Whilst skyscraper heels will always have their place it’s also a welcome change to downsize a little and actually be able to comfortably walk around in a heel all day. The kitten heel has become the heel of the season. And no wonder—they’re easy to run around in, have a classic vintage feel about them and look great with everything from cropped trousers to dresses and skirts. With every high profile designer from Dior to Balenciaga and Prada doing their own version of this shoe you can bet it’s going to become quite the staple in our wardrobes over the next few months.
When navigating this shoe style there are a few things to remember for a flattering effect:
Go for midi length
This is the time to go conservative on the hemline front. Keep things quite demure and aim for everything to hit at mid calf. It’s chic and will definitely work better with the shorter heel.
Experiment with styles
From a slingback to mules and boots, you’ll see the kitten heel on all different style shoes this season. The easiest way to wear it is a classic closed toe pointy pump however a slingback looks very on trend and the boot is one way to really up the style cred of any look.
Dare to bare
It’s quite diminutive in heel size but you still want it to take centre stage so allow it to shine by opting to show a little skin. Try a midi length pant to show off a mule or a cropped jean that allows a little skin to show through between the boot and the denim. Alternatively if you want to wear a full length pant, ensure it sits just at the ankle bone.
Keep them pointy
Whatever kitten heel shoe style you choose be sure to keep them pointed. The pointy toe will help elongate your feet and balances well with the fact the heel is shorter.
Steal some style ideas below on how to introduce the kitten heel into your life and shop my top picks below.