My love affair with ankle strap wedges began as an older child. I managed to find a pair that had a slight heel, but still looked suitable for a young girl. In college, they were my one excuse to put on heels during the day.
And really, that’s the wonderment of wedges. They make you look taller without being uncomfortable and causing your feet to ache.
The lovely team at Kit and Kaboodal sent me their Valencia wedge to style this season. They are a UK brand with a beautiful story – the family sitting room became a stock room during the growth of their company.
It began in 2013, touring shows nationwide to sell clothing. Two years later they received keys to an office, and then since then their offices have expanded some more.
It’s nice to see a family start-up go from strength and strength.
The shoes I picked out will help complete my spring/summer wardrobe. I think thin straps are sexy and add a delicacy to the chunkiness of a wedge, and then black itself is my ultimate colour.
On first wear, I wore for a number of hours and noticed a slight rub on the back of my ankle. I wore again a week later and made the strap a little looser. This did the trick because they now feel great.
Ankle strap wedges for every occasion
Smarten up a casual jean look
Jeans and wedges look so chic paired together. Because wedges are seen as a shoe to wear on a warm day – when you have British weather that dips in and out of warmth, it’s nice to put on a wedge with trousers to still feel as though you’re dressing for the season.
Add structure to a flowy dress or skirt
The ultimate combination. If you have a date after work, you can put on a flowy skirt or dress with wedges, and then go straight to the date after looking glamorous.
I hate carrying high heels around and I cannot wear them for long periods. So, these are the balance.
Elongate your legs
One of the best benefits of ankle strap wedges. They make your ankles look slimmer and your legs longer. If you feel conscious about your legs – these are your best friend.
The Valencia Wedge from Kit and Kaboodal is £28. To purchase or view other shoes from their range, go to: kitandkaboodal.co.uk
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Photography by: George Harron