Parisienne Staple Piece: The Kitten Heel

BY NATALIE PETIT-FRERE

Us girls love a good single soled heel. To upwards of six inches its no secret that things can get a little uncomfortable, okay more than a little uncomfortable. After all if you’re a City girl walking for blocks at a time can become a daunting task but who doesn’t love a little height? Are us girls to just risk foot sores because all we own are heels over four inches or do we bring back the timeless kitten heel? The kitten heel has and will always be a staple product within fashion, giving every woman the ability to be incredibly stylish at all times.

But what exactly is a kitten heel? Well, for a shoe to be considered a kitten heel it has to be less than three inches, can you say comfortable. A total wardrobe staple, kitten heels definitely are a timeless piece that can be dressed up or down, perfect for any and every occasion. Though at times they have the stigma of being childlike we know that if you wear, rock and strut them in confidence you’re bound to look like an elegant and classy woman. Many style enthusiasts will agree that all in all kitten heels are just too adorable to pass up. Even the late, great Audrey Hepburn tuned into that memo when she starred as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1961. Her timeless black kitten heel even today is still a fashion DO!

More relevantly style guru and editor in chief of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt has been spotted on more than one occasion as seen below rocking the infamous kitten heel.

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In true Parisienne fashion, Alt is not afraid to rock a minimalistic outfit paired with super stylish kitten heels. Rather if it’s a classic black pair or one with a pop of color you can guarantee you won’t get bored with this shoe, ever. With 1,001 different ways to put your own signature on the infamous kitten heel you’re bound to be a showstopper where ever you go. 

As seen, the kitten heel can be styled in a variety of ways. Even close friend and fellow of Vogue editor Capucine is down with the kitten heel squad.

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The kitten heel can take an outfit from cozy and casual to fun and daring in an instance. It gives so much more character to anyone’s ensemble and is definitely a must have. The closest staple, notably seen on Parisienne fashion girls everywhere is starting to cross over to the streets of New York. The modern and simple chic look will always be recognized as fashionable. I mean, who wouldn't want to look stylish and comfortable? It's a win, win situation.