8 Grown-up Ways to Wear Those Super-Trendy Kitten Heels

When we think of kitten heels, we think of ’80s looks we'd rather not revisit. But it’s 2018, gals, and this so-called sensible heel is back and better than ever. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the following thoroughly modern outfits. 

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With Black Jeans And A Chunky Sweater

Proof that you can swap in a pair of kitten heels with even your most casual outfits. 

Get the look: Topshop jeans ($70); Tularosa sweater ($178); Linea Paolo heels ($110)

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With Wide-leg Pants And A Duster Jacket 

In this case, the slight heel keeps a fabric-heavy outfit from weighing you down and overwhelming your figure. 

Get the look: Cos pants ($115); Splendid jacket ($125); Tibi heels ($425)

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With Jeans And An Oversize Coat 

A little ’80s, but the gray jeans and belt make it feel grounded in the 21st century. 

Get the look: Paige jeans ($189); Madewell coat ($325); Sam Edelman heels ($110)

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With Jeans And A statement Top

The heels and feathered shell keep it ladylike, while the slim-cut jeans keep it from going overboard. 

Get the look: Vigoss jeans ($41); Aje top ($295); Vince Camuto heels ($99)

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With Skinny Pants And A Blazer

Yes, these are boots, but they're kitten-heeled boots so they still count. To show them off, stick to skinny pants that hit just at the top of the shoe. (Or loosely tuck in the cuffs.)

Get the look: Theory pants ($285); Liverpool Jeans Company blazer ($98); Free People heels ($128)

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With A Turtleneck And A Ruffled Skirt 

Kitten heels are a great option with a shorter skirt, which can look a little too vampy when paired with a stiletto. 

Get the look: J.Crew turtleneck ($70); Jacquemus skirt ($335); Michael Michael Kors heels ($110)

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With A Belted Sweater Dress 

The belt cinches your waist, the dark color slims you all over and the pointed toes elongate your legs. Pretty much a flattering trifecta.

Get the look: Banana Republic dress ($138) and belt ($38); Diane von Furstenberg heels ($348)

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With A Voluminous Skirt And A Bomber Jacket 

The oversize, borrowed-from-the-guys vibe tones down an otherwise super-feminine ensemble. 

Get the look: Asos skirt ($64); Alpha Industries jacket ($150); Miu Miu heels ($785)

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...