Kitten heels are this season’s shoe du jour

Hello, kitty! Getting a leg up and stepping into the spotlight is the low heeled look. This season, we’re smitten for kitten heels!

We’re letting the cat out of the bag. The shoe du jour, most commonly known as kitten heels, is back in style. While a ladylike appeal is at play here, the classically timeless footwear staple—a favorite of fashion icons including Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly—is often associated with the kind of upper east side woman that’s stuffy, prim and proper. Namely, not cool. However, thanks to uber-cool designers, like Gucci’s Alessandro Michele (check out their leather crystal cherry pumps!) and Jonathan Anderson for Loewe (check out their egg-heel pointed-toe leather slingbacks!), the short-heeled pumps are getting a rewrapped reputation. Pair your chopped shoes with a pair of relaxed, cropped, and flared RE/DONE jeans (like the high-rise flare crop Leandra jeans!) and equally cropped cold shoulder chunky sweater by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC for a downtown edge to an otherwise uptight outfit. This season, pussyfoot around town in down-to-earth styles like Proenza Schouler’s pointed tied mules, The Row’s Coco suede, and satin mules, and if you want to sweeten the kitty, opt for Pierre Hardy’s color block boots. The most OOTT accessory? An itty bitty pretty little Persian kitty rescued from Almost Home Animal Sanctuary. For the first time, it’s okay to be a copycat.