Spring is probably one of the last things on your mind right now as you pile on ten layers of clothing before walking outside feels manageable, but it's approaching quickly. Soon we'll be saying goodbye to our heavy boots and jackets for a while in favor of sandals, sundresses, and warmer weather. One category of items you'll finally be able to break out again is your collection of heels.
From block heels to pumps to heeled mules, you've probably amassed quite a collection of this style over the years. While each of these falls under the "heel" umbrella, the types of outfits that complement each heel type are all different—what pairs perfectly with one heel type might feel overdone with another. To give you a jump start in outfit planning, I've outlined the eight best spring outfits to wear with every heel type and shopped out the key pieces to re-create each look.
For one of the most elegant spring looks, try adding a white statement top and high-waisted trousers to your favorite pumps. It's an outfit that feels sophisticated yet modern at the same time.
For a more casual yet equally striking look, try an asymmetrical top or bodysuit, pleated white pants, and pumps. It's a look that can truly go anywhere—it feels casual enough for brunch yet polished enough for a chic dinner or evening out.
Leather separates are poised to be just as big in the spring as they were in the fall, so don't put away your leather trousers just yet. Instead, pair them with your favorite heeled mules, a white blouse, and a top-handle bag for a directional spring look that's guaranteed to get you compliments.
If there's one spring outfit that will truly never go out of style, it's the combination of a leather jacket, graphic tee, slip skirt, and strappy sandals. The delicate fabric of a slip skirt is perfectly juxtaposed to the thin straps on the sandals, making it a spring outfit combo you'll want to wear on repeat.
Sometimes outfits combinations are considered classic for a reason: Because they literally always work. For spring, it's the combo of a floral top, high-waisted jeans, and strappy sandals. You don't need to re-invent the wheel here for a seriously cool spring outfit.
Thanks to the suiting trend, block heels have found their perfect match: an oversize blazer. Just pull one out with your favorite block heels, a white T-shirt, some straight-leg jeans, and a colored bag and your spring look is set.
One spring outfit that requires minimal effort but yields maximum results is the printed midi dress with block heels. Throw in a beaded bag and you're set. The feminine dress is balanced out by the thicker block heels, while the beaded bag adds some interest and texture to your look.