Do you know those people that perpetually live in heels? Well, I’m one of them. For as long as I can remember, I have been wearing heels in all their forms—ankle strap heels, mary jane pumps, platform sandals, you get the gist. But the longer I’ve lived in New York City, the more I’ve been open to experimenting with flats partially out of pure necessity. And while I can’t imagine I’ll always have a flair for the dramatics, there are so many great shoe trends (think loafers or vintage-inspired sneakers) that are worth test-driving. But I must confess that the one trend speaking to my soul the most is ballet flats. From Miu Miu’s polished satin iterations to The Row’s square-toe mary jane styles, SS/ 22 and FW /22 runways proved ballet flats are back and better than ever.
Which makes adopting this shoe trend all the more alluring. But if you’re like me, and you’re not sure how to function in flats, you’ll want to keep reading as I’ve done some digging to see how the fashion set is already wearing this trend. Whether you’re a flat-shoe fan fanatic or need some convincing that this shoe style is for you, these 16 ballet flat outfit ideas are bound to impress.