When you can’t or don’t want to wear stilettos anymore, but you’d love a bit of height, are kitten heels a stylish compromise? Some women have always adored kitten heels, while others associate their lower heel (usually 1.50-1.75) and curved claw shape with a look that is stuck in the 50s.
I think kitten heels for women are classic and lovely but do understand where the naysayers are coming from. Designers haven’t focused much on this style of shoe for a very long time, and the pickings have been slim. But this spring, that’s all changed. Kitten heels are a chic way to step into spring!
We’re seeing gorgeous kitten heel shoes in a variety of styles, colors, and prints. Wear them with dresses, dressy pants or, the modern way, with cropped jeans. Here’s a look at a few favorites.
Gingham is HUGE this spring, and these black and white gingham pumps are a great way for you to dip your toe(s) (and entire foot) into the trend.
2. Don’t Step on Palm Print Shoes!
Isn’t this Leisa ankle strap sandal a pretty shoe? (I can practically hear my white jeans begging me for an introduction.)
I think a lot of the time we get stuck with an old image in our mind about something, and we can’t get it out.
For example, maybe you remember your mom wearing kitten heels shoes, and you automatically associate them with old. But look at this kitten heel shoe. It’s a fresh, modern palm print. Sometimes you have to open the fashion vault in your mind and shake things up a bit.
3. Slide Right In!
Now, this is nice! This embellished slide sandal looks very sleek and sophisticated like a lovely piece of jewelry. Nothing old lady about these. I think they are quite sexy!
Fun, fun, fun! This denim slingback is perfect for gals who love their shoes and want to make a bit of a standout statement. These are your wear-with-everything shoes for the spring.
5. Delicate Charm
This elegant and classic pointed toe pump is one part classic and one part modern. I love how versatile it is. This pump will play nicely with work clothes but will dress up a pair of jeans for dinner out on the weekend.
I like the pop you get from the red but it comes in a ton of different colors. Check them out if red’s not your thing. And while you’re there, make sure to read the great reviews.
Oh, and have I mentioned the best part? They’re from comfortable-shoe experts, Naturalizer.
6. Sophisticated Slingback
A slingback is my favorite type of kitten heel shoe. There’s something so chic about this look to me that I never get tired of. This woven leather slingback pump is the perfect spring/summer shoe because it gets around the tricky problem of hose or no hose. A slingback is light and open like a sandal, but you can wear a nude hose with it because of the closed toe. The best of both worlds.
Alright, ladies, you’ve seen the lovely choices. Now tell me where you stand? Do you say ‘Yay’ or ‘Nay’ when it comes to kitten heels?