Shoe Trends for Spring: the Kitten Heel and the Platform Wedge

Monday, March 21, 2011

The revival of our fashion’s past has begun; pound on the pedal in your time machine, and enjoy the ride.

Ready-to-wear worldwide is exhibiting trends from decades that rocked the world; clearly the weight of fashion nostalgia was felt and acknowledged.  From Audrey Hepburn to Charlie’s Angels, the opportunity to adorn in the most yearned after styles has arrived. 

Wide-brimmed hats and silk scarves decorated runways; vintage-inspirations are the forefront of fashion.  Trending with these unforgettable accessories is the kitten heel and platform wedge.

Donna Karan Ankle-Wrap Platform Wedge

Manolo Blahnik 'Carolyne' Slingback Pump
The kitten heel is not a new way to step with style; we are simply re-visiting a fabulous comeback from the late 1950’s.  Decades ago, the kitten heel was viewed as a traditional, less-sexy alternative to the towering stilettos, and a safe, formal shoe option for young girls.  However, fast forward to the 80’s and 90’s, this heel was still stomping around the chic shoe market.   Now this year, top designers impress consumers with stunning, contemporary collections.  Age is irrelevant with this exclusive heel; smaller inches are back to grace all generations.

Jimmy Choo Kitten-Heel d'Orsay

Jimmy Choo Snake Kitten-Heel d'Orsay
Stuart Weitzman d'Orsay Pump

 Given that safety of color is out, and risk is in, try a pink, yellow or nude heel. Pair with capris or a knee-length skirt; the stellar shape of the kitten heel combined with a pop of striking color will have you runway worthy. 

Check out the works of art available at Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman.

Alongside the kitten heel, shoe heaven continues with the ultra-stylish, platform wedge.  Whether they are wooden or a bohemian chic espadrille wedge, let your coddled feet slip into the 70’s.

Lanvin Halter Sliced Wedge Sandal

Prada Peep-Toe Bow Wedge

Alexander McQueen Floral-Heel T-Strap Wedge

The platform wedge represents a decade about freedom, so liberate yourself.  Try the wedge paired with the ever-so-fashionable bell bottom jean, or take a gander at one of the darling maxi dresses out this spring. 

Designing masterminds such as Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Jimmy Choo, and Valentino are stocking the floors of Neiman Marcus with ground-breaking styles this season. 

The wedge represents comfort and style; there’s no need to worry about toppling over during your day. 

Walk confidently from decades that moved fashion in a new direction.

Smile, and let your hair down this spring.  Enjoy the time warp.    

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she851518 said...

You have really great work on fashion, I have also some collection on the spring fashion I hope you like it

Sajjad Ahmad said...

ya I like it

Anonymous said...

Wedge and mini skirts are the best.. :)

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