You’ve heard it here first: ballet flats are back, and they are going to be one of the biggest trends of the year. The last time, it was all about skinny jeans. Now, the fashion It Girls are wearing them with bootcut flares or wide-leg jeans for a modern update. Whether you’re splurging on Chanels or dipping a toe into the trend with a more affordable pair of J.Crews, we’ve rounded up the best flats of the season.
Of course, when you hear ballet flats, chances are you think of the iconic Chanel flats. If you haven’t invested in a pair, the black lambskin flats are a shoe that you can always wear, and will never go out of style. If you want something a little more colorful, this on-trend cobalt blue-and-black is an electrifying addition to any wardrobe. Aeyde’s two-tone square-toed flat in black and white has a Chanel vibe, without
But you don’t have to spend big to get this look. Some of our favorite brands are churning out stylish, affordable options. J.Crew’s Zoe ballet flats in suede is perfect for looking forward to fall. Everlane’s Italian Leather Day ballet flat has a slightly square toe for a more modern feel, and it comes in four different colors. Their Leather Glove shoe has more coverage, which is a little more avant-garde and looks the infamous Row flats.
Of course you can rely on Mansur Gavriel, a brand known for updating classics, has several excellent shoes. There’s the Classic Square Toe Ballerina in leather, the Dream Ballerina with a rounded toe in suede, and the Dream Ballerina flat in a seasonal raffia.
For true ballerina charm, go for a flat with a strap! Wandler’s black Dash shoe with it’s scrunchie-esque strap and Tory Burch’s soft scrunch flat add texture, and Margaux’s Mary Jane pointed toe flat is a little more elegant.
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