Fall Footwear Faceoff: Kitten Heels vs. Chunky Heels
Wear these wallpapery patterns with a feminine skirt or with wide-leg trousers once it gets cold.
Kitten: Paul Andrew printed red lurex-raffia-jacquard sling-back, $695; net-a-porter.com
Chunky: Pierre Hardy printed block-heel pump, $795; bergdorfgoodman.com
A hot motif right now—though it’s definitely for a more creative-leaning office. Or save them under your desk to wear with a dark dress at a nighttime event.
Kitten: Gucci eel pump with kangaroo lining, $1,200; gucci.com
Chunky: Salvatore Ferragamo mink ankle-strap platform sandals, $1,190; ferragamo.com
Both are calf hair, which adds texture. Solid leather would lend a great ’70s vibe, too.
Kitten: J.Crew Collection calf-hair Chelsea boots, $368; jcrew.com
Chunky: 10 Crosby Derek Lam calf-hair bootie, $450; nordstrom.com
Dark and Strappy
Feeling nervous? Pare down the sexiness with black semi-opaque tights.
Kitten: Valentino Garavani leather heels, $995; valentino.com
Chunky: Marc Jacobs lace-up rounded block-heel, closed-toe pump, $795; shoescribe.com
These menswear-inspired styles are easy to walk in—and they’ll nicely upgrade a basic wardrobe of jeans, sheath dresses, or classic suits.
Kitten: Coach Betty metallic kitten-heel loafer, $295; coach.com
Chunky: Robert Clergerie Mony color-block two-tone loafer pumps, $595; saks.com