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
Can't help but love the way Meghan Markle matched her heels to her skirt.
This monochromatic look is clearly a thing.
On Selena Gomez: Versace dress and pumps
Lily-Rose Depp's black Chanel pumps look very, well, Chanel.
On Lily-Rose Depp: Chanel dress and pumps
If they're good enough for Meryl…
On Meryl Streep: Givenchy dress
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
Pumps and a midi length go hand in hand.
As you can see by these embellished pairs, pumps don't have to be "boring."
Pumps look chic in kitten-heel form as well.
You can never go wrong with a pair of plain black pumps.
White pumps are becoming just as classic as black ones.
Shop the Best Pumps
Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps ($665)
Ask anyone—Manolo Blahnik makes the holy grail of classic pumps.
Vince Ania Pumps ($350)
Don't underestimate the versatility of a pair of snakeskin pumps.
Vince Camuto Retsie Pump ($100)
A happy pair of yellow shoes never hurt anyone.
Staud Mary Pump ($350)
Thank you for these beautiful shoes, Staud.
Mango Heel Leather Shoes ($70)
They're Mango, but they look designer.
Stuart Weitzman 100mm Tasha Pumps ($395)
The perfect (comfortable) heels for nights out.
Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump ($98)
Don't sleep on this sale find.
& Other Stories Suede Glitter Bow Heeled Pumps ($129)
Fancy feet await.
Mansur Gavriel 100mm Classic Heels ($248)
We all need a pair of red pumps in our lives.
BY FAR Diana Pumps ($280)
I might have to buy these for myself.
H&M Pumps ($25)
A cute, cheap no-brainer.
Bottega Veneta Almond Leather Pumps ($790)
Jennifer Lawrence just wore these, so there's that.
Bevza Two-Tone Faille Pumps ($330)
As these pumps prove, Bevza is a rising brand that should be on your radar.
Aldo Febriclya Pumps ($85)
Love the sturdy heel on these.
27 Edit Paisley Square Toe Pump ($54)
A square toe makes pumps feel especially fresh.
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