Travel Must: The Ballet Flat

BalletFlatWe can’t think of a more travel-friendly shoe then the ballet flat. Besides being comfortable, they’re easy to slip on and off when you’re passing through airport security and will come in handy if you plan to do a lot of walking at your final destination. Whether you plan to pair them with skinny jeans and biker jacket like Sienna Miller, or with a trench and black pants like Emma Watson, don’t be afraid to try a bold shade, fun texture or pretty details. Here are 8 we’re loving now.

1. Attilio Giusti Leombruni ballerina flat, $320, nordstrom.com.
Forget just one colour, why not try a trio of shades in a colour-blocking style. Glossy and patent leather, while the leather is soft, we suggest breaking them in before toting them on your trip.

2. Aldo Warnack, $70, aldoshoes.com.
A classic pair to have in your shoe wardrobe, we’re fans of these leopard print ballet flats from Aldo. With a little bow detail and a round toe, they will coordinate with almost anything in your closet.

3. Kate Spade Juliana Too, $95, katespade.com.
Green, shiny, made of rubber and super cute, you’ll be totally protected if you happen to have a run in with the rain.

4. Tory Burch Glitter Caroline ballet flat, $235, toryburch.com.
Perfectly casual, yet still chic, these navy flats have subtle glitter details and the classic chunky Tory logo on the toe. Plus they’re super comfortable thanks to the elastic trim.

5. Kenneth Cole Slip Out Flat, Saffron, $69, kennethcole.com.
We love the two-tone look of this stylish ballet flat. In a suede fabric, the saffron shade will add the right amount of pop to any outfit.

6. Repetto BB patent-leather ballet flats, $265, net-a-porter.com.
In a gorgeous lipstick-red shade, these patent-leather ballet flats will instantly make your airport style go from basic to glamorous. With a little heel, these are the perfect flat to help you navigate the streets of Paris or the cobblestones of Quebec City.

7. Bloch Arabian ballerina, $99, piperlime.com.
Sometimes all you need is a simple pair of black flats, like these comfy, slip-on’s by Bloch. A must-have basic, these fit like a glove from the minute you put them on.

8. Diane von Furstenberg Botswana patent flats, $210, shopbop.com.
Though we love a capped toe, we also love this reverse effect on this pastel ballet flat. The gold heel cap and piping detail around the edge adds a little bit of glamour to an otherwise simple shoe.