A woman wearing a light brown skirt, and khaki shirt paired with Pipa ballet flats in a light khaki
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17 Ballet Flats That Could Be Your Go-To Summer Shoe

They're back, baby!

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There was once a time when ballet flats were the classic everyday shoe for everyone, from soccer moms to the cast of Gossip Girl. It's been almost a good decade since the cozy flats have enjoyed that kind of ubiquity among the fashion set, but the tides have started to turn.

With the rise of the balletcore trend in recent months, the dainty flat shoes are the latest style to take the internet by storm. Some of our favorite fashion houses have reintroduced the ballet flat over the past few seasons on the runway, from the likes of Celine, Dior, Valentino (shout-out Rockstuds), Simone Rocha, and Lanvin. As the summer heat has returned in full swing, that means we’re opting for comfy and breathable silhouettes and the ballet flat is just that. Best of all, it can be paired with just about anything in your closet.

There’s a good chance you’ve cleaned out your closet of any remaining ballet flats, or perhaps you wore all of yours into the ground back in 2010. Fear not. Brands like Sleeper, Loeffler Randall, Paloma Wool, Everlane, and more have their own 2022 takes that’s ready to fill the void in your summer wardrobe.

Below, take a look at some of the cutest and most versatile ballet flats on the market right now.

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