7 Modern, Affordable Kitten Heels

The season’s hottest shoe trend is super chic and—bonus!—has a refreshingly low heel.


Zara Silver-Toned Leather Mules


A contemporary alternative to flats, silver kitten heels have an unexpected uptown vibe that adds instant polish to jeans.

To buy: $60; zara.com.

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Nina Foster Sandals


Give your weekend look a (slight) boost in these laid-back sandals. An adjustable tie ankle strap and a wide band over the toes offer extra support. Also available in black.

To buy: $56; 6pm.com.

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Sole Society Kitten Heel Pump


Equally cute with a skirt or boyfriend jeans, these heels add a pop of pattern and color to any outfit. Available in ten colors.

To buy: $70; solesociety.com.

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Nine West Xeena Pointy Toe Pumps


Running to meetings all day? These sleek pumps will see you through your schedule in style. Pair them with a sharp summer work dress for an office-ready ensemble. Available in nine other colors.

To buy: $79; ninewest.com.

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Trotters Prima Pump


A pointed toe, a ladylike slingback silhouette, and a go-with-anything neutral patent give summer sundresses a polished vibe.

To buy: $100; nordstrom.com.

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Alfani Step ‘N Flex Larrk Kitten Heel


Trendy slide sandals in a flattering metallic tone and manageable heel height are all you need to pull together a look that works, even beyond the usual nine-to-five. Also available in black and persimmon.

To buy: $70; macys.com.

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Talbots Trulli Ankle-Strap Sandals


As easy on the eye as they are on the feet, consider these printed leather sandals with memory-foam footbeds a baby step towards high-heel mastery.

To buy: $139; talbots.com.

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