Taylor Swift loves her Charlotte Olympia cat shoes.
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Oh how we long for a pair of Charlotte Olympia cat flats. Oh how we need little whiskers adorning our toes, how we need a pink nose upon our feet. How can something so silly feel so essential? Maybe it’s our well-hidden but omnipresent cat lady tendencies, or maybe it’s just that they’re freaking cute. You know who agrees with us? Taylor Swift. The pretty young thing has been seen sporting felines on her feet all over the world, and she’s thoroughly convinced us that not only are these super cute shoes, well, super cute, but they’re also totally practical. From wearing them out and about to bike riding through the streets of Paris while shooting her video for “Begin Again” off of her upcoming album Red (which comes out on October 22nd). We were totally taken over the edge, however, when Taylor showed up at the Radio One Teen Awards in London wearing a white a-line dress (not a surprise) with a pair of Charlotte Olympia satin cat face PUMPS. Now, we’re all for a little whimsy and humor when it comes to your kicking around clothes, but on the red carpet? We were skeptical at first but it’s a look that’s really, seriously grown on it. We knew that the time had come to scour the internet for cat-face shoes of our own, both the exact same as Tay’s and at other, more affordable price points.
You can get your cat face fix at a variety of price points.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Charlotte Olympia/Mod Cloth/Neiman Marcus
Of course, if it’s Taylor’s exact look you’re going for, the same flats can be yours from retailers like Neiman Marcus for a whopping $695. You can also get the white satin pump version that Tay wore to the Radio One Teen Awards from Neiman’s for $910 if you wanna take your cat face look formal. If you’re after a slightly more everyday look (and price), the Y.R.U. Loafer from Urban Outfitters is a little more subtle, with a jaguar face screen printed onto a classic slipper shape, and at a reasonable $65 you won’t be worried about wearing these babies out in the world. Urban also has Jeffrey Campbell’s version, which come in metallics with slightly wilder creatures on the toes. We love these silver tigers, that are fierce in more ways than one, and will run you $120. Finally, if whimsey is what you’re after, Modcloth offers the Up Your Alley Cat Flats for $47.99. Featuring a more cartoony cat face and red and white striped shoe, these are more for your super casual summertime looks.
What do you think about the cat flats trend?