9 Architectural Heels

by Chinea Rodriguez

As the holidays approach, so do holiday parties and while you’re picking out your cutest (and warmest) outfits consider trying a new heel shape. Architectural heels have been spotted on the runways at Jacquemus, Balmain, and of course Saint Laurent and off the runways on Beyoncé, Rihanna, and the street style set. The architectural heel is beyond a trend and a style without a season. In the warmer weather opt for uniquely shaped sandals and when the weather calls for layers and sleeves dress up any look with artfully sculpted heels in geometric shapes. Depending on the shoe you choose they can add a bold or subtle statement to your average sandal, pump or boot. What could be more perfect for those warm but plain winter outfits than a shoe that makes a statement? 


Architectural Heels to Shop for Fall/Winter

From wallet-friendly Zara to celebrity favorite Amina Muaddi, we’ve rounded up 9 pairs of architectural-heeled shoes to shop and style this winter, plus even a few for summer and fall. 


Zara Heeled Leather Square Toe Ankle Boots, $169

If you spent all summer in Bottega Veneta-esque square toe sandals this is the perfect way to transition the style into fall weather. The block heel paired with the square toe is an upgrade from your everyday winter bootie.


Fenty Power Point Pumps, $760

Rihanna’s Power Point Pump is a take on workwear that’s business in the front and party in the back. The pump comes in a few colors from a bright pink to a navy pinstripe, our pick is the light blue which would be perfect for a monochrome winter look. 


ASOS Z_Code_Z Hila Ankle-Tie Sandals With Statement Heel in Black, $51

Summer may be long over but this statement sandal is a must for any vacations you might have planned. It’s bold enough to make a statement but not too trendy that you won’t be able to wear it next summer. 


Zara Cowboy Leather Heeled Mules, $99.90

For shoes that say “Yeehaw Agenda but make it fashion” look no further. These affordable mules are a chic take on cowboy boots with their metal toe and angled heel. 


Amina Muaddi Begum Embellished Ankle Boots, $1070

A celebrity favorite and street style staple, Muaddi’s signature heel is a showstopper. If you’re seeking new shoes for holiday parties skip the stilettos and look no further than the brand’s bright, bold and glittery designs.


Neous Orchis Ball Heel Pumps, $585

Almost too good to wear, this shoe looks more like decor than an everyday shoe. It may be on the pricier side but it’s worth the splurge for such a unique shape. 


ASOS Glamorous Black Patent Boots with Leopard Heel, $64

Ease into the trend with this subtle heel. They’re casual and the heel is low enough for everyday wear but you can still wear these patent leather booties with dresses and tights through the winter. 


ASOS DESIGN Escape Premium Leather Sculptured Heel Ankle Boots, $119

These boots are an understated take on the trend. The muted tones and subtle shape of the boot and heel make a statement without overpowering your look. 


Yuul Yie La Loba Colorblock Slingback Leather Pumps, $390

Unique heels are one of this brand’s signatures and this slingback heel is no different. While these are a bit more appropriate for fall the colorblock heel is bold enough to wear with your most minimal outfits. 


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