The Next Cult Fashion-Girl Shoe Style, Unlocked

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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 Bieber and Rihanna 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.

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

Cult Gaia Soleil Lace Up High Heel Sandals ($388)

On Rihanna: Bottega Veneta Bra Top ($400); Maximilian Mini Skirt ($689); Telfar Zipped Sweatshirt ($539); Louis Vuitton bag; Eleuteri necklace

Reike Nen Five Strings Pointed Sandals ($300)

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

Amina Muaddi Caroline Sandals ($625)

On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: J Brand blazer; Skims Sculpting Mid-Thigh Shorts ($34); Femme Barely There Lace-Up Heels ($169); Celine 16 Clutch; Jessica McCormack Livewire Ring; Dana Rebecca Designs Poppy Rae Ring ($1265)

Cult Gaia Soleil Lace Up High Heel Sandals ($388)

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.

Amina Muaddi Caroline Patent-Leather Mules ($650)

"Naked" heels have never looked cooler.

Gia x Pernille Teisbaek Leather Mules ($277)

These Amina Muaddi heels are seriously iconic.

Amina Muaddi x AWGE Patent Flacko Heeled Sandals ($1550)

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

Saint Laurent XSL 110mm Sandals ($995)

Our very own editor, Nicole Eshaghpour, test-driving the trend.

Manolo Blahnik Lasistalo 70 Mules ($695)

Okay, these are next-level.

Cult Gaia Effie Flower-Detailed Lace-Up Leather Sandals ($498)

Yep, you can pair them with just about anything.

Gia x Pernille Teisbaek Perni 04 Sandals ($377)

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

Amina Muaddi x AWGE Flacko Heeled Sandals ($1550)

Shop more pointed-toe heels:

ATP Atelier Serranova Mule Sandals ($266)

Femme Luce Minimale Heels ($189)

Reike Nen Odd Pair Sandals ($237)

Amina Muaddi x AWGE Metallic Flacko Heeled Sandals ($1550)

Reike Nen 3 Strappy Pointed Sandals ($320)

Femme Barely There Lace Up Heels ($169)

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