The Most Popular Slingback Kitten Heels

Can we talk about this footwear trend for a minute? It’s like everyone got together and decided it was finally OK to usher in the return of the ’80s power shoe. And if you thought the style was just having a fleeting moment, think again. One Pinterest rep confirms that “slingback kitten heels” are up 56 percent since last year and are only gaining more traction. Here, the top five trending styles on the platform.

TABITHA SIMMONS ‘RISE’ SLINGBACK PUMPSBehold the perfect transitional shoe. A closed toe keeps out any lingering chill, while the open back lets you pretend that spring really is around the corner. Another bonus? They’re actually walkable. Tabitha Simmons is a contributing editor, stylist and mother—so it’s no wonder her shoes are just as wearable as they are chic. And in a cool pastel blue, they tick all the boxes.
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JEFFREY CAMPBELL ‘SIAYANA’ KITTEN HEELSMid-heels were seen on nearly every discerning dresser during Fashion Month (when it wasn’t snowing, of course). And given the likes of this disco-inspired pair, we think the style will be hitting the wedding circuit next. Set on a wooden kitten heel and topped with light-catching metallic leather, the pair even makes sense when combined with unexpected pieces like frayed jeans for a compelling high-low mix.
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PAUL ANDREW ‘CELESTINE’ SUEDE SLINGBACK PUMPSWhite pumps are still this season’s most in-demand, versatile shoes. Made from smooth leather, this Paul Andrew pair has an elasticated slingback strap (read: comfy) and is a good investment for any stylish woman looking to elevate her nine-to-five look.
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This pair needs no explanation. There are ten different color options, all under $150. I mean, what are you waiting for?
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BALENCIAGA ‘KNIFE’ SLINGBACK PUMPSBalenciaga’s “Knife” mule is the shoe the style crowd is obsessed with. Mary-Kate Olsen wore hers as a bridesmaid and Leandra Medine penned an entire post about them. Updated for the new season with a flexible slingback strap, this green pair is already low in stock on Net-a-Porter, so we recommend you act fast.
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