So Long, High Heels—This Season I'm Wearing These Boots With Every Outfit

After a couple of years of quashed party plans, this year, it’s looking pretty probable that the festive season will prevail undisrupted. The party dresses that have sat in our wardrobes gathering dust for the past few years are finally set to live out their destiny, but the shoes that I was once eager to pair them with now feel entirely too high and chunky for my current taste and comfort needs.

The Best Kitten-Heel Boots to Shop for Winter 2023



Ushered in by the winning combination of the ‘00s resurgence, the quiet-luxury trend and a growing preference for flat shoes over heels, kitten-heel boots have regained their cult status as the sleek, in-the-know boots to set you apart this season.

Available from almost all of our favourite brands and retailers, kitten-heel boots can be snapped up in both ankle boots and knee-high styles for different looks. Styling well with a sweeping maxi or decorated mini, knee-high kitten-heel boots can add the finishing touch to an evening-ready outfit that won't have you desperate to change your shoes part way through the event. If, however, you're more interested in shaking up your daily wardrobe, an ankle-height kitten heel will work effortlessly with jeans and trousers for a little boost of height and a big helping of style. 

The Best Kitten-Heel Boots to Shop for Winter 2023



Whilst designer brands such as Khaite have me desperate to hit the checkout button, high-street favourites such as ARKET and COS have constructed sleek and polished versions in real leather that will easily slot into any capsule wardrobe for a long time to come.

To shop the kitten-heel boots I'll be wearing all winter long, read on to discover my edit.


I'll be wearing these with relaxed midi dresses and sparkling minis all season long.

A pretty perfect pair of boots, if you ask me. 

Add some texture into your winter wardrobe.

Reaching to just above ankle height, these COS boots will look great with slightly cropped, straight-leg jeans. 

I've been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate brown boots, and these might be them.

Style with denim or your favourite wide-leg trousers.

I've been thinking about these boots since I first laid eyes on them.

Style with a metallic mini for a party-ready look that's right on trend.

Kitten-heel ankle boots will help you fare a drizzly day in style.

Beige leather is effortlessly elevating and sleek.