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Classic Ballet Flats

Chic and timeless, the pioneer of the #balletflat fashion icon and legendary actress Audrey Hepburn may have said it best, “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”. Incorporate simple, elegant staple pieces into your wardrobe like ballet flats to make effortless style your go-to from the work week to the weekend. Mix and match your ballet flats with pixie pants and sweaters, classic white button downs and trench coats for the work week or leather pants and mini skirts for the weekend. I’ve rounded up some of my personal favorite ballet flats. I own all of these except for the Tory Burch ones, and can guarantee you they will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe and become your new favorite go to!

I would be remiss if I didn’t start with my absolute favorite ballet flat from Chanel. I wanted a pair for years. I ended up going with a classic black quilted pair. Since then I have purchased a hot pink pair and a beige and black duo tone pair. I truly do not know what I did before them! They are so comfortable (I am usually a 38.5 or 39 in EU sizing but order 39.5 in Chanel flats), and go with just about everything I own. They add a touch of elegance but are simple and understated enough for daily wear. I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus, and they can be found at most high-end department stores in addition to the Chanel store itself.

The newest addition to my shoe wardrobe are a pair of ballet flats from Miu Miu. My pair don’t have the buckles because they are from a couple seasons ago (a great Saks Off Fifth find). As a former dancer, I love how these resemble a traditional ballet shoe. It incorporates some of my personality into my wardrobe with I think is really important. Your style is all about individuality and your twist on things!

My first designer pair of ballet flats were these pair of Chloes. I love the femininity the scalloped trim brings to these sweet ballet flats. They come in a variety of colors and fabrics so you can find the pair that’s perfect for you. The sole doesn’t have much support, so be cautious of that if you have to do a lot of walking on a daily basis.

J.Crew is a staple of American fashion. I love their version of the ballet flat. It is simple and slightly preppy. These flats are especially perfect for work with a pair of dark rinse jeans or tapered trousers and a button down.

The only pair I don’t actually own are these Tory Burch ballet flats, however as someone who has commuted and worked in NYC I realize a little support and a little traction goes a long way! I love that these offer that so you can go ahead and sprint for that train girl!


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