It’s clear that ballet flats have taken over our feeds and have quickly risen to one of the biggest footwear trends of 2023. Ballet flats are a classic choice, just like its sister, the Mary Jane: versatile, sleek, and timeless. Considering the popularity of different aesthetics trending like balletcore, dark academia, and hyperfeminity, ballet flats are a style of show that transcends in these various “cores.” With the grip that the Y2K aesthetic has on us, expect to see even more niche styles reemerge.
The return of ballet flats can also be thanks to the IT-Girl-approved brand Miu Miu, which was recently appointed as the #1 hottest fashion brand on The Lyst Index. You can say the signature Miu Miu ballet flat solidified the arrival of ballet flats, and since then, we’ve seen this style of shoe come in all different shapes and styles. So, if you haven’t dipped your toes yet into the ballet flat life, we’ve rounded up our favorite, most unique flats because we know you baes, are far from basic.
From mesh to buckles and gems, enjoy our roundup below.