We hate to say it, but the 2010’s are really back. While most of us who lived through the era can consensually agree that we never wanted to see 2010 trends come back into style, fashion is undeniably cyclical and it was only a matter of time before the decade that was known for rainbow-colored skinny jeans, V-necks, and Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita booties would make a nostalgia-based resurgence powered by Gen-Z. But of all the fugly fashion trends that defined that era (jeggings instantly come to mind), we are actually lowkey excited that ballet flats are having a major moment right now. Spotted on the runways of Dior, Chanel, and Miu Miu, and sported by celebrities like Bella Hadid, the ballet pump is shaping up to be the hottest footwear item of the season and it’s easy to see why. Whether they’re strappy and satin-finished like Miu Miu’s cult pair, square-toed like Sandy Liang’s covetable flats, or adorned with crystals a la Alaïa, the versatile shoe is timeless and can practically be worn with anything in addition to being ultra-cozy without compromising on style.
From Valentino to Margiela, below, 10 super chic ballet flats to slip into this summer.
Satin Ballerinas, $980
Black Studded Ballerina Flats, $943
Rockstud Satin Ballerinas, $1020
Wide Welt Buckled Ballerina Shoes, $521
Tabi Split-Toe Leather Ballet Flats, $731
Leather Ballet Flats, $579
House of Ballerinas
Louise Ballet Flat, $145
Crystal Embellished Ballet Flats, $730
Mary Jane Pointe Shoe in Ballet Satin, $495
Pleated Leather Ballerina Flats, $320