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It really feels like ballet is having a moment. A lot of that is probably thanks to Misty Copeland, the trailblazing new face of ballet, but I feel like the popularity of dance in general has grown over the last decade. And it continues to inspire fashion designers who introduce a lot of dance-inspired elements into their collections. Who doesn’t love a full skirt or a body suit?

But this season it’s the ballet flat getting a makeover. Everywhere you looked the flat is being elevated, with twists of laces to wrap around the ankle. Unlike gladiator sandals though, which have never done much for my small frame, these wrap low around the ankle and across the foot for a more delicate look. Any girl who ever wrapped up a pair of pointe shoes will appreciate this added detail, and its being embraced so widely the variety is endless.

Here are a handful of my favorite ballet flats for the Fall:

Tara-Lipinski-Lace-Flats1. Aquazzura ‘Christy Lace-Up Flat’:

This blush color looks just like a ballet slipper but the gold heel brings the look from day to night.

2. ASOS ‘Lift Off’ Ballet Flats:

I love how this combines a d’orsay flat with a ballet slipper in the perfect shade of suede for fall.

3. Isabel Marant ‘Leo Ankle-Wrap Flat’:

Snakeskin gets a bridal shower makeover in these Isabel Marant beauties.

4. Loeffler Randall ‘Ambra’ Flat:

This accent of cheetah would look so chic with all black or Fall neutrals.

5. Topshop ‘Fickle’ Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat:

A nice compromise between the gladiator style and simple flats, these don’t have an ankle twist but capture the same aesthetic in a funky snakeprint.

6. Stuart Weitzman ‘Gilligan’ Flat:

You’d be hard pressed to find me in a flat at night but this one might get called up to the big leagues.

 

 

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