When you’re shopping for a new pair of ballet flats you want to look for a few key things. You need to make sure they have a breathable lining and a comfortable sole. You want to make sure they go with multiple items in your wardrobe and last but not least; make sure they’re well-made and will not fall to bits after a day out with your friends.

Grab a pair of more dressier and decorative ballerina flats to amp up a simple outfit. There are plenty of styles out there from studded with bows to chic lace.

1. Clean Lines

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When you wear ballerina flats it’s a good idea to keep the rest of your outfit lean and fitted. Go with straight trousers and slender cropped pants or jeans. This helps lengthen your body which is important when you’re wearing flats. What are you waiting for? Just go and grab your favourite pair and give yourself some much-needed comfort without sacrificing your fashionista image.

2. Bare Some Skin

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Dresses and skirts look great with ballet flats. Better than what you think. If you’re tall you can get away with dresses that go below the knee. However if you have more of a petite frame, choose shorter dresses to help elongate the body. Team these pastel lace floral flats with a cream skater dress. Soft hues for S/S’15 look stunning for any fun-filled occasion.

3. Cropped Jeans

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When wearing ballet flats with jeans, cuff the jeans a couple times to show a little skin in between the ballet flats and your jeans. It will help elongate your legs and give you a more polished look. The style above make a perfect pair for the office. They’re a comfortable alternative to other types of shoes. You’re able to wear these for extended periods of time and they can help to reduce foot fatigue for women who are on their feet all day.

4. Skinny Leggings

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Try skinny jeans or leggings that end at your ankle with a pair of chic ballet flats. You can wear your ballet flats and leggings with an oversized vibrant tunic. It’s always a good idea to think about proportions. If you’re wearing something skinny on your bottom half, wear something bigger on your top end. This pair above will give your outfit a perfect combination of style and sophistication. For a fun and more casual date go for some flats in vibrant colours to perk up your mood and outfit.

5. Casual Skirt Styling

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A-line or straight skirts go perfect with a pair of ballerina pumps. Due to the low cut designs of these shoes above they never look great when worn with sock or tights. Choose ballerina flats that go well with your skirts and personality.

No other shoe can make you look more awkward than a wrong style. Pay attention to the comfort. Go for a pair that has a soft cushioning and a flexible arch support. Ballerina flats are a much practical option than high heels or stilettos for any fashionista who is always on the go.

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