Finding heels that are fashion-forward, elegant, and/or sexy is an easy task. However, scoring those perfect heels that will transition from one season to the next, giving you the most bang for your buck is a whole different story. If you find that you are tired of searching seasonally for shoes and hate storing your summer favorites once the fall breeze comes, take a look at these 10 transitional heels that will take you from the sultry heat to the cooler air, in less than a fashion minute. Just be sure to remember to change the rest of your ensemble to reflect the temperature change.
Wear these elegant t-strap heels from Rachel Zoe's collection with bare legs to show off your calves during summer. Come fall, pair these stunners with black opaque tights for business attire or with merlot hued textured hosiery for an edgier combination. The speckled hair-calf toe makes for the perfect fall accent that pairs with almost any color.
The Transitional Green
A sexy cutout instep and peep-toe offer a sultry peek of skin for a hot summer night. The textured suede in combination with the exotic green hue makes for a standout heel that will make more than just one statement as the weather heats up. The snake-embossed suede and towering platform heel enable these bold Steven peep-toe pumps to transition easily from summer to fall, as they pair just as well with summer dresses as they do with jeans and a blazer combo.
The Mini Wedge
Give your feet a break from towering platforms and stilettos by giving these coral mini-wedges from Pour La Victoire a try. Pair these bold pumps with a white frock to give your ensemble color or with shorts and a tank for a stylish getup. Because these mini-wedges are made from suede, and the coral is more bold than bright, you will be able to give them just as much use when the weather starts to cool down.
A true work of art, Nicholas Kirkwood's handcrafted satin and patent-leather sandals feel fresh and boldly elegant. The shoe's edgy print which was inspired by the iconic 1920s 'Marcel wave' hairstyle is right on trend with summer's standout patterns, while the silhouette is even hotter than the latest heat wave. As fall approaches, pair these super-edgy heels with black leather pants and a tailored blazer for a sharp look. Made from Italian leather, these over-the-top shoes are well worth their hefty investment price tag.
Transition with Comfort
Transition your fashion wardrobe from summer to fall in these luxe booties from Tory Burch. The sexy cutouts and snakeskin strap are perfectly in sync with summer's tribal trend while the sumptuous suede and silhouette fall perfectly into autumn. Not only are these chic heels transitional and practical, they are also super comfy, a huge plus that is in itself a luxury when it comes to being fashionable.
The Affordable Transition
Never mind the unbelievably cheap price tag on these sexy stilettos. These black lace slingbacks are seductive, mysterious and oh-so glamorous, as well as a shoe-in when getting ready for a night out. Part of Zara's amazing summer sale, these hot heels feature a classic silhouette and fabric that works for all seasons.
White For All Seasons
Feeling inspired by Louis Vuitton's Spring 2012 pastel-filled collection? Then try on these sweet suede pumps from Jeffrey Campbell which feature a silver pointed toe and a separated platform. Done in a classic color and silhouette but with edgy detailing, these luxe pumps can do no wrong whether paired bare with a chiffon dress or with off-white tights and pastel-hued tweeds.
The Sweet Vintage Pumps
For a more retro vibe, step into these vintage-styled pumps from English feminine brand, Poetic License. Featuring scalloped peach piping detail along the kelly green leather, in addition to a sweet green bow, these shoes have a vintage feel that is both unique and charismatic. These adorable shoes have a classic feel that works for both summer and fall, and better yet, are under $100.
Perforated Booties Go the Distance
Looking for summer booties that easily transition into fall? Make sure to look for a lightweight material like these perforated leather ones from ModCloth. These tan heels work for both day and night and also pair easily as a result of their natural color. The perforated and diamond-shaped dots provide a cool edge to these vegan faux-leather heels, while the cutout feels flirty and completely fetching.
Mirror Your Feet
Give the ground something to reflect on with these uber-trendy heels from TopShop. The neutral leather makes for versatile wear, including seasons, while the metallic heel feels fresh and very fashion-forward. The slingbacks provide support and comfort, while the sumptuous leather is breathable and airy.