Though they might not have the same cultural cachet, black high heels are just as important to your wardrobe as your little black dress. A good pair of black pumps can take your from the office to happy hour to dinner with your parents to a night on the town. Plus, if you buy a high quality pair, those black high heels can carry your for years and years to come. Finding the perfect pair can be tricky though. So many different styles of high heel come in black. You could gravitate towards a retro looking, tall, velvet pump with a slight platform, if you are into the pin up look. You could also end up with a pair of patent leather, strappy, high heeled sandals if you live somewhere warm. What sort of black high heels suit you best will depend upon your personality and lifestyle.
In some offices, you can come in wearing a pair of Crocs that you bedazzled yourself and no one will notice what you have on your feet. If you work for a conservative office, though, such as a law firm or a bank, you need to be very careful about how you dress yourself. Nearly every office has a dress code and yours might state something vague regarding footwear. You might just be required to wear pantyhose or banned from wearing open toed shoes. Just because it is not explicitly forbidden, though, does not mean that you are free to sport a pair of black, patent leather, lucite platforms.
Unless you work in fashion or at a bar, you should probably still to black high heels that have a three inch heel or under. Your office is not the place for you to look super sexy. You want to look attractive and put together, but still professional. It is hard for your clients and coworkers to take you seriously if you are wearing stripper shoes. Avoid patent leather or any high heel with bling like sequins or rhinestones. A pair of pointed toe pumps with two and a half inch heels in a matte black leather will match nearly everything you own, look fashion forward, yet still be office ready.
Hey, you do not live in your cubicle. You do not need to let your office environment or dress code dictate all of your purchases. Sometimes, it can be fun to wear a pair of over the top, towering, high heels. If you are looking for the hottest, yet most versatile pair of black high heels available, go for a pair of black velvet or suede peep toe pumps with a four inch heel. These black high heels will match nearly everything you own, and velvet or suede can be easier to care for than matte black leather. You can dance the night away without worrying about your shoes getting faded or scuffed. The very high heel will make these shoes look extremely sexy, but the simple design will keep you looking classic instead of trashy.