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12 ballet flats that will look chic with everything this autumn

Elevate your outfits with a pair of ballet flats

Ballet flats
Hollie Brotherton
Hollie BrothertonLifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
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When I think of ballet flats I’m instantly transported to 2007 when I wore a gold Topshop pair with my skinny jeans religiously. But like with many other Y2K trends, the runways have officially declared the ballet flat is back, and after seeing an onslaught of chic pairs all over the street style set, I’m finally on board.

Comfortable, elegant and versatile, what’s not to love? Of course, Chanel’s iconic two-tone pair has been around since the 1950s, but if you too still associate them with the unstylish era of wearing a waist belt with literally everything, just take a look at Miu Miu’s super cute logo-jacquard strap ballet flats or the beautiful satin styles by The Row.

Celebrities and royals wearing ballet flats

The Duchess of Sussex wears Chanel ballet flats at the 2022 Invictus Games in the Netherlands
The Duchess of Sussex wears Chanel ballet flats at the 2022 Invictus Games in the Netherlands

From Aquazzura to Chanel and Everlane to Zara, Meghan Markle loves her ballet flats. She's been spotted in every style from two-tone with rounded toes to pointed slingbacks.

Street style ballet flats
Marlies Pia Pfeifhofer pairs her Miu Miu ballet flats with white jeans and a contrasting blazer

Model Marlies Pia Pfeifhofer shows us how to dress down Miu Miu ballet flats to perfection, pairing them with a monochrome ensemble of white jeans and a black tailored blazer.

While Bella Hadid makes a case for ballet flats and loungewear
Bella Hadid makes a case for ballet flats and loungewear

Bella Hadid works airport chic, wearing her satin pink ballet flats with a grey tracksuit, sunnies and a matching headband.

The best ballet flats to shop now

The high street is now full of amazing pairs, and we've found the most coveted to shop online, from & Other Stories, Mango, Everlane, Arket and more...

  • & Other Stories ballet flats

    & Other Stories Mary Jane Leather Ballet Flats

    & Other Stories real leather ballet flats come in this classic Mary Jane style with a rounded square toe and a gold-toned half moon buckle. We'd wear them with everything from wide-leg trousers to mini dresses.

  • Everlane Ballet flats

    Everlane The Italian Leather Day Ballet Flat

    Meghan Markle favourite Everlane does real Italian leather ballet flats in a whole range of shades. They feature a comfortable cushioned insole and an outsole made of low impact, recycled leather.

  • Porte & Paire ballet flats

    Porte & Paire Bow-Embellished Satin Ballet Flats

    With their black hue, square-toe silhouette and bow-embellishment, we love this classic luxe style by Porte & Paire.

  • Mango black ballet flats

    Mango Elastic Satin Ballet Flats

    We're a little bit obsessed with these satin Miu Miu lookalikes from Mango. The black ballet flats feature an elastic strap, leather sole and comfortable inner lining.

  • Arket ballet flats

    Arket Satin Ballet Flats

    In true ballerina style, Arket's satin ballet flats come in the most stunning shade of pink and the perfect high cut.

  • Reformation Ballet Flats

    Reformation Buffy Ruched Ballet Flats

    Reformation's Buffy ballet flats have a softly gathered leather upper and come in the prettiest springtime pink. They feature a round toe and flat heel.

  • M&S ballet flats

    M&S Leather Bow Ballet Pumps

    Marks & Spencer's sleek black leather ballet flats are so popular thanks to their Insolia Flex technology, which ensures your foot is correctly placed for ultimate comfort. The affordable pair comes in at less than £40.

  • Russell & Bromley ballet flats

    Russell & Bromley Charming Quilted Ballet Flats

    For a high street Chanel-style two-tone pair, we've found these Russell & Bromley ballet flats. They feature a quilted leather upper and patent leather toe cap.

  • LK Bennett ballet flats

    LK Bennett Trilly Ballet Flats

    These ballet flats from royal favourite LK Bennett are truly timeless. Made from nappa leather, they have a round toe and a flexible sole with ruched detail to the back of the heel for the most secure fit.

  • H&M ballet flats

    H&M Ballet Pumps

    Reviews of H&M's ballet flats say they're super comfortable and look so expensive. Satin-lined, they have a decorative bow at the front and fluted soles.

  • Mango rhinestone ballet flats

    Mango Rhinestone Ballet Flats

    How amazing are these rhinestone ballet flats from Mango? Featuring a strass design with a rounded toe and flat heel, they'll add a statement touch to any outfit. 

  • Boden ballet flats

    Boden Flexible Sole Ballet Flats

    Princess Kate is a big fan of Boden, and these leather ballet flats come in the perfect muted metallic tone. They have a classic silhouette with a dainty bow and a pull tab for comfort.