These Trendy Heels Are Perfect for Upping Your Shoe Game

While sneakers may earn a rightful spot in your closet, there’s nothing like a pair of heels to elevate your style and give you that extra boost of confidence. Whether you’re in the market for a classic pair of sandals or a sleek pump, any one of these heeled options is bound to earn you tons of compliments. And their allure doesn’t stop there. Each pick is versatile enough to work for a range of occasions including weddings, desk-to drink scenarios and more. Below, shop our favorite looks to help you update your wardrobe this season and beyond.

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1. Calvin Klein Brady Pumps

Available in over 20 shades, this versatile, pointed toe pump is done in soft leather with a 4-inch heel.

Pros: A shock-absorbing insole makes these heels timeless and easy to wear.

Cons: These may run on the smaller side.

Calvin Klein Women's Brady Pump
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2. Sam Edelman Jedda Heels

For a shorter lift, these 2.25-inch kitten heels boast a trendy thong-toe finish and a bold knotted detail.

Pros: They also feature a cushioned footbed for comfort.

Cons: The thong front may rub between toes.

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3. Kenneth Cole Reaction T-Strap Wedge

A woven wedge heel gives these a breezy touch, while a durable T-strap keeps feet locked in throughout the day.

Pros: The midsole includes moisture-wicking, Ortholite foam. These come in seven colorways.

Cons: Some customers suggest going a half size up.

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4. Jessica Simpson Claudette Heel

These d’Orsay pumps come in 28 wow-worthy colors and finishes, from patent leather to cork.

Pros: They feature a 4-inch heel and memory foam midsole for comfort.

Cons: Customers with blisters or bunions may find the side cut bothersome.

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5. Toms Majorca Cutout Sandal

A sturdy block heel and soft straps makes this pair super wearable, while a side zip closure allows for easy on-off.

Pros: They also feature a padded footbed and come in nine muted colors.

Cons: Wide feet may find the straps tight fitting.

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6. LifeStride Suki Pump

These pointed-toe d’Orsay pumps offers a comfortable lift with a 3-inch heel and plush cushioning underfoot.

Pros: An elastic cross strap offers stability and prevents rubbing. They’re available in five shades.

Cons: These may fit narrow.

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7. Steve Madden Nectur Sandal

Set atop a 4-inch heel, these minimalist sandals come in seven shades and feature a trendy square-toe.

Pros: The straps at the front and on the ankle are elasticized to better fit your foot.

Cons: The straps may fit tighter on wider feet.

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