Ballet flats are one of those classic styles that hardly ever feel dated. However, the past five years have seen this Audrey Hepburn-approved footwear taking a back seat to other easy-to-wear shoe styles: loafers, Chelsea boots, backless slides, minimalist and chunky sneakers. Well, we are here to tell you the ballet flat is officially trendy again.
According to global shopping platform Lyst, searches for flats, specifically ballet styles, have been on the rise since the beginning of June, increasing by 24 percent week-over-week. In particular, shoppers are looking for Tory Burch and Salvatore Ferragamo and, of course, Chanel. Square toe silhouettes are also growing in popularity…perhaps to match our square-neck tops and dresses. But no matter if you prefer square, rounded, almond or pointy styles, the 2020 version of the ballet flat isn’t limited to sweet dainty bows or Mary Jane buckles. Minimalist designs, gathered leather and textured fabrics all feel much more modern.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO STYLE SQUARE-TOE BALLET FLATS SO THEY LOOK MODERN?
Swap your skinny jeans for ankle-baring straight or wide-leg trousers (even better if they’re made from a flowy fabric like linen or silk). Or, if you’re more a dresses and skirts kind of person, opt for voluminous tent dresses (both midis or minis will do) or a miniskirt in the style of your choosing.