The trend that was hot in the aughts is back again, and won’t your stiletto-whipped feet be thrilled! Ballet flats are making a comeback in a big True Fashionista way for Fall 2022, and we are more than happy to share how you can slide your way into this fashion refresh. While at it, head to the well-stocked footwear collection at Florida’s largest lifestyle consignment store, True Fashionistas, to discover your new personal faves!
STEP INTO BALLET FLATS – HOW THE TREND STARTED IN THE FIRST PLACE
There we were, livin’ the early 2000s, frustrated over dial-up and fangirling Gossip Girl hardcore. Blair Waldorf was rocking her ballet flats each week in micro-mini skirts and lace patterned tights, and fans were flipping out over her pert and polished footwear. Then the November 2007 issue of Vogue had an article about the Repetto ballet flat craze featuring model Agyness Deyn in a studded pair of Comme des Garçons flats and Sofia Coppola in a simple black version thereof.
STEP INTO BALLET FLATS – THE REFRESH
Ballet flats began their resurgence this past spring. As Vogue shares, Molly Goddard had ballet flats in charming hues of pink and orange, and Simone Rocha showed the shoe in metallic purples and reds. At the same time, not surprisingly, Ferragamo delivered their classic version, complete with signature flat bow.
Ballet flats for 2022 are like the slightly more elevated version of a simple white sneaker, ideal for the office or just on a day spent running errands. Marie Claire shares how the Fall 2022 runways were awash with brands like Miu Miu’s styled satin ballet flats, chunky white socks, preppy school-uniform-adjacent ensembles, and Chanel’s pairing of pointed patent-leather ballet flats with thick tights and tweed jackets. Maggie Marilyn included ruched ballet flats in their collection, styling them with a matching suit to prove their versatility. Ballet flats from Coach, Tory Burch, and more are on the wall and ready to be discovered at True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples.
STEP INTO BALLET FLATS – WAYS TO WEAR THEM
The best part about the return of ballet flats is that they can be worn with virtually anything or at any time! Pair them with a ballgown, skinny jeans, or preppy school uniform-looking ensembles, or follow Chanel’s Fall ’22 runway lead and rock your pointed patent-leather ballet flats with thick tights and a tweed jacket. Ballet flats are also perfect for work or play.
Even on a humid southwest Florida day, ballet flats pair fantastically with a linen button-up and denim shorts. Have a set of ballet flats in various colors like Mango’s bow leather Ballerinas. They come in five different colors for quick mixing and matching.
We very well know in our True Fashionista world that it is OK to wear white after Labor Day. This year, do it in Loeffler Randall’s classic white Leonie ballet flats featuring the cutest tiny bowtie. You’ll be reliving those childhood ballet class memories in no time!
Yes, you can even get edgy in your ballet flats! Pair a Shutz pointed toe flat with leather jacket, t-shirt, and plaid pencil skirt for a cool pop-punk aesthetic.
Bloch’s Rigel Ballerina flats with a two-toned hue are a perfect pairing for classy office perfection. Put ‘em on for work with a blazer, button-up, and jeans. True Fashionistas, the best designer consignment store, offers 13,000 sq. ft. of designer consignment clothing to go with your ballet flats.
Have your ballet flats and your Barbiecore, too, thanks to Zara’s bow trim leather ballet flats in True Fashionista hot pink. You’ll be ready to hit the streets and the fall parties in full designer style.
STEP INTO BALLET FLATS – AN ARRAY OF STYLES
Funny how a shoe so essential can look so True Fashionista different from pair to pair. From square-toed stylings from the likes of Vince Camuto and Franco Sarto to Charles & Keith's pointy-toed Mary Jane flats and Miu Miu’s patent finish flats with intentionally mismatched ankle straps and oversized buckles, there’s so much more out there this time around. Remember, just because it’s a flat shoe doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
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