My mum is the type of person who could spend the entire day in heels and feel no pain, but the second she has to wear flats all day her feet are killing her. To this day, nine times out of ten, this woman is wearing heels, and honestly that’s really the only kind of shoe I knew she owned. Heels were the big girl shoes, and no other shoe mattered.
Now maybe its because wearing heels is in my genes, or maybe its because I’m pretty short and want to feel a little taller, or maybe I just really loved a good heeled shoe - either way, ever since I was 18 years old I’ve worn kitten heels on a daily basis. I truly stand by them as some of the best type of shoes I own. The height is so versatile, so comfortable, and so cute. It elevates any outfit just the right amount to dress you up, without looking over the top, and is perfect for everyday. A good outfit always made my days 10x better, so I was never the type to wear sweatpants and a tee to class, not even athleisure. Everyday I put thought into what I was going to wear, and what shoe looked best with my outfit. Just like my mum, nine times out of ten I was choosing a heel, albeit a kitten heel (3 inch heels are just a little extra for class), but still a heel.
I never felt too casual or too dressed up when I threw on any of my favourite kitten heels. They always made me feel put together and ready to take on the day. Not sure what it is, but there’s something about the clicking of a heel on the tiled floors of college buildings that made me feel powerful.
When you need to add a little oomph to your outfit, throw on a kitten heel. They add height to your outfit, therefore lengthening your legs, and dress up the plainest of outfits with the simple heeled detail. There’s not much difference between an everyday sandal and an everyday kitten heel, but there’s something about the additional 1 ½ heel that elevates outfits just enough that make it seem like a lot more thought was put into your outfit than there really was. And the best part, being such a small height, they can be worn all day with no discomfort.
Whatever the outfit, if you feel like it’s missing something, throw on your favourite pair of kitten heels and I guarantee the whole look will fall into place.