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How to Slay in Strappy Heels

26th February 2017.
by Sarah.

They’re a trans-seasonal shoe-drobe staple, but do you know how to slay in them all year round? This is the ultimate PD guide on how to wear strappy heels.

How to Wear Strappy Heels

We know you’ve got a pair – who hasn’t? – but we’re always looking for new ways to wear strappy heels. This week we’re looking to our bloggin’ baes to give us style ‘spo and show you how to give your old favourites a new spin.

How to Wear Strappy Heels | Public Desire Blog

No Meshin’

Wanna show off your new steeze, but not ready to wear a mini skirt just yet? Play with layers instead. Sheer or mesh skirts are a trend we’re seeing emerge from LFW, and it’s a super simple one to work with now. Alyssa has picked black to match her lace up heels, and worn a maxi mesh skirt layered over a pair of short shorts. Tuck in a cami top, and you’re read to slay in no time at all.

As Seen On: @_alyssamay
Get The Look: Julia Strappy Heels

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Keep It Coordinated

Yep, all black errthing doesn’t have to go anywhere. Amy made sure her style is a classic monochrome, and this works perfectly with our platform strappy heels. A maxi jersey skirt that sits just above the ankles is the perfect length to show off your killer shoe-drobe, while a mesh long sleeved top adds a subtle somethin’ somethin’ to an otherwise casj outfit. One colour, but loads of sass.

As Seen On: @amyelrad
Get The Look: Stella Lace Up Heels

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Steezy Sass

This is the spring colour palette that we’re wearing stat. We’re talking eezy styles of nude, caramel, olive and khaki, which need to be worn together. The easiest way to wear strappy heels in these colour tones is to colourblock like a pro: we’re talking simple styles oozing with sass. We love this khaki coloured wrap skirt, the asymmetric hem working perfectly with the dainty strappy heels.

As Seen On: @arushikhosla
Get The Look: Casey Ornate Heel Lace Ups

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After Dark

Create an outfit Brigitte Bardot would be proud of and work her famous neckline with plenty of sassy style. When it comes to stylin’ strappy heels for an event, this is how to do it. As it’s all one colour, Brenda has played with textures: her beaut dress features fine pleats and her PDxHB shoes have a leg lengthening perspex strap across the toes. We like to think this is supermodel steeze without the dress stress.

As Seen On: @brendawasylucha
Get The Look: PDxHB Rome Perspex Strap Lace Up Heels

How to Wear Strappy Heels Casual | Public Desire Blog

Kill it Casj

Just because your heels are high, doesn’t mean you have to style ’em with occasionwear. Make like kween of casual Denise and pair them your failsafe skinny jeans and a sports sweater for fash goals. If you’re going for a standard length pair of jeans like she’s done here, make sure you lace your shoes up low and then pull your jeans over to cover the ends for a sleek, pulled together ootd.

As Seen On: @denisemelissa_
Get The Look: PDxHB Rome Perspex Strap Lace Up Heels

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Summer Lovin’

When it comes to holi-yays, Kristy always has our summer outfit ‘spo on tap. Of course, white always looks perf’ with a tan, so work the boho look with an off the shoulder dress, fedora hat and strappy heels laced up to your mid-thigh. This blonde bae makes sure she’s got a mani pedi to match, perf’ brows and a barely there make up look that’s got us hittin’ up Skyscanner…

As Seen On: @kristyjgreen
Get The Look: Julia Strappy Heels

How to Wear Lace Up Strappy Heels | Public Desire Blog

Out Out Shout

Obvs, if strappy heels were made for any occasion, it was the club. These perspex heels are the sorta glass slippers we wanna ball in, so we’re making plans with the girls. Now you’ve got the shoes sorted, finish your ootn with a sassy sequinned shift dress and a faux fur coat for the Uber sprint. Finish the look with a nude lip, eyeliner and a squad who’re ready to slay.

As Seen On: @laurutherfordx
Get The Look: Ariel Perspex High Heels

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Grease Lightnin’

Bring Sandy to 2K17. If you’re wondering how to wear strappy heels for a date, then this ought to be your go-to outfit ‘spo, as this leather look is all about luxe. Skinny fit leather trousers and a V cut off the shoulder top are the perfect pair for a sassy outfit that we’d swipe right on immediately.

As Seen On: @laylapanam
Get The Look: Avril Barely There Heels

How to Wear Strappy Heels with a Dress | Public Desire Blog

Print Perfection

Wanna try a standout print, but need to keep things lowkey casual? Lucia Grace has got your look on lock. When it comes to how to wear strappy shoes with prints, the main aim is to keep the rest of the outfit streamlined and simple. Other than the maxi dress, everything is the same colour, and the casj biker jacket dresses down an otherwise dressy outfit.

As Seen On: @luciagrace
Get The Look: Serina Spaghetti Strap Lace Up Heels

How to Wear Strappy Heels with Jeans | Public Desire Blog

A Lil Touch of Perspex

If you’re all about the perspex trend, then our Daisy heels are the strappy style for you. Due to their leg lengthening style – no straps = no cut off – these look super sassy with slim fit trousers or skinny jeans. Keep the rest of your outfit casj for weekend drinks with a loose fit top and statement bag. Any time spent wearing this is gonna be a happy hour.

As Seen On: @paulinebaly
Get The Look: Daisy Clear Strap Stiletto Heels

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Step Hem It Up

Yes mum, our jeans are meant to look like this. Work the sassy denim Instagram trend like influencer Rita Magari. Step hems are essentially jeans with a distressed hem and one side is longer than the other – looking a lil like you’ve stepped up your fashion game. These work perfectly with a pair of barely there heels, as the awkward length lends itself to an ankle strap. Keep the rest of the look classic with an oversized shirt and trench coat for a look that’s too good just for your working week.

As Seen On: @ritamargari
Get The Look: PDxHB Paris Barely There Heels


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