It’s finally cooled down in LA, and I can finally, somewhat, start to imagine myself in fall attire. Imagining a HOT latte (not iced) in hand, walking down the streets in cropped, flared jeans, a t-shirt, layered light duster, and… kitten heeled boots!
I never thought that I was one to wear the kitten heel, but on the right ankle high, sock-boot it looks so chic. This heel is a complete veer away from the chunky, block heels and ankle-hiding boots of the past few seasons. This shoe is reminiscent of 90s contemporary design and is just as sophisticated. It looks great layered under organic silhouettes: such as flowy slip dresses, sweater dresses, or flared pants. A few of my favorites are: the Balenciaga black patent slash heel, which adds an extra element of high fashion with the backslash heel. 3.1 Phillip Lim blitz boot is a contemporary price point with edge. They come in black, but the gold version is a knock out if you can pull it off. If your a girl just wanting to ride the trend but not go too extreme - Dolce Vita Dee Booties are an easy price point and still a quality looking shoe.
So what’s changed in fashion to allow for this ankle high-low heel? Everything seems to be falling at the midi length this season whether its jeans, a skirt, or a dress. Sock-tight boot heels are rising up to cover the exposed ankle, while flowy organic silhouettes lay juxtaposition to the sleek design of the boot. This shoe is the perfect addition to your existing fall wardrobe, and will give it that sophisticated edge we all long for!