You've got a trend in Me: Kitten Heels

Sally Mu discusses the best of the high street for this season’s purrrfect shoe, meow

Sally Mu
20th February 2017

Love them or loathe them, they’re dowdy, mumsy and a grandma fave, and they’re making a come back. Kitten heels have had the most awe-inspiring fashion renaissance that totally swept across major SS17 catwalks.

Big fashion labels revamped classic styles that paid homage to their greatest ambassador: Audrey Hepburn, and everyone seems to be getting on board, including our current Prime Minister. Be it Dior’s elegant branded ribbon slingbacks, Vêtement X Manolo Blahnik charcoal satin lovelies, artistically chic cylinder heels by J.W. Anderson, or Céline’s minimal cone mules heralding the new femininity that took over the scene. They’ve had a makeover— nostalgic yet fresh, they are new, timeless and super-comfy!

I personally am a firm believer in them as they’re less daunting and provocative than towering heels, but still give your outfit an itty-bitty lift. Their insane practicality and wearability will quickly and comfortably take you from office to the dance floor without any blisters!

I’ve picked 3 purse-friendly multi-taskers to pull off the hottest trend this season...

ZARA Silver Kitten Heels


If you’re particularly favouring metallic touches, then incorporate this trend into your everyday attire by investing in these ZARA light-reflecting silver mini heels. A smart yet causal footwear comes in a cleverly foldable back that can be worn as babouches.These versatile mirror-shade pair will lend a modern twist to any outfit and wear particularly well with a simple tee and supersize blazer for a sophisticated street style, or partner up with your straight-leg cropped jeans or flares and a oversized bomber for an off-duty chic.

H&M Black Kitten Heel Slingbacks


New to kitten heels? Get your first pair in this classic and simple styling slingbacks by H&M, and they’ll surely become the staple that you rely on most in your wardrobe come spring.The rear ankle strap design helps grip and prevents your feet from slipping off, and also the ideal heel height provides further comfort to your feet, making them very easy to walk around in. Pair up with your LBD or a relaxed mid-calf pleated dress for a laid-back, dainty evening look. Get a look that’s effortless and snazzy by opting for boyfriend sweatshirts and tracksuit trousers.

TOPSHOP Pastel Kitten Heels

blue kitten

These sleek pastel creations will soon become your go-to summer shoes, whether you’re heading to a wedding or graduating, they are sure to finish off any outfit perfectly. Finish the look with a floral, ethereal dress and a bold statement clutch and you will be the belle of any ball. The chunky heel will help you to dance the night away, and the morning too. The pastel colour schemes also means you will be bang on trend everytime you don them, so go on, treat yo’ self!

TOPSHOP Zebra Print Kitten Heels


We’re obsessed with this luxe TOPSHOP zebra-print pointy-toed pair, as the real leather-lined surface and cone heel would not be complete without the sexy cut- out ‘V’ shape. These go-with-anything beauties provide perfect fit and more importantly— they give that sexy teeny tilt that slims the leg and causes a little wobble while walking. Make a statement by teaming with culottes or slouchy boyfriend jeans and a classic roll-neck while. Go ahead and stock up sartorial catnip for your shoe racks with this bold pair in 2017.

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