Kitten heels had a name of being grandma’s shoe choices for a long time that is until this spring. Like dad sneakers, now shake off the reputation of being dated, the retro kitten heel slingback pumps are one of the hottest shoe trends for spring 2018, thanks to the high fashion labels like Dior, Miu Miu, Vetements or Balenciaga. Being favored both on the runway and streets, the classic silhouette of kitten heel slingbacks had modern makeover this season with glove shoe upper, pearl adornments or bow decoration and made available in many bright colors for a youthful fun vibe.
The closed toe and open back also put them on the best trans-seasonal shoe list. As weather is getting warmer every day, it’s the time of the year to switch winter bulky boots to something more seasonal appropriate. With closed toe to keep chill out and slingback opening on the back for a spring touch, these shoes are down to earth practical and looking great on many occasions from office to a night out. Combined style with comfort, the kitten heels elongate your legs without being overwhelming and versatile enough to be worn with many outfits for a polished sophisticated style.
From pointy toe, capped toe, bows to bejeweled, the new slingback kitten heel designs not only embraced the preppy aesthetic of the shoe, but also offered plenty of styling inspirations with pastel color palette including a quirky way of pairing them with flashy ankle socks. It’s undeniable that kitten heel slingback renaissance is here. Scroll down to check out our lookbooks for your style inspirations.