lineup of requisite shoes needed to top off any look.
Beating out your ankle boots and worn-in white sneakers in versatility is a pair of LBHs (little black heels) whose soles you may have worn out...more than once. Black heels have always been a shining beacon for the motto "what works, works" — and they're the perfect finishing touch for every event and dress, ever.
From your office desk to a first date, owning a solid set of black heels that will have your back in every situation is a must. And while there's no harm in sticking to your plain patent pumps, we've rounded up a few alternatives that prove opting for this reliable staple doesn't mean you have to play it safe.
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A peep-toe heel to bust out the minute warmer weather arrives.

Rachel Comey Coppa Ankle Strap Highheel Sandal, $410, available at Bird.
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We really want these in all colors, but we'll save our black pair for evenings out.

Mansur Gavriel Suede Platform Sandals, $625, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Goes well with every set of cropped jeans you bought last season.

Truffle Collection Molly Ankle Strap Mid Heeled Shoes, $58 $43, available at ASOS.
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A T-strap heel for those Kate Middleton fans.

Nine West Tornaydo Pointy Toe Pumps, $89 $49.99, available at Nine West.
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Colorblocking is out. Shadeblocking is in.

Ouigal Liza, $345.95 $212.97, available at Solestruck.
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This simple sandal is transformed with the addition of metallic eyelets.

Topshop Round Eyelet Sandals, $85, available at Topshop.
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Black heels shouldn't be all business.

Eugenia Kim Daria, $690 $345, available at Eugenia Kim.
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Because now you have an excuse to wear platform sandals to events that aren't '90s-themed.

Charles & Keith Block Heel Platform Sandals, $49, available at Charles & Keith.
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This mid-height heel is flattering on every leg.

Zara High Heel Slingback Shoes, $49.90, available at Zara.
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The peep-toe under the bow keeps this edgy style feminine.

Miu Miu Peep-Toe Suede Pumps, $690 $414, available at MyTheresa.
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Easy to walk in, easy to style.

Cos Elastic Black Heels, $225 $112, available at Cos.
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Give the pointed toe some love.

Alexander Wang Lovisa Pump, $495, available at Alexander Wang.
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The slight curve detail keeps these simple pumps fresh.

H&M Leather Pumps, $69.99, available at H&M.
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Tap your heels twice...

Marc By Marc Jacobs Glittered Heel Pumps, $604.99, available at Farfetch.
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A metallic heel gives an edgy punch to this traditionally sweet silhouette.

Mango Metallic Heel Shoes, $59.99, available at Mango.