As editors, we like to think we’re knowledgeable when it comes to dressing for every occasion, however tricky. Winter weddings? Here are a few ideas. Interviewing for your dream job? We have some outfits you’ll love. But when it comes to dating, there’s no one set of rules to follow as far as how to get dressed. We often find ourselves asking things like Does a cocktail dress look like I’m trying too hard? Are jeans too casual? While striking the right balance sometimes takes a concerted effort, composing a winning date-night look can come down to your choice of footwear.
We’re of the opinion that shoes can make or break an outfit, transforming your everyday jeans into something so stylish or making that wrap dress of yours work wonders. Plus, how many times have you worn your favorite pair of shoes and noticed an instant boost in your confidence, making you walk a little taller all day? With that in mind, we did the legwork for you and found the chicest date-night shoes we know you’ll fall in love with. Because after all, dates only last a few hours, but shoes are forever, right?
Wear these with straight-leg jeans for a cool, laid-back date-night look.
Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5.
PVC is slated to be a major spring shoe trend, and clearly, we're loving it already.
Available in sizes 6 to 11.
The perfect complement all your LBDs.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
Minimalists everywhere, you need this date-night shoe.
Available in sizes 5 to 12.
Not your grandmother's pumps.
Available in sizes 4.5 to 10.
$100 to $300
It doesn't get any more classic than a chic slingback.
Available in sizes BR34 to BR39.
These heels were made to go with flirty frocks and ruffled wrap dresses.
Available in 5.5 to 10.
This pair easily looks three times its price.
Available in sizes 6.5 to 10.5.
Mix up your black heels with a bright pair like this.
Available in sizes 6 to 7.
Velvet heels add a luxe touch to any nighttime look.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
$300 to $600
This color has us feeling all types of ways.
Available in sizes IT35 to IT40.
We've been obsessing over this shoe brand recently.
Available in sizes EU35 to EU42.
We could see this pair being worn with cool leather trousers.
Available in sizes IT34 to IT42.
This easy pair is so versatile.
Available in sizes IT36 to IT40.
Who doesn't love a good ankle wrap?
Available in sizes IT37 to IT41.
$600 and beyond
Red velvet. Need we say more?
Available in sizes IT35 to IT42.
For when you don't need any more inches, these pretty slides speak for themselves.
Available in sizes 36 to 40.
We can just see these looking so fun with a colorful pair of socks.
Available in sizes IT35 to IT41.
A Net-a-Porter exclusive shoe. See every other piece from the nearly sold-out collab here.
Available in sizes IT35 to IT41.5.
Hands down our dream heels.
Available in sizes 36 to 41.