Sleek stiletto heels will always be in style (hey, Natalie!), but this season, the silhouette to stock up on is definitely the block heel. Crafted with a single sole and minimal design, this geometric shape manages to look substantial–never chunky or bulky. But the block heels’ best feature has to be its versatility: It pairs effortlessly with an office look and appears unexpectedly chic with weekend denim, as you’ll soon discover below. Plus, a squared-off heel means you’ll feel more stable and stay on your feet from morning to midnight, especially with our signature N5 Contour technology! To show how versatile and super-stylish this trend really is, we paired 4 unique looks with our best block heels: the Cyprine, the Westing, the Whitney, and the Zahn.
We love how this pant’s cropped and flared leg draws the eye down to make the Cyprine sandal pop. Crafted atop a bold block heel, the shoe’s bold shape and bright white hue make it perfect for showing off a pedicure at the office without showing too much skin. If you thought you couldn’t wear white before Memorial Day, think again: the Cyprine makes it all possible.
The classic ’60s-inspired Chelsea boot gets a boost with the block heel, as demonstrated by our Westing bootie. If you love to show off your legs, this look is the perfect way to do so and still feel covered up. A petal pink sweater and suede miniskirt feel so ’90s–and therefore totally on-trend–while the boot’s mod shape and taupe suede color create the illusion of mile-long stems.
At first glance, the Whitney pump is your classic office essential, chic and sophisticated between 9 to 5. But look again, and you’ll discover that this sleek heel is made for denim days, thanks to its sharp block heel and pretty blue suede hue. Boyfriend jeans and a relaxed jacket balance the pump’s dressed-up feel, while that heel takes said denim straight from errands to cocktails.
These early spring mornings can be a wardrobe challenge. How can you dress for the day when it’s cold in the morning and warm by lunchtime? A denim dress and the Zahn sandal are the perfect approach. This frock’s long sleeves and substantial weight work well with chilly breezes, while the Zahn’s balance between covered-up and cut-out will keep you in a warm-weather state of mind. Plus, its color-blocked design feels very of-the-moment in mauve and white leather.
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