The 'Ugly' Heels Trend That's Going To Be Everywhere This Spring Because They're SO Comfortable

March 13, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | Fashion

Spring is almost here, and that means it’s almost time to bring out your favorite, chic open-toe shoes and finally push those clunky boots to the back of your closet.

There are already plenty of trends that are anticipated to be everywhere this spring, but our editors are most excited about a particular footwear trend that’s been gaining a lot of traction in the streetwear scene: kitten heels. The classic shoes are getting a stylish makeover for 2019, bringing a new flair and edge to traditional spring outfits like floral dresses and light-washed denim.

READ MORE: The One Pair Of Flats You Should Buy For Spring, According To Style Bloggers

“Kitten heels are perfect everyday shoes: you can style them with anything from bike shorts and cropped vintage jeans to a sleek slip dress,”  By Far co-founder Valentina Bezuhanova tells The Zoe Report, noting that the shoe’s “cool and nostalgic” vibes are what attracted her to incorporating kitten heels into the brand’s latest collection.

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How To Wear Kitten Heels

Already thinking of ways to incorporate kitten heel shoes into your spring wardrobe? Keep scrolling to find some kitten heel outfit inspiration and learn how our editors are styling kitten heels:

how to wear kitten heels

1. Kitten Heel Boots

Kitten heel boots and booties make for the perfect spring shoe when the weather is still a little chilly. We recommend pairing them with a pair of vintage jeans and a chic, lightweight jacket to ensure that you’re cool, comfortable, and stylish during the transitional weather months.

how to wear kitten heels

2. Kitten Heel Pumps

Opt for a pair of kitten heel pumps when you’re looking to elevate your look. Whether you’re feeling eccentric with a pair of colorful heels or classic with a pair of neutral heels, know that your outfit will look tailored and elegant thanks to spring biggest footwear trend. These versatile shoes can go with anything, so bring on the flirty dresses, tailored pants, and flowy skirts!  

how to wear kitten heels

3. Kitten Heel Sandals

No spring wardrobe is complete without a pair of sandals, and thankfully there are so many cute kitten heel sandals that will help you achieve the perfect outfit. We already have our eyes on a new kitten heel sandals, especially ones with intricate designs and patterns. Feel free to wear these with that favorite spring dress of yours or those super chic paper-bag pants you bought last year and never knew what to pair them with.

how to wear kitten heels

4. Nude Kitten Heels

Nude kitten heels are ideal for those looking for a springtime look that’s on-trend and appropriate for the office. You can add a little edge with your neutral-hued kitten heels by opting for a pair that features a contrasting pattern and design.

how to wear kitten heels

5. Gold Kitten Heels

Looking to add a little glam to your look? Then, you definitely need a pair of gold kitten heels! Gold goes with almost every color and always makes for an eye-catching addition to any outfit. You can rock a pair of gold kitten heels while you’re getting brunch with friends, to the office, or even for a night out on the town.  

how to wear kitten heels

6. Red Kitten Heels

There’s no color quite as chic as red, and we’re always game for a red footwear moment. The classic color adds a sophisticated-yet-bold element to any outfit and pairs well with everything. Trust us, you’ll be turning heads this spring if you buy a pair of red kitten heels.  Feel free to experiment with the color spectrum and try different shades of red like burgundy, crimson, ruby, and magenta.

how to wear kitten heels

7. Silver Kitten Heels

Silver has been a trendy color for several seasons now and it doesn’t look like it’s taking a break this spring. The futuristic metallic shade instantly brings a cool-girl vibe to any outfit and can be worn with anything—jeans, dresses, skirts, shorts, jumpsuits, rompers—you name it!



how to wear kitten heels

Bella Vita Scarlette Slingback Pump ($99.95) 

how to wear kitten heels

Loeffler Randall Luisa Sandal ($375) 

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Naturalizer Peyton Slingback Pump ($98.95) 

how to wear kitten heels

Rebecca Minkoff Sayres Bootie ($71.18, originally ($177.95 -- 60% off) 

SCHUTZ Rosyn Cap Toe Bootie ($143.96, down from $239.95)

TONY BIANCO Bakari Mule ($155.66)

NINE WEST Famille Mule ($78.95)

KURT GEIGER LONDON Birchin Halo Strap Sandal ($164.95)

PELLE MODA Bex Kitten Heel Slide Sandal ($109.95)

NINE WEST Feliks Sling Back Pump ($52.46, down from $78.95)

ADRIANNA PAPELL Lacy Asymmetrical d'Orsay Pump ($50.16, down from $98.95)

KURT GEIGER LONDON Birchin Halo Strap Sandal ($164.95)

Hazel Mule Nanette Nanette Lepore ($59.99)

Charles By Charles David Kannon Bootie ($49.98, down from $69.99)

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Editorial Assistant

Emily is SheFinds' resident beauty expert and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to covering the latest trends and developments in the beauty/skincare industry and reporting the latest on your favorite celebrities, Emily also contributes to SheFinds' fashion and weight loss/wellness sections. You can reach her at [email protected]

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