The kitten heel kit
Kitten heels equal cute heels! The kitten heel is making a comeback with fans of the new bourgeois look who love to strut their stuff while combining elegance and comfort. They’re the cat’s whiskers: here is the kitten heel survival kit.
These little heels have earned themselves a big role in the history of fashion. Brought up to date by Audrey Hepburn in “How to steal a million”, they returned to the forefront of the arty street scene, revealing a femininity loaded with sophistication and a desire to conquer. Not at the dizzying heights of stilettos, they peak at 2 1/2 inches, although, ideally, they should stop at 2 inches. However, they are still difficult to wear, and need a little wiggle in your walk, as well as slim calves to balance your silhouette.
"Available as mules, pumps or slingbacks, kitten heels are all you need. They work for a business woman, stateswoman or a First Lady, just as for Fashionista version 2.0, who slips them on, shamelessly teaming them with 7/8 length jeans or ankle grazers."
The golden rule for kitten heels: no full-length trousers that skim the floor. Capri pants are preferable, or go for midi or mini skirts, or denim shorts for sunny days. For sportswear fans, you can even wear kitten heels with football socks (be careful though, not any old socks - Prada’s are just the job) or sparkly little ankle socks.
As for color, anything goes (well, almost). At Vanessa Wu, we love them on a mule with metallic details or a denim effect with a bow that is as sweet as ballet flats. Kitten heels also go really well with python print or gingham on pumps with sharply pointed toes. Finally, on slingbacks, with a strap at the back, they work wonders in striking colors.
So this spring, leave your trainers behind and slip your toes into kitten heels to get that 100% feline look!
Cover Photo: Milan Fashion Week Day - Empire Life Magazine
Photo 1: The Return Of The Kitten Heel - Love Style Mindfulness
Photo 2: The Debate - socks and heels - YSL and Atelier Doré
Photo 3: The Elle Kitten Heel by EOD Shoes | A Parallel Closet