As far as fashion stalwarts go, there's nothing like a good pair of shoes, particularly handmade, buttery-soft ballet flats. After spending far too much time perusing the upcoming season’s fine footwear, it’s clear that ballet flats have a whole new look. Balletcore is where it's at. Where once there were only leather options in neutral shades, now there are radiant hues, dazzling embellishments, and edgy straps...and we are here for it.
The best part is that the simplicity of a ballet flat works year-round. You might defer to heeled sandals during the summer, chunky loafers during fall, and knee-high boots all winter. But ballet flats are as essential as your daily white sneakers. See for yourself by shopping the 24 best ballet flats ahead.
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