Mary-Kate Olsen's Unexpected Red Carpet Shoes Are Ridiculously Chic

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen rarely make red carpet appearances, so when they do, you can bet we're more than a little excited to see what they're wearing. Attending the Youth America Grand Prix 20th Anniversary Gala in New York City on Thursday, the designers wore their trademark all-black looks, including a coat and top-handle bag for Mary-Kate and a blazer, wide-leg trousers, and clutch for Ashley.

The only deviation from their signature aesthetic? Mary-Kate's unexpected pop of color in the form of bright red kitten heel pumps. Her Manolo Blahnik Red Maysale 50 Suede Pumps ($695) decidedly stole the show in a sea of noir pieces, and we love her for breaking her own all-black style rule. Plus, kitten heels are a major spring shoe trend we've been talking about incessantly, so it's an especially of-the-moment choice from a celebrity who prefers to shun trends in favor of classic items. Oh, and did we mention you can try the trend for a mere $40? Scroll down to see what Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wore for a rare red carpet appearance in NYC and shop similar red kitten heels for yourself. 

Mary-Kate Olsen Wore Surprising Shoes on the Red Carpet


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On Mary-Kate Olsen: Manolo BlahnikRed Maysale 50 Suede Pumps ($695)

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Mary-Kate's Manolo Blahnik shoes are a practical and chic designer investment. 

These $40 shoes, available on Amazon, are the ultimate budget-friendly version of Mary-Kate's heels. 

These kitten heels by Ganni are a fashion editor favorite. 

Of course, Mango has an incredibly cool version of the trend as well. 

Heeled mules are going to be everywhere this spring and summer, so you might as well invest in them now. 

Yep, these Zara versions are about as cool as it gets.  

This patent leather version is yet another incredibly stylish option. 

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