Ballet shoes are the trendiest shoes this season

This szn's trendiest shoe? Let us reintroduce you to the ballet flat.

The outfit possibilities are endless with these sweet shoes. No matter your aesthetic, ballet flats are a classic that never go out of style. And, yes, you're gonna want a pair in your closet this fall.


History of ballet flats

Fun fact: Ballet flats have been around since the 16th century and were made popular by fashion icons Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s. So why are they still so stylish even today? This must-have fashion staple can be dressed up or down, making them the perfect shoe to spice up an outfit. This season's ballet flat is timeless, comfortable and goes with everything.


Types of flats

Ballet flats now come in an array of colors and materials, from denim to vegan leather to satin...and even different toe shapes (like square, pointy or round).


How to style them

Ballet flats are a fabulous sneaker alternative that can be worn all day at school, for a thrilling day of shopping and even to dinner with your besties!

You can strut the streets of your town in your favorite blue jeans, a basic white tee and red ballet flats (which will surely stand out in a crowd). To add a touch of flair, you could wear your hair in barrettes to truly encapsulate that French aesthetic. Or try a black mini skirt, a white tee with black flats and cute ankle socks with lace trim. We'll just call you Eloise!

Love ballet flats? These must-read articles will make you love them and the ballet aesthetic even more!
đź©° Your guide to the balletcore aesthetic
đź©° Destiny Wimpye spills on life as a professional ballet dancer

If you adore ballet flats as much as we do, tag us in your cutest flat fits on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Isabelle Grace Ballard | 10/14/2022