How to Wear Ballet Flats Absolutely Everywhere This Spring

Photo credit: Design by Amy Armani
Photo credit: Design by Amy Armani

From ELLE

Every season has its stand-out shoe trends, but the classic ballet flat never strays far from the fashion consciousness-they never go out of style. Maybe it's because you can wear them with virtually anything-quirky, casual, or dressy looks-and they still seem to look right. If you don't have a pair, now's the time to catch up. You'll wear them everywhere...

On the Clock...

For 9-to-5 professionalism, stick to sharp silhouettes that don't require the extra height of a heel-above-the-knee A-line skirts actually look better with a lower heel than something sky-high. Pair it with a double-breasted notch collar blazer and a sleek turtleneck.

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer, $1790, netaporter.com; Clarks Grace Mia Dusty Pink Leather Flats, $120, clarksusa.com; Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Baby Samira Hoops, $350, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Helmut Lang Suede Button Front Skirt, $399, intermixonline.com; J.Crew Italian Featherweight Cashmere Turtleneck, $150, jcrew.com; Maison Margiela Replica Bauletto Leather Bag, $1288, matchesfashion.com

Late Night/Date Night...

A little black dress can take you through every sort of date or late night. For a silhouette with eye-catching details or a unique shape, classic flats are an easy addition-and a smart one if there's going to be lots of dancing.

Photo credit: Design by Amy Armani
Photo credit: Design by Amy Armani

Jacquie Aiche Cluster Ice Pick Stud Earring, $830, jacquieaiche.com; Mango Knot Cross-Body Bag, $40, mango.com; Étoile Isabel Marant Delicia Ruffled Linen Mini Dress, $430, net-a-porter.com; Alix of Bohemia One Of A Kind Angelica Coat, $1400, modaoperandi.com; Clarks Grace Mia Black Leather Flats, $120, clarksusa.com

Out and About...

On the weekend, wear timeless ballet flats with equally classic pieces-just add a twist. Think: deconstructed denim, a bell-sleeved ribbed knit, and a bag silhouette that stands out in a sea of satchels and cross-bodies.

Tomas Maier Double Pocket Shearling Vest, $3900, modaoperandi.com; Mother of Pearl Rubi Ruffled Wool-Blend Sweater, $650, netaporter.com; Clarks Grace Mia Dusty Pink Leather Flats, $120, clarksusa.com; Sacai Navy Crossbody Satchel Bag, $1800, bergdorfgoodman.com; Nili Lotan Franki Patch Jeans, $375, modaoperandi.com

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