Jennifer Lawrence Wore the Controversial Flats Trend That's All Over Instagram


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I'm not going to lie. Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the latest It shoe styles thanks to how many are dropping and subsequently selling out at any given moment. Every week, a new pair of sneakers, boots, sandals, or flats appear on the market just to immediately go viral on Instagram and TikTok, run out of stock, and disappear into footwear purgatory. That being said, one pair of buzzy shoes has found a way to break the cycle by refusing to lose momentum despite weeks of being impossible to buy: Alaïa's fishnet Mary Jane flats. 

Spotted on every influential Instagram feed in the fashion world, the naked flats have quickly become one of the most-wanted and hard-to-find items of the year. But as photos from this week prove, Jennifer Lawrence didn't have any trouble getting her hands on a pair. On Wednesday, the actress was spotted walking around New York City in the black-and-silver flats, which retail for $850. With them, she kept things pretty casual, adding a baggy white T-shirt, similarly slouchy jeans, a crossbody bag from The Row, sunglasses, and a baseball cap. In other words, she wore my ideal summer outfit with the flats that everyone on my social feeds is talking about. 

Though controversial—after all, see-through mesh footwear isn't for the faint of heart—Alaïa's fishnet Mary Janes remain one of the year's coolest buys. That is if you can find a pair in stock. See how J.Law wore hers and shop similar styles until a fresh lot of sizes appears on 


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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.