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).

The Celebrity Proof


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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


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This monochromatic look is clearly a thing.

On Selena Gomez: Versace dress and pumps


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Lily-Rose Depp's black Chanel pumps look very, well, Chanel.

On Lily-Rose Depp: Chanel dress and pumps


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If they're good enough for Meryl…

On Meryl Streep: Givenchy dress


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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)

The Street Style Proof


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Pumps and a midi length go hand in hand.


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As you can see by these embellished pairs, pumps don't have to be "boring."


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Pumps look chic in kitten-heel form as well.


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


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White pumps are becoming just as classic as black ones.

Shop the Best Pumps

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

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.