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10 Essential Types of Heels Every Girl Needs

As July 19th quickly approaches there is no doubt that every girl in the UK will be on the hunt for the perfect pair of high heels. For some girls this may be easy but for others it might present itself as a bit of a challenge. There are so many different types of heels out there, all of which have different benefits and will change up your look dramatically. 

Luckily for you, heels are our thing and we have put together the ultimate guide so that you can upgrade your summer shoedrobe. Whether you’re searching for a staple block heel, classic white heels or a killer pair of stilettos - we’ve got the shoes, you’ve got the plans. 

In our latest blog post we will be giving you the 411 on all things heels. We believe that heels are the perfect way to level up any look and what better time to talk about them than leading up to July 19th!

So, let's take a look at 10 essential types of heels that every girl needs…



1. Block Heels

First up is a PD faveeee. Block heels come in a variety of different styles and heel heights making them a very versatile shoe. They can be styled in so many different ways- whether you’re off to a bottomless brunch with the girls or hitting up the club (finally), A block heel is a great option. 

Other than being super on trend, block heels are extremely comfy and offer added support for your feet, making them the perfect July 19th debut. 

Block heels are an absolute must this season. Admired is a gorgeous studded block heel which will guarantee you make it till last orders. Style Admired with a pair of statement animal print mom jeans, a black corset top and a matching mini lilac bag for an extra AF evening look.



2. Lace Up Heels 

If you follow us on Instagram (@publicdesire) then it will be no secret to you that we love a lace up challenge. Lace up heels are nothing but fierce and have the ability to add edge to any outfit. This type of heel comes in a variety of different colours, styles and heel heights, making them suitable for any girl.

Lacey is the perfect summer clubbing vibe and is guaranteed to instantly level up your look. Our personal fave is Lacey in Orange…Ibiza vibes or what?! 

Pair Lacey with an abstract print mini dress, a matching neon orange bag and your fave chunky rings. This will create a 10/10 Insta worthy look that every bad b will admire.


3. Heeled Mules 

Heeled mules are a 90’s trend that we highly recommend every girl jumps on this summer. Not only is this style of shoe super comfy, but they will instantly make you look like a style icon. If you’re a beginner to heels or simply don’t vibe with them, heeled mules are an essential.

Belle is a gorgeous cross strap block heeled mule and we are totally obsessed, especially in pastel yellow. You are almost guaranteed to make it from dawn to dusk partying in these beauties. Pair them with a cut out knot dress for a super stylish but simple look.



4. Platform Heels 

So, if you’re seriously in need of some main character energy- you need to bag yourself a pair of statement platform heels babe. Name a better way to confidently strut your way into any nightclub...go on, we’ll wait. 

Other than being extra AF, platform heels will provide you with some added height and make your legs look simply gorgeous. What’s not to love? 

Garnet is a Perspex wrap around platform heel that will level up your evening look and leave you feeling fierce. Try styling Garnet in the colour ‘Camel’ with ripped light wash denim mom jeans, a black crop top and black oversized blazer. This look will give off some serious boss babe energy. If black heels are more your vibe then no need to worry, you can also shop Garnet in black and choc.



5. Perspex Heels

A Kardashian, Jenner and PD favourite: Perspex heels. This type of heel has been seen everywhere over the last few years and lots of our fave celebs have been rocking them. A clear heel can be styled in so many different ways to always create a super stylish look. 

Tammi is a SS21 must. This style of square toe Perspex, featuring a super fashionable pyramid heel, will be sure to make them stop and stare. Pair Tammi with an animal print mini dress, an oversized black blazer and you’re ready to hit the bar. 


6. Mid Heels

We have a serious question babe. Who doesn’t love mid heels? Sometimes every girl needs to give their feet a rest and mid heels are the perfect way to do just that- but make it fashion. 

Fruity is a gorgeous twisted front kitten heel mule. A timeless type of heel that will go with virtually anything. Style Fruity in nude with ripped vintage fit jeans, a slinky ruched detail crop top and your fave hoop earrings for a simple but effective out out look.



7. High Heels

This type of heel obviously needs no introduction. High heels come in a variety of different styles and heights. Khloe is a gorgeous faux fur stiletto high heel and we are obsessed.

If you’re looking for the perfect evening pump then look no further! Style Khloe, in pink, with a black long sleeved bodycon ruched shirt dress and a baby pink mini handbag for a 10/10 evening look.



8. Stilettos 

Every bad b has a pair of killer stilettos stashed away in their wardrobe. They add height and will elevate any out out look. What better time to bag yourself a pair of new stilettos than July 19th. 

One of our absolute fave stilettos is Scrunchie, especially in the colour ‘Stone’. Pair with a black halter neck bodycon mini dress, a cream mini handbag and gold hoop earrings for a summer clubbing vibeeee.



9. Square Toe Heels 

Every fashionista owns a pair of square toe heels, it’s almost a rule. SS21 has seen this style of heel feature everywhere. From catwalk to Insta, we can’t get enough of this trend. 

We deffo have a crush on brand new Clemmy, a square toe mid heel available to shop in black, pink and yellow. Our personal faves are yellow...dreamy or what?!

Style Clemmy with a matching coloured bodycon co-ord, a mini handbag, gold jewellery and your fave sunnies. Now you're ready for a girls day out in the sun (hopefully). 



10. Bow Heels 

Last but by no means least- bow heels are an essential type of heel that every girl needs. We loveee this girly trend and believe that a statement bow heel will add class and sass to any outfit. You can’t go wrong! 

Midnight are a gorgeous glitter detail bow heel with diamante wrap around detailing.You will most certainly be the main character wearing these heels.

Style Midnight with a slinky balloon sleeve mini dress, a silver diamante bag, silver jewellery and you’re good to hit the club. Even Cinderella would be jealous of these beauties. 



So, there you go angel. 10 essential types of heels that every girl needs! Now you should be ready to upgrade your summer shoedrobe just in time for July 19th. Follow us on Instagram for more shoe inspo 💘💘

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