There are some “trends” that are so ingrained in my fashion sensibilities that I often wonder what the heck I did before said trend became popular. For instance metallics—how did I accessorize before metallics came to be? How did I tie my outfits together and coordinate my jewelry, clutch, and shoes for cocktail parties? My favorite accessories are gold, I literally have no idea how I survived beforehand.
I feel similarly about ballet flats. I was in Florida, so I wore flip flops. But, what did the rest of you wear on your feet when it wasn’t summer (sandals), winter (boots), or you weren’t dressed up (heels)? And, for the love of god, please don’t answer that question with the words “loafers” or “clogs.” But, seriously, ballet flats are the perfect go-to-shoe to wear the majority of the year at all times and places—to brunch, to the office, to run errands, to meet up with friends, or to go out. They are cute, classic and (usually) comfortable.
Before ballet flats were popularized by Tory Burch’s Reva, they were just that, shoes ballerinas wear to ballet class. In honor of their notable origin, I’ve picked out some pale pink ballet flats for you to wear this spring—because the blush shade is popular again this season.
And, regardless of your stance on the color pink, the lighter shades of blush can be worked into your wardrobe as a neutral color to match with practically everything.
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Captoe Ballet Flats, $225, Bloomingdales.
Kors Michael Kors Erin, $150, Zappos.
Pour La Victoria Erna Ballet Flats, $136. Bloomingdales.
Enzo Angiolini Ceron Ballet Flats, $89, Bloomingdales.
Cap toe patent ballet flats, $39.99, Gap.