How to Choose the Right Heels for Every Summer Event

Updated on November 8, 2019
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I enjoy writing about fashion concepts—especially when it comes to finding the perfect heels for the right event.

How to Choose the Right Heels for Every Summer Event
How to Choose the Right Heels for Every Summer Event | Source

Looking for the right footwear to elevate your style? Need to be a serious boss in the boardroom but also ready to let your hair down after 5:00? Here are the top looks from a fashion expert that will keep you fabulous no matter where your busy schedule takes you. From heels to sandals, these shoes are exactly what you're looking for to give your wardrobe the ultimate kick of glamour!

Bright Summer Heels
Bright Summer Heels | Source

10. Bright Summer Heels

Adorable and fun summer heels with South American flavor! Paint your toes and slip on these gorgeous heeled sandals for a fun and sexy summer look. Perfect for parties, picnics and playas! The chunk heel will keep you feeling supported all day whether you are standing, walking, or dancing. Give your outfit a little Latin flare in these knockouts and keep the fiesta going.

Lace Platform Pumps
Lace Platform Pumps | Source

9. Lace Platform Pumps

Elegant lace heels: a shoe this versatile is the perfect fit for any closet. Just the right height, just the right sophistication for any event. Want a shoe you can rock in and especially walk in? These peep-toe pumps are the answer. Choose shoes with a little platform in the toe to offset the heel height. Slip them on to feel steady and sultry all night.

Hand-Painted Heels
Hand-Painted Heels | Source

8. Hand-Painted Heels

Hot, hot, hot one-of-a-kind spunky sandals. High heel and high society. Take these stunners anywhere. Ideally to brunch on the deck of a Caribbean cruise, but happy hour in your hometown will work just as well. A luxury sandal is the perfect complement to an airy jumpsuit or your favorite maxidress, giving you instant height and glamour. Look for shoes with unique colors and patterns to add instant spark a neutral-toned outfit.

Bow Detail Heels
Bow Detail Heels | Source

7. Bow Detail Heels

Classic black pump for the ages. Every serious woman owns at least one pair of serious black heels. But being serious doesn't mean you don't have a streak of glam in you. Golden bow detail makes these into an office power move. Own every meeting in these business heels that also show you've got time for the small things. It's all in the accents. Choose classic shapes in dark colors to keep these office-appropriate.

The Glitter Gold Stiletto
The Glitter Gold Stiletto | Source

6. The Glitter Gold Stiletto

Wowza! Doesn't matter what you pair these with because no one will be looking at your outfit. Get ready to say "Excuse me, eyes up here" all night long. These beautiful heels will have you dancing til morning. Whether it's a semi-formal work gathering, or another royal wedding, shoes like these deserve to be taken out and shown off! When you pick a shoe with a closed toe, you can amp up the other playful elements like bows and glitter while keeping the look classy.

Candy Red Pumps
Candy Red Pumps | Source

5. Candy Red Pumps

These are what you need to dance the night away. Slick cutouts in the candy apple red pumps paired with the elongated ankle shrug make for an irresistible combo. Wear these with your little black dress to keep your look sleek and interesting. Cha-cha til the break of dawn! The closed toe makes the side peep-show all the more entertaining. A shoe with a surprise element that's not too flashy—like an ankle shrug —is what turns a great shoe into a statement shoe.

Wedding Heels
Wedding Heels | Source

4. Wedding heels

These embellished ankle-strap heavy hitters are what dreams are made of. Want all the attention? These'll do the trick. The toe has a small platform so the shoes give you that elongated look while still allowing you to stand and mingle all evening. Snatch the spotlight at any wedding in these babies. Weddings and other high-class events mandate a certain level of formality, so pair look for a design that pairs a demure front with a surprise in the back. A mix of soft and hard elements will draw the eye. Everyone will hate to see you go . . . but they'll love to see you walking away.

Polka Dot Sandals
Polka Dot Sandals | Source

3. Polka Dot Sandals

Well hey there cute stuff! Polka dots are a glimpse of playful in these stunning sandals. Pair these with your pantsuit to tell the world you mean business . . . but in a fun way! They also go perfectly with an asymmetrical hem and will show off those calves you've been working on all winter.

Buff up your pedicure and throw on these ankle-straps for a carefree day of sparkle and shine! Choose a loud pattern for more muted outfits, and if you go with black and white, add some color elsewhere in a shiny top or floral hair accessory.

Blue Patent Leather Pumps
Blue Patent Leather Pumps | Source

2. Blue Patent Leather Pumps

Oooooooh, a rare find! Who doesn't love a slick heel with a surprise accent? You won't see anyone else wearing these at the party. Bright blue is the color of the season and is the perfect complement to a white or cream ensemble. Shoes that scream sleek and put together will delight your onlookers when they notice the tiny baubles or bows in an unexpected place.

Get your hands on some like these, wear them with confidence, and open yourself up to opportunity. The world is your oyster!

Fringe Lace-Up Heels
Fringe Lace-Up Heels | Source

1. Fringe Lace-Up Heels

Snap, crackle and pop that fringe! Fun summer sandal with a tassel tie that says you're serious about looking like a million bucks. Lace them all the way up or keep low around the ankle. A pop of bright yellow is the eye candy of the year. Pair a monochromatic shoe with a busy outfit to draw the eye to the details. Pick up some smooth, sunny heels to stay neat and sweet in the summer heat.

What's your own style?

Which is your favorite type of shoe for summer parties?

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