THE STYLE GUIDE – BALLET FLATS
There has always been the assumption that heels are the most fashionable shoe – we’re advised to wear stilettos to look sexier, chunky heeled ankle boots to boost our height, and cute wedges for any
There has always been the assumption that heels are the most fashionable shoe – we’re advised to wear stilettos to look sexier, chunky heeled ankle boots to boost our height, and cute wedges for any occasion from drinks at the bar to the beach. But you can still be chic even if you don’t choose to wear heels. Ballet flats are a classic shoe, beloved by celebrities such as Alexa Chung and rising star Kiernan Shipka who prove that you can be fashionable and still be able to walk.
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Inspired by the catwalks of A/W16, Zara has released a typically fashion-forward Ballet Collection. Covering everything from tulle to tutus, it’ll give you the head to toe ballet look – but the piece we’re most in love with are the lace-up satin-style flats. They may be labelled as gymwear, but these pink pumps would look perfect with any of the outfit ideas below.
The silhouettes of our jeans have changed drastically over the past few seasons; we’ve seen a return to crops, bootcut, and even flares. But a classic boyfriend cut, slouchy and slashed over the knee, is what will compliment a pair of ballet flats best. This match made in heaven is ideal for a day when you want to be cute and comfortable.
With summer in full swing, a cotton sundress is sometimes the only outfit choice that won’t leave you overheating. This sweet floral dress is unlined for maximum comfort, and can be paired with ballet flats for anything from an evening barbecue to a day out with friends.
We’re usually told always to wear heels with maxi dresses to elongate the leg, but sometimes comfort and style can co-exist. More and more fashionistas are pairing maxis like this one, with a cinched waist and a cute Bardot-style neckline, with sneakers, Birks, or even ballet flats. It’s a wearable look that won’t leave your feet throbbing halfway through cocktail hour.