Remember ballet flats from the noughties?
The trend was a huge one, worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sienna Miller, the style icons of the decade.
Fast forward to 2022 and believe it or not, the shoe we once vowed never to wear again is making a comeback.
The shoe has had an update however, with little details that add a modern touch, including pleats, square toes, straps and embellishment.
While these touches sound small, they can change the shoe’s aesthetic entirely by adding a tougher edge to the once delicate and ultra-feminine-looking flats – so if you’re worried about looking to twee in yours, there’s no need.
So how do you wear them? The easiest way is to team them with jeans like Alexa Chung [pictured], who makes them look effortless.
If you’re more of a dress wearer, you’re in luck too. To avoid looking too cutesy, try teaming them with an LBD or denim dress.
Of course these are just suggestions; at Wear Next, we encourage you to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident, whatever that might be.
If you’re looking for a new pair, keep scrolling. Here are the best pairs you can buy right now.
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Buffy Ruched Ballet Flat, £198, Reformation – buy now
Ade Flat, £575, Jimmy Choo – buy now
Leather Bow Ballerinas, £46.95, NA-KD – buy now
Ruched Square-Toe Chunky Chain-Link Ballerinas, £55, Charles & Keith – buy now
Animal Print Ballet Flats, £55.99, Zara – buy now
Pointed Leather Ballet Flats, £99, Cos – buy now
Leather Square Toe Ballerina Flats, £69, & Other Stories – buy now
Elastic Leather Ballet Flats, £690, The Row at Net-a-Porter – buy now
Tootsie in Hot Pink, £165, Rogue Matilda – buy now
Leanna Pointed Ballet Flats in black, £18, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
Princely, £149, Kurt Geiger London – buy now
Valentine’s Day Collection: Amora Heart Cut-Out Ballerina Pumps, £55, Charles & Keith – buy now