The Next Cult Fashion-Girl Shoe Style, Unlocked

Already a favorite piece among celebs like Hailey Bieber and the coolest dressers on the fashion set, pointed-toe heels are the cult insider favorite carving themselves out as the key shoe trend to own in 2021. Specifically, I'm looking at the open-toe variety that is suddenly everywhere. So if you're considering ditching the sneakers and house slippers and once again slipping into some heels, this is the shoe style to invest in right now.

In past years, we've seen silhouettes like square toes in full focus. While those aren't exactly going anywhere yet, pointed-toe heels are certainly the fresh shape to own right now. If you look to in-demand designers, including Amina Muaddi, Saint Laurent, and Gia Couture, you'll spot directional takes on the silhouette in their collections, and I expect to see the style pick up even more steam this year. Here, see more on the pointy-heel trend and the cool styles to add to your cart.

On Celebs

Celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner have been wearing the pointy-heel trend on repeat. If you want to adopt their looks, simply pair the shoes with a short dress or skirt, topped off with an oversize jacket.

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On Kylie Jenner: Ottolinger shirt, skirt, and bag; Amina Muaddi sandals; Keane cuff and ring; Steff Eleoff ring; Lili Claspe ear cuff; Hannah Jewett earrings

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On Hailey Bieber: The Frankie Shop blazer; Bottega Veneta The Pouch ($3200); Femme Luce Minimale Shoes ($169)

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On Elsa Hosk: David Koma blazer; Amina Muaddi x AEGE Patent Flacko Heeled Sandals ($1550)

On the Fashion Set

There is no doubting that pointed-toe heels are the number one shoe buy among the fashion set. We're seeing a few styles lead, including open-toe mules, chain-embellished styles, and heels with lace-up ankle ties. 

These sleek heels instantly elevate a pretty black dress.

This strappy version is just stunning.

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There are only a few sizes of these left in stock.

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These Amina Muaddi heels are seriously iconic.

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I can't stop thinking about Saint Laurent's beautiful gathered-leather version.

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Okay, these are next-level.

Yep, you can pair them with just about anything.

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