Ballet Flats: Are They Coming Back?

For those who were keeping up with fashion trends during the early 2010s, you likely owned a pair of ballet flats (or at least thought of owning some!). They were versatile, easy to put on, and comfortable; however, it seems they disappeared as quickly as they came. Now that some time has passed, some of us are wondering: Are ballet flats back? The truth is: They never really went out of style! Here are some of our favorite ways to style ballet flats in 2022.

Channeling French Girl Style

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We live for the French girl aesthetic, and we think ballet flats channel those easy, breezy, Parisian vibes better than any other type of footwear. Wear a girly pair (preferably with a bow) with comfy jeans and a blouse, and voilà! Instant European style.

Our Pick: Boden High Cut Ballerinas ($120, shop here)

Lookin’ Leggy

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If you don’t want to build an entire outfit around your shoes, why not opt for shoes that go with any outfit? Nude ballet flats make picking out your daily footwear super simple; plus, they make your legs look miles long (especially in dresses)!

Our Pick: Lucky Brand Emmie Ballet Flat ($49.98-$68.99, shop here)

* This option comes in many shades, so you can find your perfect nude!

Feeling Grown Up

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It’s incredible how a simple change in silhouette can transform an outfit. Rounded ballet flats, though romantic, are a touch more juvenile when compared to their square-toed counterparts. If you are still unsure about the resurgence of this youthful shoe staple, perhaps you want to dip your toes into something a bit more mature to go with today’s business-casual style (à la ’90s fashion).

Our Pick: Vince Camuto Elanndo Flat ($88.99, shop here)

We Mean Business

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Speaking of the current surge in business-casual attire, we also love Mary Jane-style ballet flats! The buckle provides added security, while the lack of platform makes them the perfect shoe to spend all day in. Try a pair in a unique color for a touch of personality.

Our Pick: Sam Edelman Michaela Mary Jane Flat ($130, shop here)

Are you ready for the ballet flat comeback? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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