13 shoe discoveries that prove ballerinas are back (again)
While Kate Moss has stuck with ballet since the early 2000s, the rest of us, depending on our age, have seen this incredibly simple, yet iconic slip-on shoe slip in and out of popularity every decade.
And here we are again. For our youngest readers, welcome to the ballet. For the rest of us, it’s this time yet again.
Spring 2021 collections from Lanvin and Dior to Céline and Valentino featured versions of the flat ballet, and the trend is already spreading to more accessible stores and brands on our shores.
Whether it’s part of that reemerged desire for chic comfort and effortless ease that stems from the year we’ve all had, or just something that happens every 10 years or so, the barely present classic seems to be to return. in a big way.
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If you’ve had the hindsight (or hoarding tendencies) to still have a pair in your closet, dust them off and enjoy.
Otherwise, here are a few of my favorites from the latest offering, from essential black to pretty new season pastels and even metallics, plus a plethora of tactile finishes, from quilting to velvet.
And if the traditional super-flat model is too close to the ground for you, try one with a slight heel for just a hint of extra elevation.
What other classic style staples would you like to see make a comeback? Let us know in the comments below.