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A Style Guide to Wearing Kitten Heels

Kitten heels are today’s style-friendly, 80s-inspired, wardrobe staples that have dominated the runways of legendary designers this season. This classic trend makes for comfortable fashion, oozes elegance and copious levels of class. Here we explore fail-safe hacks to owning this trend like a boss!

Basic isn’t bad

Hafsah Muhammad wearing a striped kitten heel

Kitten heels are practical sophisticated alternatives to 5-inch stilettos so they can add the required level of classy to just about any outfit. For those looking to try out this trend but want to play it safe, consider working with beginner-friendly, basic ensembles like the little black dress or other monochrome pairings.

Pick your pair

Ozinna Anumudu in chunky low heel mules

It is imperative to handpick your preferred fit for kitten heels. The great thing, however, is kitten heels now come in diverse colours, textures and patterns so it’s rather impossible to not find a pair that appeals to your sensibilities.

Casual trendy or Victorian belle

Jennifer Oseh wearing yellow checkered slingback kitten heels

Whether you’re going for a chic casual ensemble or an all-out Victorian belle look, kitten heels can work out for one as much as the other. For denim looks, kitten heels in mule designs provide an instant upgrade to trendy and sophisticated while more Victorian-themed attires like ruffled skirts and flowy dresses are complemented by a sturdy pair of comfy kitten heels in conservative shades and textures.


As strange as it sounds, it’s easy to get things all muddled up when throwing together outfit pieces. One important rule to always remember, even while trying to make a style statement, is to ensure there’s a necessary level of coordination such that outfit choices flow today and fluidity exists.

They say kitten heels are for those who can’t wear heels? Well, they couldn’t be more wrong because these 80s-babies are fashion’s “IT” trend at the moment.

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