A black pair of stiletto heels are a wardrobe staple, they are clean-looking and sleek meaning they go with almost anything! These days, they don’t have to be made from leather and there are a number of vegan-friendly options.
Getting a new pair of shoes can be so exciting, you instantly think of all the events you’re going to wear them.
If you’re looking for some fresh inspiration on how to style your heels, look no further. Here is our guide on how to style your faux leather stilettos for any occasion.
With A Little Black Dress
Combining a little black dress with a pair of faux leather stilettos creates a timeless look that can be used on many occasions.
Little black dresses tend to be on the short and tight side, which is great for some. However, any type of black dress can be paired with black stilettos so don’t limit your imagination.
For those that need something more than plain black, an embellished or textured dress can really make the outfit stand out.
Go Casual With Jeans
For a casual ladies’ lunch or a few quiet drinks with friends, black stilettos can be paired with your favorite pair of jeans to make a classy outfit.
Any style of jeans works perfectly with stilettos, whether you’re more comfortable with a relaxed boyfriend-style or a super-skinny fit. Finish the outfit off with a blouse and a faux leather jacket for a classic look.
We would suggest wearing a light colored pair of jeans with black heels to draw the eye to the shoe.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Shorts
This look isn’t just for supermodels running errands. A light pair of denim shorts can look fantastic with a pair of black stilettos and an oversized blazer. Adding special touches with jewelry and a statement handbag will have you feeling like you’re walking on your own catwalk.
If you can’t wear your best black stilettos to the office then when can you wear them? Pantsuits and pencil skirts are your best friend when styling an office look. The sleek lines and tailoring work effortlessly with faux leather shoes.
Owning one pair of fantastic black stilettos allows you to mix and match your outfits so you can be the height of office fashion.
Pair With An A-Line Skirt
An a-line midi skirt looks fantastic with a pair of black stilettos. Come summer or winter, almost any color will complement the shoes and add some formality to any outfit.
In colder months, a turtleneck and a long coat will offer respite on a dry day whilst still looking fabulous with your black stilettos.
For a summer look, pair with light summer textured a-line skirts with a short-sleeved blouse along with your black stilettos.
Slip Into A Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits and black stilettos aren’t just for red carpets and catwalks. Cocktail bars, swanky parties, or Christmas events are the perfect place to flex this combination.
To make a bold statement, think ruffles and sequins. If you’re more of a low-key personality, a simple long-sleeved jumpsuit for a clean and elegant outfit.
In a semi-formal setting, try pairing black stilettos with a collared boiler suit for a fun and trendy look.
With An Evening Dress
Black stilettos are a great place to start when looking for an evening outfit. They can give you some extra height when wearing a long dress (if you need it). Regardless of the occasion or event, a long dress automatically adds class and sophistication to an outfit.
Although almost any color goes with black, we would suggest avoiding lighter colors such as yellows, pinks, and oranges with a black heel as they can contrast a little too much depending on how much you can see them.
Lighter colors such as brown tend to pair well with yellows and oranges.
Embrace The Prints
Ask anyone, black goes with everything. Almost. The great thing about wearing a pair of black heels is that you can get super creative and bold with the rest of your look.
Whether that comes in the form of a leopard print skirt or a zebra print dress, there are so many options to choose from.
With prints, you can be as adventurous as you like. Perhaps you’ll just opt for the little cheetah print handbag or a scrunchie with a red lip. There are so many options that give everyone the freedom to express themselves.
Pair Faux Leather With Faux Leather
There is no such thing as overkill when it comes to PVC and faux leather-looking clothing. Okay, maybe there is but not with this combination. For major CEO vibes, wear faux leather pants paired with your black stilettos and an oversized handbag.
This can easily be dressed up with a cute necklace and a floaty blouse or dressed down with a sweater over the top.
If pants aren’t your thing, try a faux leather skirt of any length and style for the ultimate trendy look.
Don’t Forget A Trench Coat
Once you’ve got your brand new pair of black heels, you’re going to want to get yourself a stylish trench coat. These don’t have to cost a lot, contrary to what you might think. However, they will be the perfect addition to nearly any outfit you pair with your black stilettos.
Some of us forget that we need to wear a fancy coat with a fancy pair of shoes and we go out looking all mismatched and confused. A trench coat is a simple way to solve this issue.
Embrace Block Coloring
On those days when you just don’t like any of the clothes in your closet, an all black outfit is the way to go. Whether this is a black pant and shirt combo or a black skirt and turtleneck vibe, you can’t go wrong with block coloring.
Wearing all one color isn’t boring! Don’t let people tell you that wearing black is plain and dull. There are a number of ways to make the outfit more interesting with textures and small accessories.
For example, a crocodile print skirt with a black cotton turtleneck creates contrast within the black outfit making it more interesting.
- If you’re wearing peep-toe stilettos to the office, you might need to check your office dress code to ensure this is allowed.
- Don’t wear tights with open-toed shoes, it’s harder to pull off unless you’re going for a retro style.
- Never wear heels with sweatpants or leggings. If this crosses your mind, turn around and walk out of the closet.
To Wear Heels Or Not To Wear Heels?
An age-old question for many women is, do we need to wear heels? If you aren’t much of a fan of heels then don’t force yourself to wear them to fit in with conventions. There are plenty of ways to add formality and sophistication to an outfit without black stilettos.
Brogues, Chelsea boots, and heeled ankle boots can all be found in faux leather varieties which makes for a perfect alternative to heels.
If you do decide to wear stilettos, make sure you can walk in them. That may sound silly to mention, but there are so many people who force themselves to wear uncomfortable shoes for the sake of it.
Don’t opt for the 6-inch heels if you are likely to have to walk barefoot by the end of the day.
How To Make Heels More Comfortable
Besides not wearing heels, there are a number of ways that you can make the experience more comfortable. Thanks to modern technology and numerous foot experts, there are whole sections of drug stores that are dedicated to making our feet comfy!
- Invest in gel pads – these can be found in a variety of pharmacies and online; place them in the heels of your shoes to help avoid rubbing or place them in the sole to add some extra cushioning.
- Stretch them out – using a shoe stretcher or a number of homemade tricks (ice?)you can stretch the shoe out which helps to make them more comfortable.
- Tape your toes – this is an old wives tale, but for some, it really works! Placing tape around your third and fourth toes can help to spread the rest of your toes apart helping you to deal with the increased inflammatory tissue in the feet.
- Wear padded inserts – similar to gel inserts, you can get gel insoles that fit the whole length of your shoe to keep them cool and comfortable, especially around the balls of the feet.
The Bottom Line
A pair of black stilettos is a staple for many women’s wardrobes. Styling your black stilettos leaves you with dozens of options to experiment with. Here are just a few options for you to try.
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