'I've been wearing ballet flats for over a decade. Here is exactly how I style them.'

For the last few years, ballet flats have been getting a bad rap. They’ve been called ugly, unflattering and uncomfortable, and frankly, I was tired of the slander.

You see, the day I put on my first pair of ballet flats back in 2009 was the day it all changed for me. Even when the trend died out, I refused to throw my flats out for sneakers. My loyalty towards them were unmatched, and no shoe even came close to pushing them off the pedestal.

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In my opinion, they’re chic, versatile and I think they're comfortable, so I’m thrilled that they’re making a comeback.

I’m not a heels girly, and I’m certainly not someone who wears sneakers outside of the gym, so for me, ballet flats are a happy medium. From mary-janes to pointed-toe, ballet flats are back and better than ever.


Because I’ve been wearing them for well over a decade, I know a thing or two about styling flats, so take notes, because this is how I regularly wear them.

Oh, and if you want to buy the pair that I’m wearing in these photos, you can purchase them here.

Outfit #1: Classic jeans and white shirt combo.

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This is my favourite outfit for days when I want to look like I put in a lot of effort, but really didn't. You can never go wrong with a classic light wash jeans and white shirt combo. I ended up adding a wide belt to match the flats and I think it really helped pull everything together.

I recommend buying: Abrand 94 High and Wide Jeans (these are the exact ones I'm wearing), Cotton On Dad Shirt, Oxford Marsha Belt.

Outfit #2: All black from head to toe.

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If you read my black maxi skirt styling story, then you would know that I ... well ... love black maxi skirts. I especially love black maxi skirts with black ballet flats, and this all-black ensemble just screams quite luxury. I added some gold jewellery to really break apart the black and pushed my hair back with a pair of sunglasses.

I recommend buying: MVN Siren Knit Skirt, Forcast Tania Crew Neck Knit, Cancer Council Babinda Sunglasses, By Charlotte Gold Live in Peace Necklace.

Outfit #3: A pair of hot pink pants.

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I can't believe the day has finally come where I'm actually wearing a colour that's not black, white or neutrals. These pink pants were a bit of an impulse buy but one that I definitely don't regret. It goes perfectly with my black t-shirt and ballet flats, and feels very summer appropriate.

I recommend buying: H&M Twill Utility Pants (these are the exact ones I'm wearing), Dazie Oversized Tee, Reliquia Jewellery Marcello Earrings.

Here are some of my favourite pairs of ballet flats.

VIVAIA Pointed-Toe V-Strap Mary-Jane Flats in Ruby Red, $171.

Image: VIVAIA.


SPURR Mary Jane Flats, $59.99.

Image: SPURR, The Iconic.


Marcs Trella, $149.95.

Image: Marcs, The Iconic.


SPURR Bianca Flats, $59.99.

Image: SPURR, The Iconic.

Atmos&Here Teressa Flats, $119.99.

Image: Atmos&Here, The Iconic.


Novo Shoes Chana Flats in Milk, $49.95.

Image: Novo Shoes.


Nine West Favs, $159.95.

Image: Nine West.


Bared Footwear Goldeneye, $269.

Image: Bared Footwear.

Wittner Aleisha Suede Leather Flats, $180.

Image: Wittner, The Iconic.


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