24 Fresh Takes On The Classic Ballet Flat

As far as fashion stalwarts that stand the test of time go, beautifully crafted handbags are a common favorite — as are classically tailored overcoats and cashmere separates. For some people, it’s a good pair of shoes, particularly handmade, hand-stitched, buttery-soft ballet flats. After spending far too much time over the past year perusing the upcoming season’s selection of fine footwear, it’s clear to me that ballet flats are not only making a comeback but also have a whole new look. Where once there was only leather options in neutral shades, now there are radiant hues, dazzling embellishments, and funky prints.
The best part is that the simplicity of a ballet flat works year-round. Your summer footwear collection might consist of heeled sandalslug-sole loafers for fall, and knee-high boots in the winter. However, ballet flats are as essential as your daily white sneakers. When shoes as good as these come along you, embrace them with open arms. See for yourself by shopping the 23 best ballet flats ahead.
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