The Only Heels That Will Truly Never Go Out of Style

With all the shoe trends that enter our radars season after season, it’s no wonder it’s so easy to throw caution to the wind and just want to buy all the latest bright and shiny shoes to hit the market. (Yours truly is guilty.) But I’m here to remind you to not forget about the heel style that’s stood the test of time, the one that we all own, the holy-grail high heels: pumps. 

So why am I talking about “boring” pumps right now when you probably just want to wear ankle boots and buy the prettiest new spring shoes? Because everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to the queen wears them, they work with so many outfits and for so many occasions, and most importantly, so many brands have cool new versions on the market.

Keep scrolling for a reminder of how versatile and timeless pumps are, and shop 15 of my favorite pairs on the market (both new and old).

Can’t help but love the way Meghan Markle matched her heels to her skirt. On Meghan Markle: Reiss coat; Massimo Dutti Plain Silk Wool Sweater ($70) and Satin Midi Skirt ($130); Jimmy Choo pumps

This monochromatic look is clearly a thing. On Selena Gomez: Versace dress and pumps

Lily-Rose Depp’s black Chanel pumps look very, well, Chanel. On Lily-Rose Depp: Chanel dress and pumps

If they’re good enough for Meryl…. On Meryl Streep: Givenchy dress

Zendaya’s black suede pumps create a streamlined look with her coordinating trousers and tights. On Zendaya: Givenchy dress; Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps ($725)

Pumps and a midi length go hand in hand.

As you can see by these embellished pairs, pumps don’t have to be “boring.”

Pumps look chic in kitten-heel form as well.

You can never go wrong with a pair of plain black pumps.

White pumps are becoming just as classic as black ones.

Ask anyone—Manolo Blahnik makes the holy grail of classic pumps.

Don’t underestimate the versatility of a pair of snakeskin pumps.

A happy pair of yellow shoes never hurt anyone.

Thank you for these beautiful shoes, Staud.

They’re Mango, but they look designer.

The perfect (comfortable) heels for nights out.

Don’t sleep on this sale find.

Fancy feet await.

We all need a pair of red pumps in our lives.

I might have to buy these for myself.

A cute, cheap no-brainer.

Jennifer Lawrence just wore these, so there’s that.

As these pumps prove, Bevza is a rising brand that should be on your radar.

Love the sturdy heel on these.

A square toe makes pumps feel especially fresh.

Next up, 23 pairs of marked-down Manolo Blahniks Carrie Bradshaw would 100% buy.