The Shoe Trend Only It-Girls Know About

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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

$30

Zara

Mayfair Leather Ribbon Courts

$205

Kurt Geiger

Paris Lace-Up Flat

$228

Diane von Furstenberg

Lois Lace-Up Leather Ballet Flats

$710

Isabel Marant

The Cordon Pump

$398

Stuart Weitzman

Metallic Leather Lace-Up Ballet Flats

$550

Miu Miu

Contrast Glitter Heels in Suede

$218

J.Crew

Very Ballerina Crystal-Embellished Flats

$725

Aquazzura

Satin Ballet Flats

$660

Marni

Leather Ankle-Wrap Pump

$825

Gianvito Rossi

The Inga Lace-Up Flat in Suede

$108

Madewell

Love Latch Point-Toe Leather Ballet Flats

$795

Valentino