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Ballet Flats: The Shoe Of The Season

The slip-on-and-go shoe for effortlessly chic styling, ballet flats are undoubtedly the star of this season, and for good reason.

They’re oh-so-versatile and a lot more comfortable to wear all day than a heeled court. Ballet flats can take you from work to weekend, pairing wonderfully with tailored suits or laid-back denim.

Read our guide to ballet flats and other non-heeled footwear pieces for this season and find the styles your feet will love you for.

Why Ballet Flats Are Back In Style

With fashion nostalgia seeing minimalist ‘90s silhouettes come back into play and ‘80s pinks and reds influencing our shopping habits, ballet flats are the latest much-loved fashion icon returning to our wardrobes.

Being ‘rediscovered’ as the timeless styling piece we can absolutely wear all day long, the flat silhouette is simple. It works with a variety of styles, so you can dress your favourite flats up or down, according to the mood or occasion.

They are feminine without the need of a heel, and designs that add a touch of texture with tweeds or patent finishes help to ‘jazz things up’ a little.

How To Style Ballet Flats

The beauty of ballet flats is that they are incredibly simple to style. You can easily wear them to work as an all-day shoe that’s far more formal than a trainer.

Ballet pumps also work in a similar way to tweeds, helping to elevate an outfit from veering into too-casual territory. They work wonderfully with straight-leg jeans for a chic look that exudes elegance.

They also pair well with a dress, making a floral print or floaty silhouette instantly feel more contemporary. They look a little more polished than a trainer, but offer comfort and ease in the same way.

Our Favourite Ballet Flats

All of our ballet flats are crafted with you in mind, made in Europe from the finest materials to help bring a touch of LKB luxury to any outfit. Whether you wear them for the commute or a weekend coffee run, our pumps help bring the extraordinary to the ordinary, every day.

Our Kara ballet pumps are an LKB favourite, and this season's version has a playful side. Crafted in Spain from green and white houndstooth fabric, this undisputed classic has a green leather toe cap, trim and bow detail, and a signature sleek silhouette. They totally epitomise the ballet flats trend.

The Trillys are timeless and versatile. No wardrobe should be without a pair of ballet flats and the Trilly ballet pump is made from super-wearable beige crinkled patent. Offering a softer and more comfortable feel than classic patent leather, these everyday flats have a lightweight, flexible sole and ruched detail to the back of heel offering a secure fit.

Giving a classic flat a fun, Sixties' feel, our Charlotte ballerina style pumps are designed to take you between the seasons. Crafted in Spain from beautiful black nappa leather, they have a squared-off toe embellished with heritage-inspired gold snaffle detail. Effortless and elegant, wear them with your favourite dresses or tailored trousers on sun-filled autumn days.

Other Flat Shoes To Style

While we love the ballet flat silhouette, it might not be to everyone’s taste. That’s not to say you can’t slip on a contemporary style with some of our other flat shoe pieces.

Loafers have that preppy, back-to-school vibe that’s perfect for transitional weather. Practical by nature with their closed toes and chunky soles, they’re our go-to for the season’s rainy days, but they also look great with sheer tights or cotton ankle socks during warmer spells.

The Soraya snaffle detail loafer is our stand-out style for the coming season, it's the perfect shoe for the early months of autumn, before we're in fully-fledged boot weather. Push them on with tailored trousers and a shirt to keep things androgynous, or try them with your favourite dress to loosen things up a bit.

Shop our collection of luxury flat shoes here to find the perfect one for your new season wardrobe.