‘No pain no gain’ is an adage every fashionista knows extremely well – especially when it comes to footwear. But this season the fashion gods have decided to smile on us and give our poor burning feet a well deserved break.
The style leaders’ latest boot crush offers round-the-clock comfort without sacrificing our fashion credentials. Yep, the kitten heel is back, and it’s seriously cool. Thanks to Saint Laurent’s cult lace-up booties, those in the know are kicking off their sky-high heels in favour of a rather more practical height. And believe us when we say practical is not a word you hear often in fashion land so best make the most of it.
The look you’re going for is a sharp, polished ankle boot with glossy details, propped up by a mini heel. Fearne Cotton can’t take her Saint Laurent beauties off, wearing them with everything from tailored trews to pleated midis and skinny jeans (brilliant cost-per-wear ratio there Fearne) and the New York style pack are following suit.
Luckily for us, the high street is already totally on board with this trend, with M&S, Whistles and Kurt Geiger all stocking some purrrrfect (sorry) ankle-huggers. Look for lace-ups, zip details and pointed toes to really score a style home run.
By Stephanie Hirschmiller