How To Style Kitten Heels

Kitten heels have always been associated with an older and mature generation of women who have seemingly retired their stiletto-heel obsession. Although, when designer Valentino Garavani unveiled the Rockstud kitten-heel just a few years ago, women of all ages had fallen head over heels for this trend.

Styling the kitten heel trend doesn’t have to be confusing – they are a trans-seasonal piece which look great paired with jeans, skirts or evening dresses. Kitten heels usually boast a short heel which is 3.5cm or shorter, depending on the shoe.


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Taking inspiration from Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt, who always looks fabulous in kitten heels and a pair of jeans or trousers. This look mixes together high and low style which is ultimately easy to recreate at home. It is however, important to start off with a flattering pair of jeans since this acts as the foundation of the entire outfit.


Wear your kitten heels to the office and feel comfortable and stylish at the same time. Even momager, Kris Jenner nails this look by keeping to a sophisticated colour trend, and cuts which flatter her figure. If you want to make a large investment in these heels, choose a style and colour which will outlive any temporary trends. Wear with a pencil skirt, blouse and blazer for a simple look – perfect for the office.


Going on a dinner-date and not quite ready to break out the 6-inch stilettos? Channel the Olsen twins by wearing a pair of cropped trousers, oversized coat and kitten heels for a comfy look which still is appropriate for the occasion. Also, an oversized leather clutch-bag is absolutely necessary to complete the look!

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Wear an eccentric pair of kitten heels with a monochrome outfit for a fun pop of colour. The kitten heels will no-doubt be the central focus of the entire outfit, so try to keep other accessories and clothes on the down-low. Stylist Geraldine Saglio regularly creates monochromatic outfits which still scream trendy – of course without trying too hard!

How would you style kitten heels?

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