The Shoe Trend Only It-Girls Know About


Classic shoes are winning for two major reasons: They’re seasonless with the ability to anchor almost any outfit and we’re able to justify splurging on account of them being an “investment piece”. While we’re inclined to be a bit more spendy on timeless items, we do still source inspiration from the street-style circuit and one of the biggest trends is round-toe ballet-inspired footwear. Ranging from true fashion-girl iterations (starting with the high-contrast Miu Miu silhouette) to streamlined takes, the latest wave of classic-chic riffs involve ballerina ribbons, dainty ankle ties and grommet-adorned leather. And while the look is innately feminine, the latest offerings imbue far more cool-factor when paired with cropped denim and the latest of-the-moment bag. Here, 12 ways to get in on the trend that’s entirely It-girl approved.

Photo: Miu Miu flats, Getty Images; Homepage Image: ImaxTree

Ballet-Inspired Shoes

Sateen Ballet Flats



Mayfair Leather Ribbon Courts


Kurt Geiger

Paris Lace-Up Flat


Diane von Furstenberg

Lois Lace-Up Leather Ballet Flats


Isabel Marant

The Cordon Pump


Stuart Weitzman

Metallic Leather Lace-Up Ballet Flats


Miu Miu

Contrast Glitter Heels in Suede



Very Ballerina Crystal-Embellished Flats



Satin Ballet Flats



Leather Ankle-Wrap Pump


Gianvito Rossi

The Inga Lace-Up Flat in Suede



Love Latch Point-Toe Leather Ballet Flats