5 Brands & Influencers Nailing Spring’s Kitten Heel Trend

5 Brands & Influencers Nailing Spring’s Kitten Heel Trend

Along with board shorts, Havaianas and boho skirts, most of us denounced the kitten heel circa 2004, banishing it to the back of the wardrobe or nearest charity shop. Whoever said that fashion was cyclical wasn’t joking, because – deep breath – 2019 will be the year we dredge up the aforementioned pieces from the murky waters of the early ’00s.

So, to kitten heels. No longer synonymous with dreary office attire, this year it’s all about the pizazz. From gemstones to pastel faux fur via delicate toe loops, Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite footwear is infiltrating our summer wardrobes in a plethora of jazzy styles – and we’re thrilled.

Christian Dior revamped the miniature heel in checked tartan and a sprinkling of gems for AW19, while over at Burberry, our eyes feasted upon a striking red pair adorned with studs and encrusted with jewels (noticing a theme?). For SS19, Christopher Kane officially walked the kitten heel into ‘cool’ when he served them up in transparent and leather fabrications.

The best way to embrace the heel? With gumption – they go with everything, are easy to walk (and dance) in, and they’re your new smart-casual weapon. Ahead, we’ve selected a few brands and influencers that deserve an immediate follow for ramping up our kitten heel fever.

Who:Western Affair

What: The London-based artist Olivia Sonia Pudelko has curated her feed with delicious heels that she has given a new lease of life. Ranging from metallic mules to silver armour-themed boots, her talent and creativity is consistently refreshing.

Why: Her array of pointy kitten heels adorned in shaggy sheepskin in a delicious duck egg blue and candy apple green really caught our eye. Certainly not afraid to push boundaries, her ruched heels and Western-themed DIY creations are pure summer inspiration. Taking orders and open to collaborations, that dream pair of kitten heels can be yours at the drop of an email.

Where: Contact Olivia directly for orders.

Who:Jade Palace Collective

What: Dedicated to reselling vintage shoes, accessories and homeware, Jade Palace Collective is an Instagram gem. Now based in London after beginnings in Hong Kong, the lust-worthy kitten heels – among a bevy of enchanting designer pieces – are personally selected by founder Kelly Cho.

Why: The SS18 campaign incorporated Gucci minimal heels, zebra-print sandals and square-toe kitten heeled mules, all paired with crochet skirts, capris and printed satin bias-cut skirts. Cho’s love for the early ’00s is apparent throughout the online store, boasting graphic-print patent slingbacks, buckled mules and metallic woven heels. It’s a carefully crafted millennium dream.


Who:Monikh Dale

What: Often sporting an envy-inducing collection of kitten heels, fashion stylist and writer Monikh frequently graces her feed in the barely-there sandal coupled with buttery soft trenches, earthy tones and satin-finish skirts.

Why: If you’re preparing to take the plunge and invest in the statement heel, Monikh often documents her purchases, which are a mix of high street and luxury heels worth whipping out your credit card for. Whether it’s a sleek, subtle silhouette with a feather cuff dress or simply a zesty orange sandal, raw-hem jeans and fur-lined autumnal coat, her creative approach to the trend transcends seasons.

Where: Her blog


What: Launched in 2016 by Katrin Alda, the label’s aesthetic stems from her Icelandic background, with quirky and modernised designs.

Why: Immediate bragging rights are assigned to these heels. Starting at roughly £270 and challenging both texture and shape, each pair is ideal for any and all occasions. The Vasa slide sports a diamanté-encrusted brooch, the Ringi displays a practical slingback – available in snakeskin print if you’re feeling particularly playful – and soon to join the fold are the Simon mini sandals in zingy yellow, finished with a faultless mini heel.

Where: kalda.com

Who:Funda Christophersen

What: The Danish influencer and cofounder of interior consulting company Ruby Atelier always delivers a healthy dose of delicious shoe goals.

Why: If an abundance of kitten heel content appeals to you, Funda’s account may be right up your alley. An effortless mix of clean-cut home décor and her designer shoe collection, you can find her feet clad in those Balenciaga knife mules or cult minimal sandals courtesy of The Row. Easily nailing the trend, Funda lets you live out your best kitten heel dreams.

Where: Her Insta account

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