After so many years of quashed party plans, this year it’s looking pretty probable that party season will prevail undisrupted. The party dresses that have sat gathering dust for the last few years are finally set to live out their destiny, but the shoes that I was once eager to sport them with now feel entirely too high and chunky for my current taste and comfort needs.
Ushered in by the winning combination of the ‘00s resurgence, the quiet luxury trend, and a growing preference for flat shoes over heels, kitten heel boots have regained their cult-status as the sleek, in-the-know boot to set you apart this season.
Available from almost all of our favourite retailers and brands, the kitten heel can be snapped up in both ankle boot and knee high styles for a different effect depending on your needs. Styling well with a sweeping maxi or decorated mini, a knee high kitten heel can add the finishing touch to an evening-ready outfit that won’t have you desperate to change your shoes part way through the event. If, however, you’re more interested in shaking up your daily wardrobe, an ankle height kitten heel will style effortlessly with jeans and trousers for a tiny boost of height and a big helping of style.
Whilst designer brands such as Khaite have me desperate to hit the checkout button, high-street favourites such as Arket and COS have constructed sleek and polished versions in real leather that will easily slot into any capsule wardrobe for a long time to come. To shop the kitten-heel boots I’ll be wearing all winter long, read on to discover my edit below.
I’ll be wearing this with relaxed midi dresses and sparkling minis all season long.
Pointed-toe shoes are a growing trend this winter.
Add some texture into your winter wardrobe.
Reaching to just above ankle height, these COS kitten heels will style easily with jeans.
The cowboy boots trend is far from slowing down.
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate brown boots, and these might be them.
Add some glimmer into your winter wardrobe.
Style with denim or your favourite wide-leg trousers.
These also come in six other colours.
I’ve been thinking about these boots since I first lay eyes on them.
Style with a metallic mini for a party-ready look that’s tight on trend.
A kitten heel ankle boot will fare a drizzly day in style.
Beige leather is an enduring trend for it’s elevating and sleek form.