As fashion editors we’re constantly monitoring new season trends, whether they be micro or mega, we want to know about them. Whilst some crop up suddenly, others have a slower, steadier approach—avoiding a huge spike in interest, but rather enjoying a tempered incline. My experience in the industry has taught me that these are the trends that stick.
Over the past few months I’ve spotted a few new-season styles that fall into this promising category. Pencil and wool skirts have enjoyed a resurgence, and crew-neck cardigans are back on every corner. On the footwear front, there’s no trend that I’m more compelled by than the revival of the kitten heel.
Rid of the stuffy connotations of yesteryear, this season’s kitten heel shoe trend feels decidedly fresh. Whilst the versatile heel was a mainstay in any 90s girls wardrobe, the ’00s and ’10s cast them aside for their overly prim and polished silhouette. Now, with sharp pointed toes and strappy slingback details, the in-demand shoes encapsulate style in 2024 like no other.
Styling well with micro, midi and maxi hem lengths, as well as baggy jeans and slim-leg trousers, kittens heels have proven themselves to be some of the most versatile on the market. Whilst a classic black pair won’t go a miss, the past few months have seen vivd reds, deep merlots and warm brown styles win fashion hearts.
Whilst designer brands such as Toteme and The Row have explored chic, strappy styles, high street brands including & Other Stories, Mango and Reformation have experimented with the trending shape, favouring buckle details, bow embellishments as well as parred-back designs throughout their collections.
Styling well with tights or bare leg, this evergreen trend will work hard to elevate any casual outfit. To shop the new season trend with real longevity, read on to discover our edit of the best kitten heels available to buy now.
Dress up your favourite denim or style with long-line skirt.
These also come in a deep turquoise shade.
The rich red colour trend is on the rise this winter.
The small bow details adds a vintage effect to this classic shoe.
The bow trend is taking off for 2024.
These stappy kitten heels are ideal for spring-time styling.
These plush velvet shoes are ideal for transeasonal styling.
In my opinion, these are the perfect party shoes.
The brown colour trend is ramping up this season.
The thoughtful strap details elevate the look and feel of this classic heel.
With more coverage than a traditional kitten heel, these are ideal of winter styling.
Style with jeans or cargos, or wear with a knitted dress.
Where style and comfort meet.