This Fresh Flat-Shoe Trend Is Dominating in London and New York Right Now

There was one unanimous winner amongst the trends showcased in the A/W 23 runway shows in February this year. Not a new style of coat or a reimagined silhouette—the season’s hottest trend is a classic colour that's back with a vengeance: fiery red. Setting the runways ablaze at GucciValentino and Eudon Choi, some of our favourite designers set the scene for a season of passionate, rich and incandescent dressing.


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On Sofia Richie Grainge: Jacquemus Les Ballets Square-Toe Mules (£485).

And with autumn officially upon us, the fashion set is painting the streets red with luxurious knits and red-hot accessories, but my favourite way to wear the colour trend is undoubtably red ballet flats.


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Having witnessed the ballet-flat trend dominate throughout the summer months and continue to grow into autumn, it was only a matter of time until the season's favourite shoe style joined forces with its hottest colour to give us the only shoes we're interested in wearing right now.


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Celebrities, influencers and fashion editors are equally enamoured; across the LondonNew York and Milan shows last month, showgoers were spotted up and down the streets sporting red ballet flats.


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Who What Wear UK affiliate editor Emily Dawes styled red ballet flats with a tonal bag and knit.

When paired with other red pieces, red ballet flats bring a look to life with a vibrant, elevated effect that requires no extra effort. Equally as chic when styled with jeans and a tee, these shoes add a playful and polished edge in one go.


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To ensure you put your best foot forward, I've rounded up the best red ballet flats available to shop right now. From Ganni to Boden, prepare to inject some spice into your shoe collection.


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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.