Dec 5, 2017 Shopping Picks

The Cute Ballet Flats to Finally Swap Your Heels For

by Gina Marinelli

There seems to be a divide when it comes to footwear: Either you’re a low-heel or a high-heel type of person. But if there’s anything that will get us all on equal footing, it’s the 18 cute ballet flats ahead.

Sure, ballet flats tend to have a preppier quality that’s hit-or-miss for some, but the reason these pairs are so attractive is that they have differentiating details. Think playful ankle straps, sturdy buckles, mismatched patterns, and thoughtful bits of bling.

Don’t get us wrong—we’re not totally tossing our heels for a flats-only shoe closet, but we think they can harmoniously comingle. Click on for the best ballet flats on the market right now.

Aquazzura Bliss Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats ($735)

Bershka Velvet Ballerinas With Buckled Ankle Straps ($40)

Cole Haan Collection Ballet Flats ($180)

Salvatore Ferragamo Ornament Bow Ballet Flat Shoes ($595)

H&M Ballet Flats With Rhinestones ($30)

J.Crew Lily Ankle-Wrap Flats ($135)

J.W.Anderson Suede-Trimmed Leather Ballet Flats ( $830 ) ($415)

Madewell The Leia Ballet Flats in Suede ( $108 ) ($75)

Mango Velvet Ballerinas ($40)

Margaux The Pointe ($185)

Miu Miu Lace-Up Leather Ballet Flats ($685)

Monse Satin Ankle Strap Flats ($790)

Nine West Soeasy Ballet Flats ($69)

Repetto Pointed Ballerinas ($395)

Shoes of Prey Cap Toe Ballet Flats ( $169 ) ($139)

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Gelsey Ballet Flats ($285)

The Row Elodie Satin Ballet Flats ($745)

Zara Bejewelled Leather Ballerinas ($60)

Up next, upgrade another essential in your closet: your favorite work trousers.

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