The New Ballet Flat You Can Wear From Work to Play

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    Click through our slideshow to see how several tastemakers have been wearing this ladylike accessory while out and about. Plus don’t forget to shop our favorites, ranging from elegant, pointy-toe flats to more playful, round-toe renditions.

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    Jessica Alba

    While arriving at the Los Angeles Airport last month, Alba’s Sigerson Morrison Holli2 Flats ($280) offered a ladylike counterpoint to her tough-girl essentials, like a Simone leather jacket and Salvatore Ferragamo purse.

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    Thanks to a bold animal print and metallic cap-toe, Mia’s Ashley Flats ($59) in Leopard are surefire stunners, so allow them to pop against a minimalistic outfit in muted hues.

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    Christian Louboutin’s Mrs. H Flats ($645) are as covetable as the label’s noteworthy high heels. These brightly colored beauties would look ultra-girly with a circle skirt and ruffled blouse.

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    Emmy Rossum

    Color-block Aldo flats complement Rossum’s sweetly feminine look, which consists of Style Stalker’s Moon Base Sweater ($149) in Vivid Pink and Milly’s Siena Dress ($182), perfect for a relaxed stroll in Beverly Hills.

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    Chloé’s Adelin Metallic Leather Sling-Back Ballerinas ($628) are versatile enough to wear with anything from skinny jeans to a shift dress and their gold sheen will add instant glamour to an outfit.

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    Maison Martin Margiela’s Line 22 Ankle-Strap Flats ($470) are a classic choice. Team them with floral chino shorts and a slouchy t-shirt for a stylish weekend ensemble.

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    Alexa Chung

    At Chanel’s Artists Dinner at the Tribeca Film Festival, Chung wore the label from head-to-toe, combining a refined tweed dress from the S/S 13 collection with a quilted bag and cap-toe shoes. The result is incredibly sophisticated, but still youthful.

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    Add a little texture to a streamlined look, such as a crisp white button-down and jeans, with Sigerson Morrison’s snake-embossed Pointed Toe Mary Jane Flats ($395).

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    Leave it to Alexander Wang to design ankle-strap flats with a touch of edge. His luxe Elsa Ankle Cuff Flats ($525) are the perfect accompaniment to a sharp blazer and tailored shorts.

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    Elena Perminova

    The model’s outfit, which includes Ann Demeulemeester’s Blazer ($680) and Sophie Hulme’s structured Large Tote Bag ($910), is unquestionably fashion-forward, but ankle-strap flats keep her look grounded.

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    Pixie Market’s Pointy Ankle Straps ($68) are a step up from your basic black flats. Style them with a silky shell and tailored, cropped trousers for an office-appropriate look.

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    Delia’s studded Madison Ankle Strap Flats ($25) in Black give your look a little rock ‘n’ roll flair. Wear them as an alternative to heels for a night out on the town.

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    Selma Blair

    For a casual lunch date in Los Angeles earlier this year, Blair livened up her striped Vineyard Vines Portside Dress ($138) and Hermes bag with colorful Zara flats.

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    To add a dose of eclectic charm to your outfit, we suggest Pierre Hardy’s polka-dot Ballet Flats ($438) with your favorite cutoffs and graphic t-shirt.

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    We love see-through accessories, which is why Deena & Ozzy’s Clear Panel Pointy-Toe Skimmers ($34) immediately caught our eye. Step into these futuristic shoes with a neon dress to make a sartorial statement.

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    Rihanna

    Two-tone Chanel flats instantly elevate the singer’s Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150), Karl Lagerfeld t-shirt, and laid-back denim shorts.

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    Play up the feminine palette and shape of Dolce Vita’s Gav Ankle Strap Flats ($149) by teaming them with a pleated skirt and lightweight knit.

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    Tap into the season’s graphic trend with Jeffrey Campbell’s Monochrome Lovins Flats ($119). If you’re extra bold, slip these on with a striped dress for an eye-catching effect.

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Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses

Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray-Ban, $150
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Portside Dress

Portside Dress

Vineyard Vines, $138
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Large Tote Bag

Large Tote Bag

Sophie Hulme, $910
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Blazer

Blazer

Ann Demeulemeester, $680
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Siena Dress

Siena Dress

Milly, $182
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Moon Base Sweater

Moon Base Sweater

Style Stalker, $149
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Mrs. H Flats

Mrs. H Flats

Christian Louboutin, $645
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Adelin Metallic Leather Sling-Back Ballerinas

Adelin Metallic Leather Sling-Back Ballerinas

Chloe, $628
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Ballet Flats

Ballet Flats

Pierre Hardy, $438
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Elsa Ankle Cuff Flats

Elsa Ankle Cuff Flats

Alexander Wang, $525
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Gav Ankle Strap Flats

Gav Ankle Strap Flats

Dolce Vita, $149
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Pointy Ankle Straps

Pointy Ankle Straps

Pixie Market, $68
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Monochrome Lovins Flats

Monochrome Lovins Flats

Jeffrey Campbell, $119
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Madison Ankle Strap Flats

Madison Ankle Strap Flats

Delia's, $25
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Line 22 Ankle-Strap Flats

Line 22 Ankle-Strap Flats

Maison Martin Margiela, $470
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Clear Panel Pointy-Toe Skimmer

Clear Panel Pointy-Toe Skimmer

Deena & Ozzy, $34
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Pointed Toe Mary Jane Flats

Pointed Toe Mary Jane Flats

Sigerson Morrison, $395
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Ashley Flats

Ashley Flats

Mia, $59
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