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When I was in junior high school, I wore limited-toe ballet shoes. They’re my favorite, for as long as I can remember they were brown and sparkly and left a trail of glitter almost everywhere I went – sort of a calling card. Pair it with the babydoll blouse from . Indeed, this was fashion at its best. At that moment, no one was more trendy and fashionable than my 12-year-old self. It was all thanks to the little ballet-her flats that had zero arch support and sweaty feet like Kanye West wearing winter clothes in the summer. .
One insignificant day, I put them in the back of my closet, somewhere in the graveyard of collared shirts and capri pants, and at least forgot they existed. discourse I started.
By early 2022, trend asked readers, “Are you ready for the comeback of ballet flats?”
Throughout the year, trend forecasters and fashion consumers in general have noted the resurgence of ballet flats as a “trendy” clothing item (but let’s look at the records. Some people never stopped wearing it! It’s a personal style!). In July, influencer Matilda Jelf wore black Chanel ballet flats. TikTok users fell into a polarized frenzy. “They’re back because Matilda Jelf brought them back,” said one, while another told veterans who had slippers on when we were wearing them. I tried to recall the pain I had experienced. summer. “Sarel Madzebra tells his followers: I don’t wear ballet pumps. I’m not part of that story.” Other content creators obsessed with reviving trends soon began styling flats with leg warmers and wavy pants and straight-leg jeans.
Here’s the thing: Just because you see Jelf in ballet shoes doesn’t mean anything you You need to start wearing ballet shoes.this is not mean girls, and Jelf is certainly not Regina George. If you don’t like these little pumps, go ahead and hate, hate, whoosh if it’s what you’re asking for while you’re window shopping. But if you look at these ballet shoes and think about it, Wow, these really suit my personal style.I could see myself wearing it long after it was considered trendywe have a roundup for you.
If you, like me, fall into the underrepresented 3rd category of wanting to be a dancer and never getting the ballet class you always wanted, now is the time to turn to your inner child. It’s a chance to do the cliché of healing.
As with any cyclical trend, we encourage you to buy second-hand and browse what your local thrift and vintage shops have to offer. If those are missing, below are some quality finds for your feet.The main criteria for selection is the shape of his ballet flats, making any outfit more chic It was meant to be.
Giving chic hooves. I’m crazy
Yes, these are the diamonds of the season.
I think these speak for themselves (they say I can’t afford them).
For female bosses on the go!
These are so versatile that it’s very hard to go wrong.
J.Crew is having a renaissance. just trust me
Senior Fashion Writer Emilia Petraka recommended these to me and I will trust her for the rest of my life.
I love square toes and I love how they are incorporated here.
Some of the Cut staff recommended these to me.I’m pretty sure they were the ones Lily-Rose Depp famously wore.
Fashion assistant Vivian Chuan loves these, and I love Vivian’s style, so I love them too, due to their transitive characteristics.
Imagine walking around in these teeny-tiny heels. Very similar to the Repetto heel, but slightly more affordable.
These aren’t exactly ballet flats, but she says, “I’m meeting friends for tennis, but I’m still going to be in fashion.”
Camper is known for being extremely comfortable shoes that look orthopedic.
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