A naked woman in heels is a beautiful thing. A naked man in shoes looks like a fool.” Christian Louboutin’

For the last 14 months, they've gathered dust alongside our jeans, handbags and most of our make-up, let's be honest. While we've tottered around the house in slippers, bare feet or those hideous yet oh so comfortable bed socks in a bubble of comfort and cashmere, our heels have sat in our wardrobe like a museum of the life that was. Until now.

As bars, restaurants and (thank you lord), shops start to open up and we have to try and remember how to put an outfit together again, our heels can come out of hibernation and adorn our freshly pedicured feet. In the words of the Handmaids Tale – praise be. Although some may have been glad to save their soles from a life of aches and pains, there's a certain level of confidence that comes with slipping on those sling-backs and taking on the world, one stiletto at a time.

Not only do we walk a little taller, stand a little straighter and generally feel like a total girl boss when we lace-up our Louboutin's, we wield a certain level of power when a beautifully crafted pump finishes off our outfit. So, it's time to stow away our slippers, kick off our flats and put our best foot forward.

Fendi

F Logo Embellished Peep-Toe Pump Heels

£105

Nothing says 'girl's night' quite like a little sparkle and these Fendi pumps have it in droves. With a subtle chain detail and all-over Fendi logo print, these stilettos have a hint of Samantha Jones about them that we love. Jazz up a LBD and pair with a Fendi clutch back for a night on the town.

BURBERRY

T Strap Beaded Sandal Heels

£130

Granted, they may look like a work of art but these Burberry heels were made to be seen. Fierce in design and colourful to a fault, these chunky stilettos include layered bead detailing and a thick ankle strap – which you'll need to keep that sky-high heel in check. Wear with a black silk slip skirt and matching tank to let the shoes do all the talking.

GUCCI

Lace Up Sandal Heels

£170

Take your summer sandals up a notch with these lace-up heels. Perfectly aligned with the boho trend thanks to their suede upper and raffia insoles, they wouldn't look out of place on the likes of Sienna Miller or Kate Moss. Wear with denim shorts and a white linen shirt to glam up an otherwise casual look.

GIUSEPPE ZANOTI

Polka Dot Sandal Heels

£90

Fun, flirty and effortlessly timeless, Zanotti's 50's style pumps are perfect for a new season debut. With a leopard print heel and clashing polka dot toe, they're the stylish antidote to lockdown slippers we've all been waiting for. Team with wide leg black trousers and a chiffon blouse for an elegant take on date night chic.

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