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Trust Us, You Can Pull Off The Kitten Heel Trend — Here’s How

Shoe lovers, rejoice! Gone are the days when sky-high stilettos were the only fashionable option for going out. The recent popularity of kitten heels has made it so fashion girls no longer have to sacrifice comfort for style. The lower height of kitten heels makes them so much more comfortable and functional for when you’re on-the-go.

Since kitten heels were shown walking the runways of designers like Stella McCartney and Dior, everyone has been releasing their own rendition of the shoe. Endless options of colors and styles has breathed new life into the shoes we once only associated with our grandmas. Whether you’re headed to work or a night out, let kitten heels be the finishing touch to all of your outfits. Keep reading for some outfit inspiration and to shop our favorite styles:

Fun booties


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During the colder months, incorporate kitten heels into your wardrobe by wearing a bootie version. They come in endless colors and textures to satisfy anyone’s personal style. These stylish booties look just as good paired with jeans as they do a dress or skirt!

These black studded booties from Kendall + Kylie boots ($69.99) will go with just about anything in your wardrobe!

Pretty patterns


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The kitten heels we’ve been seeing come in a seemingly endless assortment of colors and styles. Our favorite way to wear patterned kitten heels is with jeans and a basic top so the shoes are left in the spotlight. From sweet gingham to fierce cheetah print, there’s a place for kitten heels in everyone’s closets.  

Get ready for all the compliments when you show up in these leopard kitten heels from Urban Outfitters ($59).

Details, details, details


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So many designers are elevating their kitten heels to the next level in the most creative ways. Tiny details like an interchangeable bow tied around the ankle to jewel detailing create a fresh twist on the retro style shoe.

The bow detail and velvet material on these ASOS kitten heels ($48) will make you stand out in a sea of basic black pumps.

The kitten heel trend isn’t going anywhere, and our feet we couldn’t be any more excited! Give your feet a rest and replace your stilettos with some kitten heels this season. You’ll thank us later.

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Carli is a senior at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City studying Fashion Business Management and is the style section editor for Her Campus. After being a national style writer for Her Campus, she launched Her Campus FIT and acts as a Campus Correspondent. A born and raised Jersey Girl, she is a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. In her spare time she loves running, jamming to Taylor Swift, and tracking down the best burgers. Find her on Instagram @carliannescloset.
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