When we think of court shoes, we usually imagine formal heels that look best when paired with pant suits and work wear. But that's not really the case.
Court shoes are the most versatile heels. They can transform any dull outfit into a smart one, alleviate your work wear wardrobe, and even dress up your party-wear. Take for instance, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle who loves to style her court shoes with gorgeous outfits.
But since we can't really afford Markle's royal style, here's a look at some of your favourite Instagram influencers who can give you some style inspiration.
How Instagrammers Style Their Court Shoes
1. Formal black slim heels and pointy toes | @euniceannabel
As the former brand ambassador for Maybelline, Eunice Annabel looks strikingly gorgeous even in a plain full-black long-sleeved bodycon dress. But what really alleviates her outfit are her pointy toe-shaped court shoes with slim heels.
If you are looking for a similar formal outfit inspiration for a presentation to your colleagues next week, try getting this Leather High-Heel Court Shoes from Zara at $49.90.
2. Thin heels and pointed toes in nude | @melissackoh
Melissa Celestine Koh is one of Singapore's most well-known influencers and can pull off just about any outfit. And if you're a follower, you know how well she can coordinate her heels to any outfit. Just as she does here where she matches her bright-coloured outfit with a pair of muted nude coloured court shoes with light.
Look chic and casual like Melissa in these Faux Suede Pointed Toe Pumps in Blush from Forever 21, for just $19.90.
3. Asymmetrical cherry red court shoes with slim heels | @sophiewillocq
This French-Chinese beauty looks absolutely ravishing in a white off-the-shoulder lace dress that hugs her slim body. She accessorises her look with cherry red lipstick with a pair of asymmetrical court shoes with slightly pointy toes and very slim heels.
If you wish to catch the attention of all those around you as you strut into the next dinner party, get these pair of Asymmetric Stiletto Shoes in red from Mango at $59.90.
4. Sweet light pink thin heels that shows off your femininity | @sherylnsy
This Malaysian influencer flaunts her amazing figure in a sleeveless China-patterned Cheongsum. In addition, Sheryl ups her feminine yet sultry feels with a slightly shiny light pink court shoes that is pointed and slim-heeled.
Be a pretty porcelain doll like Sheryl by wearing this pair of Aldo Stessy Heels in Light Pink. They are found at Zalora at $149.00.
5. Extra slim and tall yellow court shoes | @yoyokulala
Yoyo Cao is one fashion icon that has collaborated with luxury brands such as Fendi and Gucci. Here, she is clad in a long-sleeved turtle neck brown sweater and nude pants. She complements this classic formal look with vibrantly bright yellow court shoes that are extra slim and tall.
Turn heads with these similarly stunning Aldo Stessy Heels from Zalora in Light Yellow. They are slightly pricey at $142.90 but totally chic and suave.
6. Chunky black heels with golden buckle detail | @bellywellyjelly
Christabel Chua, another influencer who is known for her travel, fashion and beauty. Against a background of pink flowers, Christabel dresses in a cute plain romper with a wrap-tie around her waist. In addition, she wears a pair of chunky low-heeled pointy court shoes that has an extra golden buckle detail at the front.
If you are thinking of walking long distances and are trying to strike off a more down-to-earth vibe, go for a pair of low-heeled court shoes like Christabel. Check out the Carlton London Low Block Heels from Zalora for $54.90.
7. Colourfully patterned pointy toes | @paradeoflove
Rosanna T is the influencer who claims to eat and drink makeup. She is dressed in a lavender-coloured patterned dress with scallop outline at the bottom and wears a colourfully patterned pair of pointy-toed pumps that have black and shocking pink colours.
Get a similar Animal Printed Shoes from Mango at $89.90 that has a classy snakeskin effect which will make you feel so expensive.
How You Can Keep Your Court Shoes In Pristine Condition
Now if you've shopped for court shoes based on these influencers, you will also need to work on their maintenance. Court shoes are often made of patent leather, and to keep the surface material looking clean and shiny, place a small amount of petroleum jelly onto a piece of cloth and use it to rub the surface of your court shoes.
While you are not wearing those gorgeous pair of shoes, carefully keep them in a dry and cool place. In particular, try to store them in boxes or dust bags as dust that accumulates on the shoes can give ugly grey marks.
Lastly, take note that if your precious shoes get splashed with water accidentally, make sure to dry them up thoroughly by stuffing them with tissue.