Meet the New Wave of Ballet Flats

When everyone from Marni and Miu Miu to Zara and Steve Madden is getting behind a shoe trend, we can’t help but take notice—and take action. This is precisely the case with today’s topic: the new wave of ballet flats that have been a serious sartorial hit on the fashion scene. What makes these flats feel fresher than those of seasons past? The simple yet effective addition of ribbon ankle straps, most often made of grosgrain, nodding to the shoes’ original roots in ballet. Not only does this make them more comfortable (because how many times have traditional flats somehow spontaneously slipped off your feet?), but it makes them look more forward and elevated, as well. Additionally, with all kinds of color combinations available—whether it be navy and black or pink and white—there’s a style for every fashion type from edgy to ladylike.

Shop the shoes we know everyone will soon be wearing below!

Opening Image: Man Repeller