Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
Popularized by icons like Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face and Bridget Bardot in And God Created Woman, ballet flats have rightfully earned their seat at the table. Gaining popularity in the '40s and '50s, and then again in the '80s—thanks to no other than Princess Diana—ballet flats have become the city girl's go-to shoe. The most buzz-worthy pair at the moment? Those featured on the Celine Spring 2021 runway. But if you're looking for a different iteration of this trend, opt for a pointed-toe style for a more polished look. The options are endless.
Pair this with a white or pastel sundress for a breezy look.
Try this pink version from Schutz for a fresh take on the metallic trend.
This chocolate brown pair will quickly become your favorite daytime shoe.
Show off this plaid logo pair from Moschino and style with a cropped pant.
Alexa, play Lady In Red. This suede pair from Eleanor Anukam goes up to a size 13.
This tan leather style from Marguax is the ideal off-duty shoe. Pair with light-wash jeans and a crew neck sweater for the perfect weekend look.
Try this two-tone pair for a new take on neutrals.
Looking for a style for evening? Try this black suede style from Larroude if you feel like opting out of heels.