Women’s Guide to Wearing Heels: Keep It Classy with Pumps
By Stacie peterson On September 29, 2022 In Fashion
Women fashionistas don’t stick to a basic look with flat shoes. Instead, they use heels to reflect their stunning personality. Nowadays, ladies’ heels come in various shapes, colours and styles, and are produced using cutting-edge technology to create designs that offer the ultimate support.
One of the most favoured women’s shoe styles is the pump shoe. The versatility pumps provide is their most noteworthy advantage. The allure of such footwear is that you can change into a pair of pumps and attend an evening party right after working hours.
What Are Pump Heels?
Also known as court shoes, pumps shoes have closed counters and cutout top lines exposing the whole foot top starting at the toe box. Although a classic pump shoe usually doesn’t have laces, buckles or straps but a seamless vamp, some models include all these.
However, there are many variations of the classic closed-toe pump that feature peep toes and open toes. Also, they come in different heel heights. If you want to keep it classy, pick medium-high pumps heels in a pointed-toe style. Or choose clear ultra-high heel pumps with silver diamontes to bring the drama.
Why Wear Pumps?
Besides being comfortable as they offer support to the entire foot, pumps are the ideal dress shoe for business or any dressy but not overly formal occasion because they are neither too flashy nor too understated. Pumps are the more casual and cosy option among dress shoes, whether they have a high or low heel. Numerous women adore their simplicity and affordable price.
Pump shoes look fashionable and go with any outfit. You can even wear laced pumps heels with any piece of clothing, making them suitable for formal and informal settings. They’re so appealing that once someone starts wearing these shoes, they won’t want to wear anything else.
These shoes will never go out of style and will always be at the forefront of fashion trends. That’s why every woman should own a pair of this shoe staple, no matter their heel height or look preference.
How to Style Pumps Shoes?
The good news is that there aren’t any hard-and-fast rules when it comes to wearing traditional heels; everything depends on your sense of style. You can pair your favourite pair of pump heels with anything to create simple separates or a glamorous night-time outfit.
You can even create a sporty, urban look by matching them with athletic basics like sweatpants. I love seeing women in pantsuits or plain tees cuffed and ripped boyfriend jeans with shoes of classic colour.
Speaking of jeans, I must admit that any style of denim pants looks fabulous with a classic pump heel; just be sure to match your heels to your top, handbag, and scarf. Here are some outfit ideas that incorporate pumps.
Classic Black Pump Outfit Ideas
We all know every woman needs key pieces in her wardrobe. Once you have these staple clothing and shoe items, you can use them as building blocks for all outfit types, from casual everyday ones to dressier versions for a night out. Having the basics in your wardrobe can ease your decision-making of what to wear daily and help you get rid of the famous “I have nothing to wear” phrase besides having a full closet.
The classic black pump is such a basic or key piece. It’s like the little black dress in the world of shoes. Having a pair of these staples in your wardrobe can help you create a ton of outfits. That also makes them essential to pack for your holiday or, let’s say, an overseas trip to Europe. Here are some ideas.
For a casual, everyday look, pair black pumps with baggy jeans and a white button-down shirt. Cuff the jeans up, and accessorise with a black belt, faux leather bag and oversized sunglasses. You can layer this look up by adding a cardigan or jumper, which can be handy for the colder months or in colder climates.
For a more formal look, pair black pump heels with trousers. You can go for tight black pants, khaki wide-leg, or leather trousers by choice. Match them with a blouse and a blazer, and you can confront any challenge life or business prepares for you that day. Finally, you can wear black pumps with a dress or skirt. Any type will work, from those more boho styles to pencil and flared-up skirt styles.
Nude Pump Outfit Ideas
Nude or skin-coloured pumps heels are a fun alternative to black for creating various outfits. They help elongate your legs, making them also look thinner. They’re a worthy investment as they help create many different yet easy combinations.
One classy, chic, and elegant way to wear nude heels is with a monochrome outfit that matches the colour of the heel. A pair of barefoot heels with a cream or beige pencil skirt and a turtleneck of a similar colour can look immensely stylish, polished, and seductive. Of course, it doesn’t have to be an exact match.
Try going for the naked shoe look if you typically dress in basic black and see how it makes you feel. You’ll come off as very sophisticated. Just make sure your jewellery complements your outfit and isn’t too daring.
The best footwear option for navy-coloured clothing is a pair of nude shoes because navy doesn’t go well with black. Having nude pump heels allows you to wear that best raincoat that has been gathering dust in your closet because you couldn’t find shoes to match its classic navy colour.
Nobody wants a boldly coloured shoe to overshadow a top, dress, or pair of pants with a striking pattern or print. Instead, you want that eye-catching design to draw attention. When you wear heels that are neutral or nude in colour, you won’t have to worry about your shoes interfering or taking centre stage.