How to Wear Block Heels

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I love when a trend is wearable and accessible to women.  I feel this way about block heels. These shoes can potentially be more comfortable and supportive than styles that aren’t as stacked.  Trend that is practical?  Sign me up!

How to Wear Block Heels

Looking to add these shoes to your wardrobe?  I put some outfits together using this style and added some additional styles for you to check out at the end of this post.

Outfit #1

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Marc Fisher makes amazing block heels and I was drawn in by this tapestry style.  Working with the colors of the print, I paired these shoes with a pair of ankle length pants from Theory, a soft mauve tunic blouse from Reiss, lapis double drop necklace from Topshop and burgundy bucket bag from Phillip Lim.

If you don’t like the print of these Marc Fisher block heels but like the style, don’t worry, there are a variety of other shades to choose from.

Outfit #2

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If you want to get the most out of your new block heels, try them in a neutral shade, like beige. The color will work with everything.  I also love the way these block heels from Corso Como look rich with this auburn suede dress from Banana Republic.  I styled this outfit with turquoise earrings Kendra Scott, a tan tote from Sole Society and Kate Spade cuff bracelet.

Outfit #3

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Block heels aren’t just for work. You can even try them casually.  With a sturdier heel, they can not only be more comfortable they will look more casual than a stiletto style.  I styled this navy pair from Cole Haan with wide leg cropped jeans from J. Crew, a breton from Boden, tissue weight scarf in navy from Nordstrom, red crossbody bag from Rebecca Minkoff, and blue cluster earrings.

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  • Patricia

    This is one trend I’ve worn before that I’d actually repeat.

  • Kara

    Do you wear suede shoes in the spring and summer?

  • Hi, Bridgette…I love the new block heeled shoes! They are perfect even when walking across cobblestones or the other fancy paving that architects like to use for walkways and outside plazas. I do have a shoe question, though. The challenge women in my office are finding is the sit-stand desk…they need to wear flats when standing, not even block heels will work, as the uneven weight damages the gel in the anti-fatigue mats. But they also need to be able to switch to heels during the day in order to meet with clients. What is a workable pants length for this switch from low to high heels? Wearing a skirt suit or dress that works for heels seems to look absurd with flats!

    • Well there is a problem that nobody thought about when designing these desks. Wow, you have even stumped me on that one. One thing I would do is bring two heels heights to the tailor when getting pants hemmed and have them find an acceptable in-between length for both heights. I always do this in general to make sure I can get the most wear from my pants. When you are standing at your desk do people see your feet? As silly as it sounds, I wonder if having a pair of flats that you can wear with your skirts or dresses just for standing at your desk would make sense and then have a change of more acceptable shoes for when you leave the office? I know this is hardly a perfect solution, and the last thing women should have to think about is something this ridiculous, but it’s the only solution I can seem to come up with for now….while I am super grateful I work from home.