How To Style Ballet Flats The Karlie Kloss Way
Anytime you see Karlie Kloss rolling her suitcase through an airport, you can bet she's wearing her go-to walking shoes: the classic black Chanel flat. Emma Stone, Emma Roberts, Lucy Hale, and Duchess Meghan Markle herself keep these wear-with-anything shoes in rotation — and with good reason — but nobody wears them as often as the model. Her latest travel outfit is a perfect example of how to style ballet flats the 2019 way.
Paris Fashion Week has been keeping this supermodel busy. After sitting alongside Oprah Winfrey at the Stella McCartney show, walking the Off-White runway, and joining all the celebrity-studded front rows, Kloss is back home in New York City at last.
On Weds., she was spotted at JFK International Airport with her two most valuable travel essentials, of course. If you haven't noticed yet, Kloss never leaves home without her olive-green Away carry-on and her favorite pair of black patent-toe ballerina flats.
These Chanel shoes have seen much more than just the airport floor, however. Kloss has sported them to South by Southwest, Saint Barts, a Sotheby's auction, and just about every place in between.
She's paired them with her formal attire plenty of times, but more than anything else, they're a permanent fixture in her travel style.
Her most recent trip called for a slouchy black turtleneck and distressed gray skinnies. She threw that cult-favorite leather trench that every celebrity owns (Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, and Bella Hadid, just to name a few) over the outfit, too.
Kloss' outfit can teach you how to keep a ballet flat casual and low-key. Pair it with your best cropped skinny jeans and an oversized sweater and there you have the perfect in-flight look. Even Meghan Markle has styled her own Chanel slippers — the exact ones Kloss owns — in the very same way (and to the airport, no less).
Copy these style icons and add these black flats to your travel kit ASAP. Ahead, Kloss' favorites and others like them.
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Kloss' ballet slippers are made of lambskin and have a cute monochromatic patent-leather toe.
A more colorful alternative, these sleek leopard-print flats are just about as neutral as the model's all-black pair.
For those who fancy a bolder hue, these shoes are your everyday solid-color flats in a rich burgundy.
Opt for this colorblocked version instead. They even have a contrasting cap toe like Kloss' go-to ballerinas.
You can stick with all-black and still get fancy with this patent pointed-toe pair.