Skip the stilettos—these kitten heels are much more practical, and so cute.
Sky-high heels are out and more reasonable (and comfortable) footwear is in, Pinterest reports. According to the company's trend watchers, kitchen heels are on the rise, and have seen a 455 percent spike in search over the past year. While the look may bring you back to your adolescent days and has a retro flair, the style is being reinvented with a modern twist. Professional enough for work, yet comfy enough to wear to dinner after, the five pairs below could soon become your favorite shoes in your closet.
Pila Kitten Heels
Cherry red leather and a sweet scallop edge combine in this sandal you'll reach for all summer. Also available in green, blue, yellow, magenta, black, and trendy metallic silver.
To buy: $139; talbots.com.
Desi Kitten Heel Pump
Just because they're kitten heels doesn't mean they have to be demure. This pump has a classic silhouette, but comes in a range of bold patterns. Choose from stripes, plaid, cheetah print, and glitzy sparkles.
To buy: $49; solesociety.com.
The Editor Heel
A classic silhouette in luxurious suede, this shoe will help you put your best foot forward, whether you're heading into a meeting or out to lunch. Available in navy, taupe, black, or dark green.
To buy: $155; everlane.com.
Ruffled Kitten Heels
The ruffle at the front adds an element of fun to this polished pump. The blush hue is pretty and versatile, but for a more eye-catching look, opt for the bright mint green or orange option.
To buy: $138; anthropologie.com.
Ludlow Slingback Pump
That's right: slingbacks are officially back! Embrace the trend with a wearable kitten heel that lets you walk for hours and won't accidentally slip off.
To buy: $110; nordstrom.com.