These Classic Flats Have Earned Themselves Icon Status—Now They're Finally Back in Stock

We may be in the middle of a chilly snap right now, but believe it or not, spring is creeping up on the horizon. So you can’t blame us for getting excited about the new season. With our minds firmly on all the exciting spring/summer 2024 trends to come, there’s one shoe style in particular that has already piqued our interest after seeing it all over the best dressed feet we know and has gone straight to the top of our wish list. All that and we’re not even at the end of March yet—a surefire sign of big things to come.


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Monikh in the beautiful burgundy style.

You’ll probably be unsurprised to hear that the shoes in question come from luxury, Olsen twins–owned label The Row. After all, their track record for creating the most coveted shoes is impressive to say the least. Lest we forget those zip-front boots, flatform flip-flops and ubiquitous fisherman sandals that remain on most-wanted lists years after their release. Fashion’s latest The Row obsession, however, comes in the form of a dainty ballet pump—basically cementing the return of the millennial flats, in case you were wondering. As with most Row pieces, their beauty is in their simplicity: They feature a barely there sole and buttery-soft leather in a range of muted colours, with a simple elastic strap over the top of the foot to give a Mary Jane–esque finish. Comfy and timeless—it’s a win-win.

The Row’s ballet flats have in fact been a fixture in its collections for a while now, but as experts in spotting when a cult buy is really gaining traction, we can almost certainly confirm that this spring is going to be the season you start seeing everyone wearing them even more. Queen of cool, minimalist style Kendall Jenner has been spotted in the classic black pair recently. And a little closer to home, Who What Wear columnist and all-round tastemaker Monikh owns the burgundy iteration. Fashion has spoken.


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Kendall Jenner wears the black version.

If history is to be learned from, these delicate flats will no doubt sell out the moment it becomes warm enough to wear them. For now, though, they’re miraculously still in stock in most sizes, and we’ve linked the various colours and some more of The Row’s best flats below. Keep scrolling to shop.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.