Ballet flats may have derived from an actual ballet slipper, and although its existence has been around since the 16th century, today it is considered a footwear staple in any Parisian woman’s closet. Take this international style into your own wardrobe by pairing it with shorts, capris, jeans, skirts or dresses. Ballet flats go with just about anything and are available in just about any color, print or embellished style. Check out a few of my favorites right now.
Cole Haan has a great selection of trendy ballet flats. The Air Dana Ballet flats have a classic round toe with leather lining. Although the Air Dana’s style is standard, it’s available colors are what makes these flats so unique. They come in 3 mirrored leather metallic colors or 3 snake-embossed leather hues. Best of all, they’re cushioned with Nike Air technology, perfect for all day walking through the European streets.
Elie Tahari’s Britney Driver ballet flats come in three neutral colors. Its smooth metallic leather upper is detailed with an elegant metal hardware. The flats are effortlessly chic, much like European style.
For a higher end line of beautiful ballet flats, Sigerson Morrison offers a great selection. The black / camel contrasting combination flats feature an adorable double knot design in leather and suede. Giuseppe Zanotti’s two tone fabric round toe flats are both elegant and feminine, with its fuchsia and black color scheme and pearlized broach.
Flaunt your new Euro-chic style with a fabulously feminine pair of ballet flats. European women love spending their money on great accessories. Ballet flats can be your signature accessory that adds pizazz to any dull outfit, much like a Chanel quilted bag or a pair of Prada sunglasses can make any poor outfit look like a fortune.